Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Alpine

TOWN INFORMATION

Alpine is a small rural community offering prestige & privacy, an easy commute to the Financial Capital of the world & three major airports, an excellent school system, extremely low taxes & an extraordinary sense of community pride. The average home sale price is ranked amongst the highest in the nation.

A unique location & home to many of the affluent, Alpine New Jersey residents pay only 94 cents per $100 of assessed valuation on their taxes because of their high property values & small number of school children. This is one of the lowest rates in the state & another reason why Bergen County is such a magnet for millionaires. In 2007 Alpine ranked Number One in a tie with Greenwich, Connecticut on the ABC News list of most expensive zip codes with the average home sale price around $3.4 million.

Alpine has numerous other reasons for its rich residents. The schools are excellent, it's convenient to New York & the George Washington Bridge & its small population of only 265 people per square mile. Alpine has no apartment complexes, no mailboxes & only three local businesses. Alpine Residents do most of their shopping in Cresskill & Closter. This small community values their privacy & is why most relocate here.

Population: 1,849 (2010 US Census)
Median Age: 48.2
Zip code: 07620


Borough of Alpine NJ | 100 Church St, PO Box 1095, Alpine, NJ 07620 Tel: 201-784-2900
Alpine Post Office | 100 Church St, Alpine, NJ 07620 Tel: 201-784-1494, Office Hours: 8:30AM-5PM.
Parking: No overnight parking within the Borough after 2 PM.

SCHOOLS & LIBRARY

Alpine Public Elementary School serves grades k-8 in the Alpine School District & then the students travel by bus to Tenafly High School grades 9-12 as part of the sending/receiving relationship.

Alpine Public Elementary School | 500 Hillside Ave, PO Box 1038, Alpine, NJ 07620 Tel: 201-768-8255 

Tenafly High School | 19 Columbus Dr, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-816-6600

Day Care/Nursery Schools

Cresskill Co-Op Preschool Inc. | 51 Brookside Ave, Cresskill, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-567-5865
Mommy's Little Helper | 20 E. Madison Ave, Cresskill, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-503-0313

There is no public library in Alpine, so its residents use the facilities in neighboring towns.
Demarest Public Library | 90 Hardenburgh Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-8714
Cresskill Public Library | 53 Union Ave, Cresskill, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-567-3521
Closter Public Library | 280 High St, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-4197

RECREATION, ARTS & LEISURE

Alpine Country Club | 80 Anderson Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-2121
Closter Golf Center | 153 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-0990
Edgewood Country Club | 449 Rivervale Rd # B, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-666-1200
Emerson Golf Club | 99 Palisade Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630 Tel: 201-261-1100
Hackensack Golf Club | 800 Soldier Hill Rd, Emerson, NJ 07630 Tel: 201-261-5505
Haworth Country Club | 5 Lake Shore Dr, Haworth, NJ 07641 Tel: 201-384-7300
Jon Manos Golf Academy | 153 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-666-0043
Knickerbocker Country Club | 188 Knickerbocker Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-1460
Metro Golf & Fitness | 145 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-4653
Montammy Golf Club | Rt 9w, Alpine, NJ 07620 Tel: 201-768-9000
Old Tappan Golf Course | 83 Dewolf Rd, Old Tappan, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-767-1199
Paramus Golf & Country Club | 314 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-447-6067
Ridgewood Country Club | 96 W. Midland Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-599-3900
Rivervale Country Club | 660 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-391-2300
Rockleigh Golf Course | 35 Paris Ave, Rockleigh, NJ 07647 Tel: 201-768-6353
Valley Brook Golf | 15 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-664-5886
White Beeches Golf & Country Club | 70 Haworth Dr, Haworth, NJ 07641 Tel: 201-385-8531

The Alpine Swim & Racquet Club (open to all residents) | Hillside Avenue & Hilltop, Alpine, NJ 07620 Tel: 201-767-9777
Alpine Boat Basin | Base of Alpine Approach Rd, Alpine, NJ 07620 General Info Tel: 201-768-1360 Boat Basin Tel: 201-784-2264
Kearney House (Historic House) | 18th century Cornwallis house nestled under the cliffs near the Alpine Boat Basin is a State & National Landmark. It takes its name from General Charles Cornwallis; Decorated with period furniture; Open to the public during summer weekends on a limited basis.
Cresskill School of Art | 300 Knickerbocker Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-503-0044
The Tenafly Nature Center  | 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-6093 Visitor Center Hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm; Sat & Sun, 11 am - 4 pm; With hiking trails, natural lake & various botany, open to the public year round, from dawn to dusk.
Tenafly Recreation | Wide variety of instructional programs for all ages & seasonally themed special events; Youth sports programs: Football, Wrestling, Girls Softball, & Travel Basketball; Seasonal sports clinics for grades K-2 & Start Smart, a nationally acclaimed early childhood sports development program; Special bus trips for: Atlantic City, skiing at Shawnee Mountain, the circus, & much more throughout the year.
The JCC on the Palisades | 411 E. Clinton Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-569-7900 Hours: Mon - Thurs, 5:30 am - 10 pm; Fri, 5:30 am - 5 pm; Sun, 7 am - 7 pm; One of the largest in the county offers many cultural & sports facilities & events including outdoor & indoor swimming pools, serving families, senior adults & singles in Bergen County. Members enjoy full use of indoor/outdoor swimming pools, tennis, racquetball & squash courts, gyms, indoor track & state of the art fitness center; Nursery school, kindergarten & after school programming, summer camps & year round sports programs.
Tenafly Senior Center | 20 S. Summit St, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-569-2159 Hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm ; Welcomes older adults from Tenafly & other Bergen County towns. The center offers a full weekday program of activities for adults age 55 & older. Taxi service for center activities is available for Tenafly residents.

