All About Allwood, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Allwood, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group have shared the following article on the area and its history.


The neighborhood of Allwood is located within the city of Clifton in the southern section of Passaic County in the state of New Jersey. The city is the 11th most populated in the states. Some nearby communities are Nutley, Glen Ridge, Brookdale, and Delawanna. The main roadways through the community are New Jersey Route 3, Allwood Road, Kingsland Street, Bloomfield Avenue, and Brook Avenue. 


The greater area of 11,000 acres was given to Hans Frederick by the Native American leader, Captahem, in 1679. It became an agricultural hub by 1903 as well as the home of the U.S. Animal Quarantine Station. 

In 1901, the Upper Montclair Country Club was founded. The course was designed by well-known golf architects, They designed the 27-hole course to include a challenging golf experience regardless of the golfer's skill level. The private clubhouse serves as a venue for hosting events such as the following:

  • family social events
  • weddings
  • business or charity meetings


In May of 1970, the area got its own library off of Lyall Road. Previously, the Allwood Women's Club had started the branch of the Clifton Library in the late 1930s, with the help of a donation of 250 books. 

In the center of the town is the Clifton Circle, a grassy-filled roundabout on Bloomfield Avenue. Farther up the road, off of Market Street, is the neighborhood gem, the Allwood Theater. The theater offers the residents the chance to view movies for only $5. Nearby are the following dining options:

  • Lamoon's Thai Restaurant
  • Blimpie America's Sub Shop
  • Francesca's Bakery
  • Empanada Spanish Grill
  • Jamie's Cigar Bar & Restaurant


The area is quite diverse, and as many as 33.2% were born in countries other than the United States. Approximately 57.5% speak English as a primary language while the rest speak languages that include Langs. of India, Spanish, Polish and Arabic. The ancestral makeup of the community includes: 

  • 20.1% Asian
  • 18.3% Italian
  • 12.8% Polish
  • 11.5% Irish
  • 9.4% German
  • 2.5% Ukrainian

The greater area has an average income of $62,271 per household for the year 2010. A family income was $76,070. Out of the working population, the following was the main occupations held: 

  • 45.1% executive, management, and professional positions
  • 22.8% sales and service jobs
  • 19.6% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 12.5% clerical, assistant, and tech support roles

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Date Published: July 9, 2021
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