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Welcome to Brookdale ...

Brookdale is located in Essex County<1>.

The location of Brookdale has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Brookdale is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Brookdale lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Brookdale: (973) and (862)<4>

Communities Also Named Brookdale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Jersey communities named Brookdale: This one is located in Essex County and the other is located in Camden County.

Beyond New Jersey, there are 20 communities that are also named Brookdale - they are located in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Maryland, Missouri, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, South Carolina (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brookdale.

Communities near Brookdale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brookdale.

  • New York (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Brookdale and is located in Kings County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Brookdale and is located in Bronx County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Newark (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Brookdale and is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Brookdale and is located in Hudson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Yonkers (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
    • Yonkers lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Brookdale and is located in Westchester County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<6>
  • Paterson (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
    • Paterson lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Brookdale and is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
  • Elizabeth (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Brookdale and is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Passaic (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
    • Passaic lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Brookdale and is located in Passaic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
  • Union City (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
    • Union City lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Brookdale and is located in Hudson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
  • Mount Vernon (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Brookdale and is located in Westchester County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,775 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brookdale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brookdale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brookdale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brookdale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brookdale. See our Newspapers Page for Brookdale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brookdale ...

Looking for more information about Brookdale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Brookdale, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Brookdale.

Adding Brookdale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brookdale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Brookdale was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brookdale on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Brookdale

Communities in New Jersey

About Essex County

About New Jersey

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookdale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Essex County: www.co.essex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brookdale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brookdale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8337, Longitude: -74.1829       In this case, the coordinates for Brookdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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