Alpine Real Estate

Living in Alpine, NJ

This small elite community is located just 15 miles northwest of midtown Manhattan with a population of less than 2,500 people. It was voted the 15th best place to live in 2008 by New Jersey Monthly, and has been consistently cited as one of America’s most expensive zip codes. Nestled along the eastern border of Bergen County and running up the Hudson River, it is truly a gem of Bergen County. One of the earliest settlements in Alpine was in 1760, the Blackledge-Kearney House or Cornwallis Headquarters, known simply as the Kearney house. The home still stands today at the base of the Palisades, where Closter Dock Road meets the Hudson River.

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Local Amenities

There are less than ten businesses in Alpine, predominantly located on the main strip of Closter Dock Road. However, parkland is abundant, equaling more than half of the town’s land. It is also known for the beautiful Montammy Private Golf Club and the Alpine Boat Basin. At the Basin, you will find a riverfront picnic area, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and access to hiking trails and the Henry Hudson Drive. Rio Vista is a very upscale section of Alpine where you will find Devil’s Tower, the alleged haunted stone clock tower built by Manuel Rionda.

Schools

Alpine students attend the Alpine Public School from kindergarten through 8th grade. Thereafter, they join students at the Tenafly High School in Tenafly for 9th through 12th grade.

Places of Worship

Alpine Community Church

Transportation

Less than 10 miles to Manhattan, most residents drive, but Rockland Coaches does provide service along Rte 9W to Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and to George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal.