Linwood, a neighborhood in Englewood NJ, is one that has seen its fair share of ups and downs. After the Great Depression hit hard in 1929, many people moved to new suburbs for work or replaced their houses with single-family homes. As the economy improved through World War II and into the 1950s, population growth was nearly stagnant outside of urban cores.
The lack of growth led housing prices to fall and made it easier for families on modest incomes to buy large tracts of land within walking distance from workplaces and public transportation lines. This decade saw Lynwood’s population grow slowly but steadily until 1964 when developers began building larger apartment complexes near New Jersey Transit train stations.
This decade saw Lynwood’s population grow slowly but steadily until 1964 when developers began building larger apartment complexes near New Jersey Transit train stations. The housing boom of the 1970s also impacted Englewood, bringing in a new generation with different tastes and long-term residents who were unhappy about the changes that came to their neighborhoods. Thus far, most construction has been limited to downtown and waterfront areas as well as affordable housing developments strategically placed throughout town for people at all income levels. As time moves forward, it’s likely that some houses will be torn down for more apartments & condos or offices; however, many homes are being saved by buyers looking for an inexpensive option close to NYC via public transportation.