South Teaneck, New Jersey is located in the township of Teaneck, south of Route 4. This highly residential neighborhood has a commercial corridor on Cedar Lane that runs through the region and a business district on its southern tip. Residents of South Teaneck that live around Cedar Lane or in the southern sections of Teaneck can access restaurants, shops, grocers, pharmacies, and other services on foot. Pet owners that take their dogs for daily walks can run a few errands on their daily constitutionals in these areas.
Remember to be aware of the changing weather conditions with the seasons. Spring rains indicate an umbrella and cold winter fronts necessitate a warm jacket when walking your dog. Hot summer weather may be more walkable earlier or later in the day but autumn is just about perfect with dry, sunny days and more temperate conditions for you and your pup with lots of fall colors to enjoy too!
The Overpeck Golf Course lies on the east side of the community along with a large natural area. Several schools in the area have athletic fields and facilities on their properties. There is a large medical center located in south Teaneck so watch for traffic with distracted drivers in this region.
The Teaneck Creek follows a north-south route. Most homes are single-family houses with some historic and character homes and beautifully landscaped properties. The Arbor Terrace Retirement Community is centrally located here. South Teaneck has more level terrain than some other areas of the township, although some hillier areas have inclines you will need to contend with when walking.
Overpeck County Park is located along Overpeck Creek and contains 800 acres with lots of greenways in five main regions. The Henry Hoebel area has sports facilities and fields and a paved path for pedestrians and their dogs. A dog park is also located here!
The Palisades Park area has more recreational facilities and spots for picnicking with your pup. The Ridgefield Park area is 22 acres and has an amphitheater, athletic facilities and fields, a boat launch, and greenways for strolling. Alternatively, teach your pooch to ride in a kayak or on a paddleboard for a waterway trip!
The 46 acre Teaneck Creek Conservatory is an eco-art park. There are 1.4 miles of developed trails that have exhibits along them. Exhibits in the park include murals painted on concrete drainage pipes and the Turtle Peace Labyrinth, created from construction debris remnants.
South Teaneck residents also enjoy local Ammann Park, one of the oldest parks in the area.