Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Tenafly

TOWN INFORMATION

Tenafly is a borough in Bergen County, in the New York metro area. Tenafly sits on the Palisades of the Hudson River. The community name derives from Dutch for "garden meadow".
Tenafly takes up 4.4 square miles with a population of 13,806. It is predominately a residential community with a total of 4,897 housing units. Tenafly's street plan and overall development were largely determined by its hills, its valleys and its tall trees, which have given the borough its special charm.

Since it became a Borough, Tenafly has been governed by a Mayor and Council who are chosen through partisan elections. The Mayor is the chief executive officer and the six Council members handle legislative functions. The Municipal Center located at 100 Riveredge Road is the seat of Tenafly's government.

The Board of Education is the policy-making body of the school district. The Superintendent of Schools is the Board's chief executive officer responsible for administering the entire school system. The Tenafly Public Schools serve students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district operates four K-5 elementary schools (Mackay School, Maugham School, Smith School and Stillman School), Tenafly Middle School for grades 6-8, and Tenafly High School for grades 9-12. Students from Alpine attend Tenafly High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship. The United States Department of Education awarded Tenafly High School a Blue Ribbon School Award at a special assembly to the Tenafly High School Community on September 20, 2005. Tenafly was the only high school in New Jersey and one of 38 public high schools in the U.S. to receive the 2005 Blue Ribbon School Award.
 
Fine schools, quality housing, recreational facilities, parks and woodlands, good cultural programs, diverse houses of worship, and quality borough services all help to attract newcomers to and keep older residents in this historic town.

Population: 14,488 (2010 US Census)
Median Age: 41.8
Zip Code:  07670


Borough of Tenafly NJ | 100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-6100
Tenafly Police Department | 100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-5100
Tenafly Fire Department | 100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-568-6100
Tenafly Post Office | 400 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-3518 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9AM - 7PM; Sat, 9AM - 4PM.
 
SCHOOLS & LIBRARY
Public
Tenafly High School | 19 Columbus Dr, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-816-6600
Tenafly Middle School | 10 Sunset Ln, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-816-4900
Mackay Elementary School | 111 Jefferson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-816-7700
Maugham Elementary School | 111 Magnolia Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-816-7705
Smith Elementary School | 101 Downey Dr, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-816-7715
Stillman Elementary School | 75 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-816-7710
Day Care/Nursery Schools

The Spring School | 67 N. Summit St, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-541-5780 Website: www.springschool.com
Children's Corner | 34 W. Clinton Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-894-0555 Website: www.thechildrenscornerpreschool.com
Jack In the Box Learning Center | 55 Magnolia Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-816-9471
The Montessori House School | 426 Knickerbocker Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-816-8343 Website: www.themontessorihouse.com
Growing Garden Nursery School | 16 Central Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-816-3886
Bright Start | 91 W. Clinton Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-894-8300
Temple Sinai Early Childhood | 1 Engle St, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-6867
Our Lady of Mount Carmel | 10 County Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-567-6491
 
Tenafly Public Library | 100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-8680 Website: www.tenafly.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

Tenafly Recreation | 100 Riveredge Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-3008
Tenafly Recreation offers a wide variety of instructional programs for all ages and seasonally themed special events. Offers youth sports programs such as Football, Wrestling, Girls Softball, and Travel Basketball. Also hold seasonal sports clinics for grades K - 2 and Start Smart, a nationally acclaimed early childhood sports development program. In addition, offer a fully licensed, well-structured six week summer camp that is filled with fun activities. The skate park, located at the Roosevelt Common, is open to skateboard and in-line skating enthusiasts of all ages.


Youth Sports & Programs
Jr. Football
Jr. Cheerleading
Jr. Wrestling
Girls Softball
7th & 8th Grade Travel Basketball
Summer Hoops
High School Winter Basketball League
Preschool Sports Clinics
Little Tigers Sports Clinics
Chess
Skate Skool
Skills & Drills Basketball
Recky's Camp
Tennis Lessons
Preschool Fun Camp
Preschool Programs
Gymnastics & Dance Classes
Total Golf Adventures

Adult Sports & Programs
Men's Softball
Co-ed Softball
Co-ed Volleyball
Tenafly Bridge Club
Martial Arts
Exercise Programs

Co-Sponsored Groups
Tenafly Little League
Tenafly Junior Soccer League
Tenafly Youth Basketball
Tenafly 5K Run


Davis Johnson Park & Garden | corner of Engle St & Westervelt Ave
7+-acre site contains beautiful gardens and paths including a redesigned rose garden that has become a significant attraction for visitors to the park. The Borough acquired the original tract of 5.26 acres in the 1960's from the Estate of Alliene S. D. Johnson. In 1993, the Borough acquired an additional 1.97 acres to protect the park from the impact of proposed development on the adjacent property. Today, the park contains a greenhouse, maintenance facility and meeting room, gazebo, brick patio, walking paths and landscaping and flowerbeds. The park and gardens are the site for photographs for many wedding parties and wedding ceremonies throughout the year. Individuals may reserve the park for this purpose by applying to the Department of Public Works for a permit.