 

Movie Theaters
Clearview Bergenfield | 58 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-1600
Closter Clearview Cinemas | 130 Vervalen St, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-769-8800
AMC Theaters – Garden State 16 | 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 888-262-4386
AMC Loews Ridgefield Park 12 | 75 Challenger Rd, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 Tel: 888-262-4386
Clearview Warner 4 | 190 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Tel: 201-444-1234
Clearview Tenafly Cinema 4 | 4 W. Railroad Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-8889
Cedar Lane Cinemas | 503 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-836-3334
Clearview Cinemas | 249 Pascack Rd, Washington Township, NJ 07676 Tel: 201-666-8020
Westwood Cinema | 182 Center Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-664-3200

Performing Arts Theaters, Studios & Schools
O. DiBella Music Inc | 456 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-5800
Nunnbetter Dance Theater | 161 Woodbine St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-9638
Classic Ballet School | 171 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-767-0240
Closter Music School | 570 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-784-2080
Sylvan Academy of Music | 539 Durie Ave #3, Closter NJ 07624
CJC Music School | 510 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-994-9996
Cresskill Performing Arts Inc | 300 Knickerbocker Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-390-7513
All Seasons Chamber Players | 115 Orchard Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-1331
The Art School at Old Church | 561 Piermont Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-767-7160
Broadway Bound Dance Center Inc | 52 W. Madison Ave, Dumont, NJ 07628 Tel: 201-385-4114
Bergen Performing Arts Center | 30 N. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-227-1030
Sukha Arts Center | 76 Schraalenburgh Rd, Harrington Park, NJ 07640 Tel: 201-857-2455
Players Guild of Leonia Inc | 130 Grand Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605 Tel: 201-947-9606
Soloist Music | 336 Broad Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605 Tel: 201-944-7656
Art Center of Northern New Jersey | 250 Center St, New Milford, NJ 07646 Tel: 201-599-2992
Bergen Academy of Music & Art | 244 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell, NJ 07649 Tel: 201-940-2200
Little Firehouse Theatre
 
MEDICAL

Englewood Hospital | 350 Engle St,  Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-894-3000
Hackensack University Medical Center | 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Tel: 201-996-2000
Holy Name Hospital | 718 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel:  201-833-3000 
Palisades General Hospital | 7600 River Rd, North Bergen, NJ 07047 Tel: 201-854-5000
Valley Hospital | 223 N. Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Tel: 800-825-5391

SENIOR SERVICES 

The Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living (Regional Senior Activity Center ) | 228 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-569-4148
Programs: exercise, Performing, Literary & other Arts, Languages (French, Italian, Berman & Yiddish Conversation), Support Groups, Crocheting, Knitting, Needlework; Services: low-fee Dentistry, Nurse, Social Worker, Podiatry, Audiology (all by appt)

The Jewish Home at Rockleigh | 10 Link Dr, Rockleigh, NJ 07647 Tel: 201-784-1414
All Private Rooms with private bathrooms; Individual Climate Controls in each room; Basic Cable TV; In-room telephones; Personalized Laundry Service; Beauty Salon; Gift Shop; Coffee Shop; Overnight guest suites for visiting family; Private Dining Rooms for family gatherings; Courtyards affording a well-lit environment; Library; Children’s indoor & outdoor play areas; Religious services; Kosher kitchen.

UTILITIES & SERVICES

Public Utilities
Public Services Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)
United Water

Other Services
Cablevision
Verizon

TRANSPORTATION

Bus Lines
Red & Tan 20, 20T & 14E run to Port Authority in Manhattan averaging 35-40 min.
Red & Tan 184 goes across the GWB averaging 25-30 min.
New Jersey Transit 166 runs to Port Authority in Manhattan averaging 35-40 min.
Train
There is no train service between Alpine & Manhattan 
Airports
Three major airports are within 35-45 min by car from Tenafly:

Newark Liberty International, JFK International, La Guardia Airport