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Real Estate in Alpine, NJ 07620

Residents of Alpine value their privacy, which they find all around them in this secluded and picturesque town along the New Jersey Palisades with magnificent views of the Hudson River and New York City. Alpine has fewer resources by choice of the residents, who choose lower taxes and seclusion, and visit nearby towns like Tenafly, Cresskill and Demarest for needs and services such as shopping and the library.

The population of Alpine is small, but the town holds a big reputation as a pleasant and upscale place of residence. Alpine was ranked the 15th best place to live by New Jersey magazine in 2008, and Forbes magazine rated Alpine first among America’s most expensive zip codes in 2009, with a median home price of $4.14 million.

Alpine Population:


Alpine Median Family income:


Alpine Schools:

Public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Alpine School, the only public school in the community. Students in grades 9 through 12 attend Tenafly High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship. Tenafly High School ranked third in the state in the biennial New Jersey Monthly magazine survey in 2008. The top-notch school offers advanced placement and honors courses, comprehensive music education, a gifted and talented program, and excellent college preparation that leads to a combined average SAT score of 1761. Some 95% of Tenafly’s high school graduates go on to college.

Alpine public schools:

• The Alpine School
• Tenafly High School

Alpine Transportation and Commute:

New Jersey Transit bus service and private bus companies run from Alpine toward Manhattan on routes using the George Washington Bridge and the Port Authority. Each trip averages about 35 minutes.

No train line runs between Alpine and Manhattan.

The area’s three major airports – Newark Liberty International, JFK International and La Guardia Airport – are accessible by car within 45 minutes.

Alpine Culture and Recreational Resources:

Devil’s Tower, a stone clock tower in the Rio Vista neighborhood in southern Alpine, was built by sugar baron Manuel Rionda in the early 1900s. It endures as an intriguing local landmark.

The New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park runs the length of Alpine along the top of the New Jersey Palisades and along the Hudson River. Point Lookout at State Line Lookout, situated at the highest point on the Palisades Cliffs, offers unrivaled views of the Hudson, and Westchester County and Long Island Sound in New York. Hiking and cross-country ski trails are also available.

The Alpine Boat Basin provides a public picnic area and small marina for private boats on the scenic riverfront area. Fishing and hiking trails are within reach, in addition to the historic Blackledge-Kearney House. Well known spots include the Excelsior Dock, Huyler’s Landing, Twombly Landing. The Cornwallis house nestled under the cliffs near the Alpine Boat Basin is a state and national landmark, and 18th century house named after General Charles Cornwallis who participated in the war of 1776.

The Montammy Golf Club is a full-service country club with a beautiful golf course, tennis courts, a swimming pool, fitness center, and social activities.

Alpine Scout Camp, a Boy Scouts camp, offers short-term camping and a large selection of facilities from small tent sites to a conference center that can sleep more than 40 campers.

Alpine Health Services:

Health services are available in nearby towns like Closter, Tenafly and Englewood. They include:
• Pedimedica
• Tenafly Pediatrics Tenafly
• Englewood Hospital

Alpine Entertainment:
Alpine offers a few eateries, but most residents dine out in nearby communities like Cresskill, Tenafly and Demarest. Shops and most services also are available in other towns, which makes Alpine a quiet and private place to live, just what residents prefer.

Bergen County School Ratings

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Bergen County Schools

                              Families choose Bergen
                             County for the terrific
                           schools, which are
                     nationally recognized for their excellence. Known for rigorous academics, committed and talented teachers, and a low student-to-teacher ratio that encourages individualized attention, the schools make this county a favorite for parents who put their children’s future first.

Bergen County Education Level

No High School – 5.5%
    Some High School – 7.3%
    Some College – 17.9%
    Associate Degree – 8.8%
    Bachelors Degree – 37.1%
    Graduate Degree – 23.4%
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