Overview of Silver Lake, NJ

The workers' comp lawyers in Silver Lake, NJ at Garden State Justice Group would like to share some of the history and highlights of the neighborhood.

Silver Lake

The unincorporated community of Silver Lake is a  census-designated place, or CDP, located in the eastern region of Essex County in the state of New Jersey. The community takes up 208.64 acres and has an elevation of 112 feet. The neighborhood is situated within two towns, Belleville and Bloomfield. Some of the neighboring communities include Forest Hill, Woodside, Broadway, Ampere, and Upper Roseville. 


The community was named after a lake that was created in 1730 by Jasper Crane. Crane constructed a dam near the current location of St. Anthony’s Church, at Lake and Franklin Street. The dam formed Silver Lake that was 300 feet wide and a half-mile long. A storm in 1889 caused flooding in the area that destroyed the dam resulting in the lake draining. By 1920 there were no traces of the lake within the community. 


The neighborhood is home to two retail centers, the Staples Bloomfield Plaza and the Franklin Square Plaza. The Staples Bloomfield Plaza is located at the south end of the community on Grove Street and Bloomfield  Avenue. The main shops in the plaza include: 

  • Staples
  • Dollar Tree
  • Sally Beauty
  • Bloomfield Jewelry Exchange

The Franklin Square Plaza is located at the north end of the community, and some of the shops include:

  • Pearl Beauty Supply
  • The Children's Place
  • Marshalls
  • Rainbow Shops
  • T-Mobile

The community falls between Halcyon Park and Branch Brook Park. Halcyon Park, located on Parkway East, is a small green space with a small pond and benches to enjoy the view. Branch Brook Park, located on Branch Brook Park Drive, offers over 360 acres to the residents and is home to a dog park. Both parks have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. 


The CDP had 4,243 residents per the 2010 census. This count made up 1,587 households and 1,051 families. Additionally, there were 1,733 housing units within the community. The racial makeup of the CDP was the following:

  • 51.50% white
  • 10.49% African American
  • 47.14% Hispanic or Latino
  • 12.63% Asian
  • 0.16% Native American
  • 0.05% Pacific Islander
  • 20.15% other races
  • 5.02% two or more races

The median income per household within the community was $44,500. The following are the most commonly held occupations of the working residents:

  • 22.6% administration
  • 10.8% sales
  • 7.9% construction
  • 7.8% facilities
  • 6.8% transportation
  • 6.7% repair
  • 6.1% food service

Keep reading: An Abridged History of Glen Ridge, NJ

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If you are currently missing work due to a workplace accident injury, you may be entitled to more compensation than you are receiving. It is common for insurance companies to pay out the bare minimum. The experienced Silver Lake, NJ workers' comp lawyers at Garden State Justice Group are committed to getting the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve for your workers' comp claim. Call today for a free claim evaluation by one of our legal team members.

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