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Located along route 9W about
10 miles north of the George Washington Bridge, Closter offers
a blend of quiet neighborhoods, terrific schools, convenient
shopping, notable dining, and outdoor recreational opportunities
that make it a popular place to raise a family.
Some local homes were built during the Dutch and French settlement
that began in the 17th century; in fact, Closter has the highest
concentration of homes built before or in 1740 in Bergen County.
Street names continue to reflect the Dutch influence, but many
contemporary developments combine with history to create an exciting
blend of old and new in this friendly residential community.
Closter Median Family
The Closter public school system serves students in kindergarten
through eighth grade. Schools are known for their low teacher
to student ration that ensures individualized attention for children.
High school students attend Northern Valley Regional High School
in Demarest, which was ranked 9th among New Jersey public high
schools by New Jersey Monthly magazine in 2008. The school has
received the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United
States Department of Education, the highest award a school can
receive. Its highly regarded music department has won North American
• Hillside Elementary (K-4)
• Tenakill Middle School (5-8)
• Northern Valley Regional High School
Closter Transportation and Commute:
Closter is commuter friendly, with proximity to Route 9W and the Palisades Interstate
Parkway that gives residents easy access to New York City.
New Jersey Transit bus service and private bus company service is available from
Closter to the George Washington Bridge bus terminal and the Port Authority Bus
Terminal in Manhattan.
There is no train service in Closter, but trains are available in nearby River
Edge and Hackensack, which offer park and ride stations. Trains ride to Hoboken
Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to New York
Ferry service to Manhattan is available from New York Waterway.
Newark Liberty International Airport and La Guardia Airport are about a 35 minutes’ drive
away, and JFK International Airport is about one hour away by car.
Closter Health Services:
Respected medical facilities and specialty services are available in nearby towns
like Tenafly and Englewood.
• Tenafly Pediatrics
• Englewood Hospital
Closter Cultural and Recreational
The Recreation Commission works year round to provide activities for residents,
including a conservation area, four local parks, five public playgrounds, four
athletic fields, and a private swimming pool. Programs include a variety of seasonal
sports for children and adults, summer programs and special events for children,
and art and performing arts programs.
Closter parks include Veteran's Memorial Park, Mollicone Park, Schauble Park,
Amendola Park High Street Park, and Ruckman Park.
The Belskie Museum of Art and Science honors the life of sculptor and humanitarian
Abram Belskie, who made Closter his home for 57 years.
The Naugle/Auryansen Cemetery is a historically significant burial ground that
dates to 1722, . The cemetery holds the remains of Dutch pioneer families, Revolutionary
War soldiers and at least one veteran from the War of 1812.
Closter Swim Club is a private club open to residents of Closter and the surrounding
towns. The NCAA Collegiate-sized pool is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day,
with free swimming lessons for children and swimming and diving teams. Amenities
include a picnic area, playground, and equipment for basketball, horseshoes,
volleyball, softball, knock hockey and other sports.
Senior citizens age 60 and over may join the Closter Senior Citizens Club, which
meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Trips to Atlantic City
take place once per month, along with other trips and activities.
The Closter Nature Center offers an oasis of woods and water in the middle of
town. Ponds, brooks, meadows, and forests are available to explore, and educational
and environmental programs are offered, along with a summer program for young
The nearby Demarest Nature Center and Tenafly Nature Center offer trails and
brooks to explore.
The Closter Public Library is a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library
System and offers a community center for learning, culture and entertainment.
The JCC (Jewish Community Center) in nearby Tenafly is one of the largest in
Bergen County, with sports indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and spaces for
cultural events and community recreational activities in a state-of-the-art building
about a 10-minute drive from Closter.
Nearby country clubs and golf courses are available for membership to Closter
Shopping in Closter includes stores for everyday needs, like supermarkets and
auto repair, as well as specialty shops like boutiques, all located in the business
district separate from residential areas.
The latest films play at Clearview’s Closter Cinema 4 in town.
The cultural diversity of Closter leads to a wide array of restaurants, covering
everything from quick bites to fine dining. Japanese, Korean and Italian food
are well represented among the quality offerings.