About PassaicLocated on the Passaic River, Passaic NJ lies 10 miles from New York City and 12 miles from Newark International Airport. Monroe Street boasts shops, restaurants and businesses. There is a train station with connections into Manhattan. Routes 3 and 21 run through the city with Route 80 and the Garden State Parkway nearby. The southwest section of the city is known as Passaic Park. Its 3.2 square miles hosts nearly 70,000 people. Passaic is made up of predominately 1, 2 & 3 family apartments. There is also a number of garden apartments, condo complexes and multi family homes. The Passaic Park section of town has higher priced single family houses.