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Real Estate in Demarest, NJ 07627

Demarest is a charming small town located about eight miles north of the George Washington Bridge, within easy commuting distance of New York City. The residential character, wonderful school system, and acres of forests and recreation space make Demarest an attractive place to live and raise a family.

The centerpiece of Demarest is the landmark nineteenth-century railroad station and the Duck Pond, built by residents and volunteers in 1986 with a dedication to world peace. The popular Peace Site Gazebo is located at the Duck Pond. Demarest is bordered by other terrific Bergen County communities, with Closter to the north, Cresskill to the south, Haworth on the west and Alpine on the east.

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Demarest Schools:

The Demarest Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Kindergarten and first grade students attend Country Road School, and students in grades two through four attend Lee Emerson School. Demarest Middle School serves children in grades five through eight.

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 school competitions.

Demarest also offers two Catholic schools.

• Country Road School (K-1)
• Lee Emerson School (2-4)
• Demarest Middle School (5-8)
• Northern Valley Regional High School
• St. Joseph's R.C. School
• Academy of the Holy Angels (all-girls high school)

Demarest Transportation and Commute:

Demarest is commuter friendly, with Route 9W and the Palisades Interstate Parkway along its eastern boundary to give the town easy access to the George Washington Bridge, a gateway to Manhattan.

New Jersey Transit bus service and private bus company service is available from Demarest to the George Washington Bridge bus terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

There is no train service in Demarest, but trains are available in nearby River Edge and Hackensack, each about 15-20 minutes driving distance by car, which offer park and ride stations. Trains ride to Hoboken Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to New York Penn Station.

Ferry service is available to points in Manhattan 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.

Demarest Health Services:

General health and specialty services including pediatrics are available in nearby Closter, Tenafly and Englewood.
• Pedimedica
• Tenafly Pediatrics
• Englewood Hospital

Demarest Cultural and Recreational Resources:

The Demarest Railroad Station, built in 1874 in honor of state senator Ralph S. Demarest, stands as a monument to the town’s founding family. It was designed by J. Cleveland Cady, architect for the Metropolitan Opera House and the Museum of Natural History, and built from stone quarried from the slopes of the Palisades.

The Old Church Cultural Center is housed in the building that was the first community’s first church built in 1874. The OCCC includes the Art School and Center Gallery at Old Church. The art school offers courses in arts and crafts from beginner level to advanced professionals.

The Demarest Nature Center opened year round is dedicated to the preservation of nature and education about the importance of protecting the environment. It includes hiking trails and a brook along which people walk and jog in fresh air.

The nearby Closter Nature Center and Tenafly Nature Center also offer trails and brooks to explore with outdoor recreation opportunities.

The Demarest Public Library, a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, contains nearly 30,000 books and audio and video media, along with cultural and educational events.

The Demarest Senior Recreation Center located at the Demarest Railroad Station is open daily except Tuesdays, and open for residents ages 55 and up. Meetings are held monthly, and activities include bingo, arts and crafts, and monthly trips to Atlantic City.

The Demarest Swim Club offers two large pools and a children's pool with facilities for picnics, volleyball, and other activities. Swimming and diving lessons are available for all ages as well as competitive teams for children under 18. The pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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 Demarest.

Nearby country clubs and golf courses are available for membership to Demarest residents.

Demarest Entertainment:
The downtown Demarest business district consists of few shops and restaurants in order to maintain the town’s quiet residential feel. Services available include a bank, post office, library, and Borough Hall. Many more restaurants and stores are available in nearby towns like Closter and Tenafly.

The latest films play at Clearview’s Closter Cinema 4.

Rockland Coaches on route 20 and 20T, which stops by the Duck Pond on County Route 505, services the Palisades Center, a popular shopping destination in West Nyack, New York.

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