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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
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
Alpine Median Family
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
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
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:
• Tenafly Pediatrics Tenafly
• Englewood Hospital
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
Bergen County School Ratings
Bergen County Schools
for the terrific
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.