About the Town

Demarest, only 2.5 square miles, a small affluent, friendly bedroom community just 8 miles from the G.W.B., nestled around the Tenafly Brook Duck Pond and the 19th century railroad station. It is bordered on the north by Closter, the south by Cresskill, the west by Haworth and the east by Alpine. Most new residents are professionals or business executives who like the small town charm, peaceful atmosphere, fine schools, and the simple commute to NYC.

Population: 4,988

Median Household Income: $147,202

Median home value: $760,300. 

Demarest Borough Hall

118 Serpentine Road, Demarest. Tel: (201) 768-0167

Public Schools
County Road Elementary School

130 County Rd, Demarest. Tel: (201) 768-6060

Luther Lee Emerson Elementary School
15 Columbus Rd, Demarest. Tel: (201) 768-6060

Demarest Middle School568 Piermont Rd, Demarest. Tel: (201) 768-6060

Northern Valley Regional High School

150 Knickerbocker Rd, Demarest. Tel: (201) 768-3200


Parks & Recreation

Alpine Country Club, 80 Anderson Ave, Demarest, Tel: (201) 768-2121

Demarest Swim Club, 1 Wakelee Dr, Demarest. Tel: (201) 768-8182

The Tenafly Nature Center with hiking trails, a natural lake and various botanical specimens is open to the public year round.

The JCC on the Palisades one of the largest in the county offers many cultural and sports facilities and events including outdoor and indoor swimming pools. Located at 411 East Clinton Ave, is an agency serving families, senior adults and singles in Bergen County. Members enjoy full use of indoor/outdoor swimming pools, tennis, racquetball and squash courts, gyms, indoor track and state of the art fitness center. Members can also enroll their children in the JCC's nursery school, kindergarten and after school programming, summer camps and year round sports programs.

Grocery Stores

Whole Foods Market

45 Vervalen St, Closter. Tel:(201) 367-9099

Stop & Shop Supermarket

34 West Railroad Ave, Tenafly. Tel: (201) 894-5111 

Kings Super Markets

70 Union Ave, Cresskill. Tel: (201) 541-4900 


52 W. Railroad Ave, Tenafly. Tel: (201) 266-8666