About Closter

About Closter


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: 8,584
Zip code: 07624
Median Family income: $119,637

Closter Post Office
185 Homans Ave, Closter. Tel: (201) 768-0395

Closter Public Library
280 High St, Closter. Tel: (201) 768-4197

Map of Closter

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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

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Nurseries & Daycare

Jack In The Box 
500 Hillside Ave (inside Alpine public school), Alpine. Tel: (201) 784-3900
302 Closter Dock Rd, Closter. Tel: (201) 768-3586
55 Magnolia Ave, Tenafly. Tel: (201) 816-9471

Cresskill Cooperative Preschool Inc.
51 Brookside Ave, Cresskill. Tel: (201) 567-5865

Shalom Yeladim
91 W. Clinton Ave, Tenafly. Tel: (201) 894-8300

Gan-Aviv Daycare
21 W. Main St, Bergenfield. Tel: (201) 384-6111

JCC – The Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School
411 E. Clinton Ave, Tenafly. Tel: (201) 408-1436

LPS Day School (Chabad)
11 Harold St, Tenafly. Tel: (201) 871-1152

Temple Sinai Early Childhood Center
1 Engle St, Tenafly. Tel: (201) 568-3035

Palisade Country Day School
212-248 Herbert Ave, Closter. Tel: 201-784-7600
2324 5th St, Fort Lee, Tel: (201) 947-3898

Lindgen School & Camp
211 Irving Ave, Closter. Tel: (201) 768-3550

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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.

Closter Senior Center offers programs and activities for adults age 60 and older.

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Englewood Hospital
350 Engle St, Englewood. Tel: (201) 894-3000

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack. Tel: (201) 996-2000 

Holy Name Hospital
718 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck. Tel: (201) 833-3000

Palisades General Hospital
7600 River Rd, North Bergen. Tel: (201) 854-5000

Valley Hospital
223 North Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (800) 825-5391

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Houses Of  Worship

Church of St. Mary

20 Legion Pl, Closter. Tel: (201) 768-7565

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran
171 Closter Dock Rd, Closter. Tel: (201) 768-6310


Temple Emanu-El
180 Piermont Rd, Closter. Tel: (201) 750-9997

Temple Beth El of Norther Valley
221 Schraalenburgh Rd, Closter. Tel: (201) 768-5112

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Bus lines

- Red & Tan 184 goes across the George Washington Bridge averaging 25-30 minutes. 
- New Jersey Transit 177 / 167 runs to Port Authority in Manhattan averaging 30-40 minutes.

For more information click here.

There is no train service between Closter & Manhattan.

Three major airports located in the metropolitan area:
Newark Liberty International, JFK International, La Guardia Airport

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For recommended restaurants in Closter click here.

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

Tenafly Kosher Deli & Caterers
22 Washington St, Tenafly, (201) 567-3033

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Utilities & Services

Public Utilities
PSE&G (gas/electric)

Rockland Electric

Suez (water)

Other Services

Verizon (phone/Internet)

Cabelvision (Optimum)

Time Warner Cable

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Closter Animal Hospital
137 Piermont Rd, Closter. Tel: (201) 768-0880

Cresskill Animal Hospital
39 Spring St, Cresskill. Tel: (201) 568-7700

Demarest Veterinarian
4 Pine Terr, Demarest. Tel: (201) 750-0075

Tenafly Animal Hospital
130 County Rd, Tenafly. Tel: (201) 567-7878

Contact Information

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