Jeffrey and Susan Rothenberg were looking to downsize when they recently moved from their four-bedroom home in northern Bergen County, N.J., to a two-bedroom condominium in Cliffside Park. Now they’re not only closer to New York City, but they also have sweeping views of the city and the Hudson River from their 25th-floor unit in the Winston Towers complex.

“There’s something about a view that really adds to your life,” said Ms. Rothenberg, 64, a retired teacher. She and Mr. Rothenberg, 65, a retired dentist, paid $510,000 for their new home.

Across the Hudson River from Upper Manhattan — and just seven and a half miles northwest of Times Square — the borough of Cliffside Park packs 25,000 people into one square mile. It offers easy access to New York City by bus or ferry, with housing prices that are more affordable than those in the city. FULL STORY