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Tenafly Independence Day Celebration

by Tami Rapaport’s Team

Experience history and celebrate America’s Independence this year at Tenafly’s annual 4th of July celebration.

Tenafly is a quaint community located in New Jersey’s Bergen County filled with historic houses and neighborhoods which celebrates its rich local culture and history. Tenafly’s population is an eclectic mix of long-time residents and growing families who have moved from New York City into quieter, more suburban settings. Tenafly has two historic districts filled with historic homes that require permission from the city before changes to the inside or outside are made. Tenafly’s most notable historic residents include suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and band leader Glenn Miller.

The 2012 Independence Day festivities in Tenafly are sure to be one of North Jersey’s memorable events. This year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, July 1st so families and all residents can enjoy the day without worrying about having to leave early. In the event of rain, the festivities will be moved to Wednesday, July 4th and the fireworks moved to Tuesday, July 3rd.

Independence Day festivities kick off at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. in the center of town in Roosevelt Commons. There will be a variety of local vendors selling gifts and unique household items along with food vendors, rides for the kids, games, contests and much, much more. At 3 p.m. there will be a skateboard demonstration at Tenafly Skate Park.

Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. behind Tenafly High School on Columbus Drive. The opening festivities give you and your family plenty of time to browse for one-of-a-kind gifts, toys, or clothing at one of the many unique shops in downtown Tenafly. Not interested in shopping? Take a tour of one of the many historic homes or enjoy a meal at the historic Tenafly Railroad Station while waiting for the fireworks to begin.

In addition to its Independence Day Celebration, Tenafly hosts a variety of summer activities including art shows, car shows and local folk music festivals. Come and find out why so many people are drawn to Tenafly’s peaceful setting at this year’s annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2nd in Roosevelt Commons!

Tenafly Student Encourages Peers to Bike to School

by Tami Rapaport’s Team

Tenafly Student Encourages Peers to Bike to School

Meet Attila Yaman—a Tenafly High School senior on a very important mission to make bicycling a more viable way for students to commute to school. Having spent part of his youth in the Netherlands where bicycling is a fundamental part of life, Yaman sees cycling very differently than most of his peers. "Once you start doing it as a regular practice,” he said, “it becomes such a commonplace thing that can really change people’s lives.”

In an effort to bring attention to bicycling in Tenafly, Yaman took the initiative and organized Tenafly High School’s first-ever BikeFest—which took place on May 23rd. Nearly forty Tenafly students participated in the event, riding their bikes to school and displaying their bikes in the school’s library. Yaman said of the display, “We thought that making a visual statement like this shows people that people do bike and that it can become something popular in Tenafly.”

There are many reasons why choosing to travel by bike is such a good idea. Yaman is particularly interested in how cycling promotes a healthy, active lifestyle that many kids these days are lacking. "Physical exercise, getting the blood flowing, can really make a difference in your day," he said. 

Of course, there are environmental implications for bike riding. Sophomore Molly Aronson, a friend of Yaman’s, pointed out that while everyone seems to be talking about the need to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint, no one seems to know how to incorporate environmentally-sound practices into their daily lives. "Riding,” she said, “is a concrete way people can make a difference."

BikeFest is just one facet of Yaman’s efforts to encourage biking in Tenafly. He also created “Tenabike,” an organization that uses Facebook and Twitter to get students informed and excited about bicycling. Yaman hopes that if enough students show interest, there will soon be a bike rack and shed for students to store their bikes at school. With students like Aronson taking up the cause that Yaman started, it’s safe to say that his hopes for a strong biking culture in Tenafly will likely be realized.

Tenafly, NJ Real Estate Market MLS Search

by Tami Rapaport’s Team

Comprehensive MLS Search

Tenafly, NJ Real Estate market mls searchLooking for your new home in Bergen County doesn’t have to be a time-consuming exercise in frustration. With a comprehensive MLS search you can quickly pare down Bergen County homes for sale to a manageable selection to match your needs. Easy-to-use dropdown menus in a wide variety of categories put you in the driver’s seat on the road to your new home!

First, make sure to select the Bergen city you’d like to search including Tenafly, Englewood, Alpine, Demarest and more. Next, select your desired number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the minimum and maximum price you’re looking to spend, and the minimum square footage.

Now that you have the basic criteria for your new home selected, it’s time to consider other important factors:

Is it, for instance, important to you who owns the homes you look at? You can select bank-owned, real estate owned, contractor owned, corporate owned, finance company owned and privately owned. You can also select for special features—such as waterfront property, the direction the homes face, or the type of lot the homes occupy. Take the time to consider these factors as they impact housing prices, demand, and ultimately your quality of life. Once you’ve found a number of homes you like, be sure to check out the map search option and compare locations. Keep in mind the distance from work, schools, public transportation, shopping centers, hospitals, and other places important to you and your daily habits. 

Of course, if at any point in your search you have questions, Tami Rapaport and her team are more than happy to help! Call (201) 227-2045 anytime for expert advice and guidance. You can also reach Tami on her cell phone at (201) 665-5558.

Here’s more good news: With a few clicks of your mouse you can make your housing search as simple as checking your email. Just sign up for Daily Updates, which detail the new listings that meet your criteria. Just think—your new home could soon be waiting in your inbox!

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