Although it’s located only a short distance from New York City, the Borough of Alpine, NJ has the quaint feel of a small town. Since it offers the best of both worlds, checking out one of the homes for sale in Alpine New Jersey appeals to people of all walks of life.

Two of the biggest draws to Alpine is its extremely low crime rate and the excellent elementary schools. Alpine Public Elementary School has been rated nine out of 10 because of its teacher quality, parental involvement and principal leadership. In all, there are only 144 students in grades K-8, and its student-faculty ratio is one of the lowest in the state.

The borough has a strong municipal government system, with an elected mayor and city council members. Residents also have access to fire and police protection within the city limits. The Alpine Municipal Court is in charge of hearing traffic cases and violations of municipal ordinances.

When it comes to outdoor recreation, many residents in the area visit State Line Lookout, which sits atop the highest point in the Palisades Cliffs. This park provides sweeping views of Hudson Bay and Long Island Sound and is ideal for hiking, rock climbing and viewing wildlife.

Some of the homes for sale in Alpine, New Jersey are stately mansions that have also been featured in Forbes magazine. This publication has also listed Alpine as one of the "most expensive zip codes in America" because of its expansive residences, which average around $1.5 million. These homes range in size from 5,000 to 17,000 square feet, and contain amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts and spas.

When it's time to look at homes for sale in Alpine, New Jersey, call Tami Rappaport. Tami is the only Realtor to reach platinum level nine years in a row. Her achievements are a credit to her knowledge of the market and the fact that she listens to her customers in order to fully meet their housing needs.