Elmwood Park is a classic bedroom community that offers commuters a small-town atmosphere and excellent transportation amenities. Elmwood Park has slightly more industrial and commercial development than the neighboring towns of Fair Lawn and Glen Rock. Even with the availability of shops and services close to home, residents look to the malls of Paramus for expanded shopping. Civic involvement characterizes this long-established area where well-kept older homes and newer construction harmonize in architectural diversity, graced by manicured lawns and bright flower beds. Interstate 80 and 287 as well as Routes 4 and 208 serve this area, although residents have an opportunity to take advantage of commuter bus and train to New York City. Recreational amenities include a youth center in Elmwood Park, lush local parks, sports fields and courts, playgrounds, county parks, golf courses, hiking trails, and opportunities to enjoy nature.