Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Demarest

TOWN INFORMATION

Demarest is most recognized for the rolling lands covered with forests and fields hidden away from the metropolis nearby. Its special character derives from the beautiful Duck Pond and many areas of open recreation. The Borough of Demarest originally got its name from the early settlers known as Demarest. Their homestead still stands to this day at 277 County Road. For over 200 years Demarest residents have striven to preserve and protect its beauty. The famous Peace Site Gazebo located at the Duck Pond is a special place for residence and visitors alike. Convenient location with easy commute to New York City, small borough size and a terrific school system all make this town very desirable and special. It is truly a wonderful place to live. With a small population today of around 4,800, Demarest prides itself in its volunteers who make our town a caring and safe community. There are many volunteer opportunities and all efforts are appreciated.

Demarest’s students are educated in the district’s two elementary schools, County Road K-1 and Luther Lee Emerson 2-4, and the Demarest Middle School which is home to grades 5-8. Their successes have been the result of a fantastic collaboration between the Board of Education, administration, faculty, and support staff. This high level of achievement could not have been attained without the involvement of the parents and community.

NYC is a short driving distance away via the George Washington Bridge which is only 8.5 miles from the center of Demarest thus making it an ideal suburb location for commuting to and from Manhattan. Rte. 9W & The Palisades Parkway, both along the eastern boundary of the borough, put the commuter within minutes driving time of the GW Bridge. Public transportation is also available with frequent direct bus service to NYC as well as to other points in NJ. It continues to appeal to those who seek a peaceful community near the thriving metropolis of New York. 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:  4,881 (2010 US Census)
Median Age: 43.9
Zip Code:  07627


Borough of Demarest NJ | 118 Serpentine Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-0167 Website: www.demarestnj.net
Demarest Police Department | 118 Serpentine Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-1540
Demarest Fire Department | 25 Park St, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-0338 Website: www.demarestfire.org

Demarest Post Office | 126 Hardenburgh Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-8227, Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 5PM; Sat, 10AM - NOON.
 
SCHOOLS & LIBRARY
Public
Northern Valley/Demarest Regional High School | 150 Knickerbocker Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-3200
Demarest Middle School | 568 Piermont Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-6061
County Road School (K-1) | 130 County Rd, Demarest, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-768-6256
Luthern Lee Emerson School (2-4) | 15 Columbus Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-784-2084
Private

Catholic Academy of Northern Valley | 573 Piermont Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-5534
Academy of the Holy Angels | 315 HIllside Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-7822
Day Care/Nursery Schools

Demarest Cooperative Nursery | 109 Hardenburgh Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-767-9519
Jack In the Box | 302 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-3586
Lindgren Nursery | 211 Livingston Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-3550
Cresskill Co-Op Pre-School Inc | 51 Brookside Ave, Cresskill, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-567-5865 Website: www.cresskillcoop.com
 
Demarest Public Library | 90 Hardenburgh Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-8714 Website: www.demarest.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

Demarest Athletic Association | PO Box 101, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-4446
Pascack Valley Indoor Soccer League | Website: www.pvisl.com

Demarest Nature Center | 90 Park St, PO Box 41, Demarest, NJ 07627
Open to all persons, residents and non-residents alike, every day of the year. In addition to preserving and protecting important open space here in the midst of a large metropolitan area, the center seeks to educate young and old alike as to the beauty of nature and the importance of protecting our environment.


Demarest Swim Club | 1 Wakelee Dr, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-8182 Hours: Sun & Mon, Noon - 8PM; Tues, Wed, Fri, 10AM - 8PM; Thurs, 10AM - 8:45PM.
The Demarest Swim Club consists of two large pools, a children’s pool, volleyball court, dressing rooms with showers, two picnic areas with tables, a snack bar, all within six acres of landscaped grounds. The facility is well supervised by a trained pleasant staff, in a very private setting. Throughout the season there are various social activities for children and adults and there is ample opportunity to become acquainted with other Demarest residents and sponsored guests.
T-Pool is ideal for laps. There is also a great diving section.
L-Pool is great for all types of swimming and has a diving area too.


Demarest Garden Club | Website: njclubs.esiteasp.com/demarestgardenclub/home.nxg
Invite local and regional experts to give garden-related programs, slide presentations and demonstrations. Activities: Garden-related workshops throughout the year as well as volunteering at two major ongoing civic projects: the Davies Arboretum and the plantings at the Historic Demarest Railroad Station, Outings, Davies Arboretum, Floral Design, Conservation, Garden Therapy, Plant Sale.
 
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
Demarest Senior Center | All activities are held at the Railroad Depot. Welcomes all residents and neighbors ages 55 and above. Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month. All activities except Arts & Crafts will be held daily except Tuesday from 1-4:30pm. A monthly trip to Atlantic City is held on the third Tuesday of each month at a cost of $25.00. The trip departs from the United Methodist Church.

Demarest Senior Citizens Club | Meets the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. Refreshments are served at the meetings. All citizens of Demarest who are 60 years young and older are invited to join the club.
 
UTILITIES & SERVICES
Public Utilities
Public Services Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)
United Water

Other Services
Cablevision
Verizon
 
TRANSPORTATION
Bus Lines
Rockland Coaches (Coach USA) 20 & 20T routes run daily to Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan averaging 35-40 min.
Rockland Coaches (Coach USA) 14K & 14ET routes run weekdays to Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan averaging 35-40 min.
Rockland Coaches (Coach USA) 84 & 84L routes run weekdays to GWB Bus Station averaging 35-40 min.
New Jersey Transit 166 route runs daily to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
Train
There is no train service between Demarest & Manhattan.
Airports
Three major airports:

Newark Liberty International, JFK International, La Guardia Airport