About Demarest

About Demarest


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

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: 4,984
Zip Code: 07627
Average Income: $139,828

Demarest Post Office
126 Hardenburgh Ave, Tel: (201) 768-8227

Map of Demarest

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Public Schools

The Demarest Public Schools is a community public school district that serves students in Kindergarten through 8th grade from Demarest.
Students in 9th through 12th grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, together with students from Closter and Haworth. During the 1994-96 school years, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. As of the 2013-14 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,243 students and 88.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14:1.

County Road Elementary School:

Luther Lee Emerson Elementary School:

Demarest Middle School:

Northern Valley Regional High School

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Daycare & Nursery Schools

Demarest Cooperative Nursery - 109 Hardenburgh Ave, Demarest, Tel: (201) 767-9519
Jack In The Box
 - 500 Hillside Ave (inside Alpine public school), Alpine (201) 784-3900
302 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, Tel: (201) 768-3586
55 Magnolia Ave, Tenafly, Tel: (201) 816-9471
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

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

Demarest Swim Club, 1 Wakelee Dr, 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.

Demarest Senior Center welcomes older adults from Demarest and other Bergen County towns. The center offers a full weekday program of activities for adults age 55 and older.

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Englewood Hospital: 350 Engle Street, Englewood. Tel: (201) 894-3000
Hackensack University Medical Center: 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack. Tel: (201) 996-2000 
Holy Name Hospital: 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck. Tel: (201) 833-3000
Palisades General Hospital: 7600 River Road, North Bergen. Tel: (201) 854-5000
Valley Hospital: 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood. Tel: (800) 825-5391

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Houses Of  Worship


Parish of St. Josephs: 280 County Rd, Demarest, Tel: (201) 768-2371

Temple Sinai - (Reform): 1 Engle Street, Tenafly. Tel: (201) 568-3035
Kesher - (Orthodox): 509 Engle Street, Englewood. Tel: (201) 227-1117
Chabad House - (Orthodox): 11 Harold Street, Tenafly Tel: (201) 871-1152
Chavurah Beth Shalom - (Progressive Reform): check site for services locations.  Tel: (201) 567-7806

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Bus lines​ 

- Red & Tan 20, 20T & 14E run to Port Authority in Manhattan averaging 35-40 minutes 
- Red & Tan 184 goes across the George Washington Bridge averaging 25-30 minutes. 
- New Jersey Transit 167 runs to Port Authority in Manhattan averaging 35-40 minutes.

There is no train service between Demarest & Manhattan.

Three major airports located in the metropolitan area:

Newark Liberty InternationalJFK InternationalLa Guardia Airport

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For recommended restaurants in Demarest click here

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Grocery Stores

Stop & Shop Supermarket - 34 West Railroad Ave, Tenafly, (201) 894-5111 
ShopRite Supermarket - 40 Nathaniel Pl, Englewood, (201) 816-8330 
Kings Super Markets - 70 Union Ave, Cresskill, (201) 541-4900
Emanuel-Delicatessen - 52 W. Railroad Ave, Tenafly, (201) 266-8666
Tenafly Kosher Deli & Caterers - 22 Washington St, Tenafly, (201) 567-3033

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Demarest Veterinarian, 4 Pine Terr, Demarest, Tel: (201) 750-0075
Cresskill Animal Hospital, 39 Spring St, Cresskill, Tel: (201) 568-7700
Closter Animal Hospital,137 Piermont Rd, Closter, Tel: (201) 768-0880
Tenafly & Cliffside Animal Hospitals, 130 County Rd, Tenafly, Tel: (201) 567-7878 / 401 Palisade Ave, Cliffside Park, Tel: (201) 943-2400

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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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Contact Information

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Prominent Properties | Sotheby's International Realty
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Tenafly NJ 07670