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very nice and quiet small town. Very good school systems, everyone knows everyone in this town and its very close knit
Lovely little town with a great community. Good school program as well. Many activities for its people. Close to NYC but still has a suburb feel.
I grew up in Bogota. I would be nice to see the overall cost of living in Bogota go down so that it is more affordable to live there.
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Bogota is very unique being a small suburb of only around 7000 thousand people located closely to New York City. The town was founded in the late 1800's during the borough boom in Bergen county, and named after the Bogart's who were the fist dutch settlers to arrive in the area.

The town originally consisted of mainly Irish, and Italian, but in recent years seen an influx of various Hispanic groups moving in from the city causing tension, and issues in the community. Mainly in the schools which have declined in quality. The housing prices like in the area as a whole has increased, but no so much because of Bogota, but because of the convenience factor being next to NYC with apartments being build, and planned to gain on it.
The area is under cared for and the people in town simply could careless about their community and how they play a role in the upkeep of the town.
Small and few parks for children.
We have the four seasons here, so the weather is relatively the same each year.
Employment is moderate. Most people have careers as teachers or law enforcement.
Visibility of police is quite high. Crime is low and often only traffic crimes like no seat belt ticket or motor vehicle accident.
Police and fire response time is quick and effective. Local representation lack experience and education.
Bogota, NJ is a very small town. We are surrounded by many mom-and-pop shops which offer great customer service. In order to go to the bigger chain stores, we would have to drive out of town to Paramus or Hackensack which is only about 10 minutes away. Great town. Great schools. Great Police Department.
We experience all four seasons. We have lost power for couple days but overall isolated from the heavy disasters.
This area is safe for bicyclists and pedestrians. There are several places to park and if you would like to park overnight in the street all you have to do in call the police station to aware them where it is parked. We have sidewalks along side almost every street. Buses are accessible in town and the train stop is in the town over.
We have volunteer firefighters and EMS. I dont feel that we are getting as much as we should for the taxes that we give. taxpayer's dollars are going towards pay raises instead of our community. During the last snow storm several roads were left with huge potholes and they were left there for over 2-3 weeks before they were slowly patched up
In this area there are several restaurants to choose from. We have chain restaurants to family owned. Nightlife here is not New York but there are couple places to go for social gatherings
Most families in my community have been living here for generations. This is a friendly community for everyone
In our town there are only to commercial buildings that are vacant. Most houses are occupied by families and if not, they are occupied pretty quickly.
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There are occasional fairs that happen in our town and the area around us. We have state fairs and local fundraising fairs for our school.
In our town there are very few jobs but in the area around us there are several different jobs
I would definitely choose to live here again. Families have been living in this town since they were kids. Everyone is familiar with their neighbors and many children participate in activities that allows us to stay connect with our community.
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