History of Linwood a Neighborhood in Englewood, NJ

Linwood is a neighborhood in the city of Englewood, New Jersey. It was founded in 1939 by Carl and Harriet Parsons on land they purchased from George Richards. At that time it consisted of seven acres with an entrance off Kennedy Boulevard to provide access to Route 22.

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The name Linwood comes from combining the first two letters of their last names “L” and “P”. For most its history, Lynwood has been residential but efforts are underway for commercial development too.

The neighborhood is characterized by two-story homes on small lots. And because it was built in the late 1930s and early 1940s, there are more than a handful of Tudor style houses that can be found in Lynwood.

It has been well maintained over the years as many homeowners have removed their original siding to replace it with vinyl or aluminum which make for an easier maintenance schedule. Residents enjoy easy access to transportation via Route 22, Interstate 80, New Jersey Turnpike (I-95), NJ Transit bus service, and Englewood Railroad Station at Routes 22 & Kennedy Boulevard near its entrance off Route 22.