Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Closter

TOWN INFORMATION

It is believed that Closter was named after Frederick Closter, who received a grant of several thousand acres as a military reward from King Charles I of England. Closter was an affluent community along the Hudson River, filled with farmlands, a commerce area and transportation by rail to and from New York City. Even to this day many of the streets are named after early Dutch and French settlers.

Closter is a borough in Bergen County, in the New York metro area. It is located ten miles northwest of New York City. With all of the shopping centers, recreational facilities, medical, educational and legal resources Closter continues to maintain its role as the 'Hub' of the Northern Valley.

The Closter school system consists of the Hillside Elementary School, The Tenakill Middle School and high school students attend the very highly rated Northern Valley Regional High School.

Closter is also very rich in ethnic and cultural diversity with a population of approx. 8,200 people. Residents continue to enjoy this side of the river with attractions like the numerous nature centers, Brooks Wild Life Refuge and a pond used for fishing in the spring and ice skating in the winter.


Population:  8,373 (2010 US Census)
Median Age: 43.2
Zip Code:  07624


Borough of Closter NJ | 295 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-784-0600
Closter Police Department | 295 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-5000 Website: www.closterboro.com
Closter Fire Prevention Division | 100 Ruckman Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-3698 Website: www.closterboro.com

Closter Post Office | 185 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-0395, Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 6PM; Sat, 10AM - 3PM.
 
SCHOOLS & LIBRARY
Northern Valley Regional High School District | 162 Knickerbocker Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-2200
Tenakill Middle School | 275 High St, Closter, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-1332
Hillside School | 340 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-3860
Day Care/Nursery Schools

lnge Lake Pre-School Kindergarten | 28 Williams St, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-767-1177
Lindgren School | 211 Irving Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-3550
Palisades Country Day School | 212 Herbert Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-784-7600
Jack In the Box Early Learning Center | 302 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-3586
TDS | 539 Durie Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-750-0057
Dooly Day Care | Tel: 201-768-8872
Temple Beth-El Nursery School | 221 Schraalenburgh Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-5112 Website: www.tbenv.org
 
Closter Public Library | 280 High St, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-4197 Website: www.closter.bccls.org

 

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 | Route 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

American Legion & Ladies Auxiliary | Tel: 201-767-7212
B.P.O.E Closter Lodge #2304 | Tel: 201-768-2304
Closter B'nai B'rith | Tel: 201-666-4118
Closter Boy Scouts | Tel: 201-784-8953
Closter Democratic Club | Tel: 201-784-9080
Closter Girl Scouts | Tel: 201-767-3586
Closter Korean Parents Organization | Tel: 201-767-6685
Closter Lions Club  | Tel: 201-784-0043
Closter Nature Center | Tel: 201-750-2778
Closter P.T.O | Tel: 201-768-3860, 201-768-1332
Closter Rotary Club (Northern Valley )  | Tel: 201-767-7441
Closter Senior Citizens Club | Tel: 201-768-0656
League of Women Voters  | Tel: 201-768-1802
Republican Organization of Closter 
| Tel: 201-768-0082

Closter Swim Club  | Closter Swim Club is the best bargain in town. We are a private club open to residents of Closter and the surrounding towns. The pool is open part time from Memorial Day to approximately mid-June, and full time from then until Labor Day. Facilities include a regulation NCAA Collegiate sized pool with two (2) low diving boards and a wading pool for our members less than six (6) years of age. Children can take advantage of our free swimming lessons and can join our swim team and/or diving team. Private lessons are also available for a fee. Amenities include an enclosed picnic area where you and your family can bring a picnic lunch or plan a barbecue. We have a playground and equipment for basketball, horseshoes, volleyball, softball, knock hockey and more. Special events are held throughout the season. Hours: Mon, NOON - 8PM & Tues - Sun, 10AM - 8PM Tel: 201-768-1266
 
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
Senior Citizen Club, Inc | 4 Lewis St, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-784-0971
The Closter Senior Citizens Club invites residents age 60 and over to join the club. Meetings are held on the 1 st & 3 rd Wednesday of every month at 1 PM. There is Bingo for members on the 2 nd & 4 th Wednesdays at 12:30 PM. There is also light exercise on Monday & Thursday mornings between 10 & 11 AM.

Closter Senior Citizens Club Inc | 295 Closter Dock, Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-784-0971
The Closter Senior Citizens Club invites all residents age 60 and over to join the club. Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 1:00 P.M. in the Senior Clubhouse located behind Borough Hall. Trips to Atlantic City are held once a month and other trips and activities are held throughout the year.
 
UTILITIES & SERVICES
Public Utilities
Public Services Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)
Orange and Rockland
United Water

Other Services
Cablevision
Verizon
 
TRANSPORTATION
Bus Lines
Rockland Coaches (Coach USA) 20 route runs between Nyack, Blauvelt, Tappan, or Harrington Park and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. The 20 route runs throughout the day seven days a week.
Rockland Coaches (Coach USA) 84 route runs between Rockleigh or Harrington Park and the GWB Bus Station in Manhattan. The 84  runs less frequently.
Rockland Coaches (Coach USA) 14E runs between Montvale or Harrington Park & the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. The 14E runs during rush hour only.
Rockland Coaches (Coach USA) 14  & 14K run between Westwood or Harrington Park & the GWB Bus Station in Manhattan. The 14 and 14K runs very infrequently.
New Jersey Transit 167 route runs Monday - Saturday along Schraalenburgh Road from Harrington Park to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
Train
The nearest train transportation is available on New Jersey Transit’s Pascack Valley line in Emerson or Oradell.
Airports
Three major airports:

Newark Liberty International, JFK International, La Guardia Airport