Roosevelt Common | Riveredge Rd
10-acre site contains the historic Theodore Roosevelt Monument and pond. There are nine (9) tennis courts (three are lighted) within the Common available for use by residents with a tennis badge obtained from the Recreation Office. The Common includes walking paths and two children's play areas and is a popular leisure time location for Tenafly residents. Recently a skate park was constructed adjacent to the pond. It is the site of the annual Independence Day celebration.


Sunnyside Park | Oak Ave
The Borough recently renovated this 5.5-acre park and recreation area. The park includes a walking path around its perimeter, two children's play areas for older and younger children, and rest room and storage facility. The park includes three playing fields used for softball and baseball and the site accommodates two soccer fields for use in the Fall.


Huyler Park | next to the Historic Railroad Station.
This passive park is the site of a summer concert series hosted by the Tenafly Business Development Committee and it is the site for the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. Also, the park contains memorials to Tenafly veterans.


Froggy Park | corner of W. Clinton Ave & Foster Rd
Walnut Park | Walnut Dr & Leonard Ave
Griffin Park | Riveredge Rd, within Roosevelt Common

Municipal Center Athletic Fields & Basketball Courts | southwest corner of Riveredge Rd & Tenafly Rd
Located behind the Municipal Center is a newly constructed artificial turf field that is used for soccer and softball. This multipurpose field is also used for soccer in the Fall. Municipal basketball courts are located at the southwest corner of Riveredge Rd and Tenafly Rd. The courts are lighted from dusk to 10PM with the exception of December, January and February when the lights are turned off.


Tenafly Nature Center | 52-acre haven adjoining the Borough's 330-acre Lost Brook Preserve. It is operated by the Tenafly Nature Center Association, which is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to preservation and education. The Nature Center supports abundant wildlife, including over 50 species of nesting birds, 23 mammals, and 24 types of amphibians and reptiles. The John A. Redfield Building houses natural history exhibits and live animal displays. Professional naturalists offer a wide range of programs to school children, scouts and families with over 500 groups and 12,000 program participants annually. Visit the Nature Center Web site at www.tenaflynaturecenter.org.

Lost Brook Preserve | One of the Borough's far-reaching planning decisions was the acquisition in 1975 of a 194-acre woodland tract for passive use. The four-year quest for this Preserve bordering of East Clinton Avenue and Route 9W began in 1972. Acquisition was made possible by the largest Green Acres grant ever awarded at the time by the State of New Jersey and by other public and private funds, including substantial pledges by residents. Nature trails wind through the densely wooded tract, which is open to the public year round.

Churchill Nature Preserve | The Borough acquired this 8-acre site in 1960 to provide a nature preserve for present and future generations of Tenafly residents to observe the natural flora and fauna of the area in its original state. Recently a group of Eagle Scouts refurbished the paths and constructed new bridtges. It is located on Churchill Road.

Greenbrook Sanctuary | This rugged woodland preserve at the top of the Palisades cliffs is administered by the Palisades Nature Association. Of the total 165 acres, 120 acres lie within Tenafly's borders. The preserve offers magnificent river views, waterfalls, many species of plants and animals, and 235 listed species of birds. Since it is a sanctuary rather than a park, Greenbrook restricts walking to marked paths. There is an annual membership fee.
 
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
 
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
 
SENIORS
Tenafly Senior Center | 20 S. Summit St, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-569-2159
The Tenafly Senior Center is in operation Monday through Friday from 9AM - 4PM. The Center serves participants ranging in age from the mid-fifties to mid-nineties offering a diverse group of classes, workshops, travel opportunities, and speakers. Taxi service for center activities is available for Tenafly residents.
The Social Services Office serves primarily as an information and referral service for Tenafly residents as well as coordinating the use of a Bergen County shopping van for seniors. Please contact the Social Services Coordinator to schedule an appointment. Public assistance programs are handled through the Bergen County Board of Social Services in Rochelle Park.
 
UTILITIES
Public Utilities
Public Services Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)
United Water

Other Services
Cablevision
Verizon