About the Town

Indians of the Lenape Tribe occupied the land now called Closter. They were displaced by the Europeans, predominately the Dutch. For 200 years Dutch was the common language. English was not taught until 1770. Most of the Colonial architecture in the Hudson River Valley was Dutch in origin and over 20 of these original homes still remain and are still used by Closter residents. No other town in Bergen County boasts so great a concentration of houses built in or prior to 1740. In 1904, Borough of Closter was incorporated and present town boundaries were established encompassing 3.31 square miles with 150 acres of reservoirs and streams.

Borough of Closter

295 Closter Dock Rd, Closter. Tel: (201) 784-0600 

Population: 8,665

Median Family income: $123,978

Median home value: $ 667,300


Public Schools

Hillside School

340 Homans Ave, Closter, Tel: 201-768-3860

Tenakill Middle School

275 High Street, Closter, Tel: 201-768-1332

Northern Valley Regional High School District

162 Knickerbocker Rd, Demarest, Tel: 201-768-2200

Parks & Recreation

Veteran's Memorial Park located on Harrington Avenue is the centerpiece of the town's sporting events and recreational activities.

For more information about Closter Parks click here.

Recreation Programs: The year-round schedule of recreational activities is divided seasonally. In the spring, baseball and softball are available for children in grades 1-8, with a T-Ball program available for children in Kindergarten.

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