Demarest Real Estate

Living in Demarest, NJ

Demarest is a small town Bergen County community less than 10 miles from Manhattan. Demarest is a quiet town with no industry, featured in The New York Times as Demarest, N.J.; Small Town, Large Sense of History. David Demarest, originally known as David des Marets, settled in Bergen County, NJ in 1677. He was the founder of the Demarest family in America and was one of a band of French Huguenots who came to this country in 1663. The earliest settlers in Demarest were the Westervelts, whose homestead still stands on the northern wing at 277 County Avenue. In 1859, the northern railroad of New Jersey, which ran from Jersey City to Piermont, NY, was opened. The Demarest Railroad Depot was designed by J. Cleaveland Cady, architect for the Metropolitan Opera House and the Museum of Natural History. It was built in 1874 of stone quarried from the hillside of the Palisades.

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Local Amenities

The downtown shopping district of Demarest offers just a dozen or so stores. Outdoor enthusiasts will surely enjoy The Demarest Nature Center, Demarest Duck Pond & Peace Site Gazebo and the Demarest Swim Club.

Schools

Demarest children attend the County Road School for kindergarten and 1st grade, Luther Lee Emerson School for 2nd through 4th grade, Demarest Middle School from 5th through 8th grade, then Northern Valley Regional High School from 9th through 12th grade.

Places of Worship

St. Joseph Korean Catholic Church
Demarest Baptist Church
Demarest United Methodist
Han-In Korean Church
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

Transportation

Bus transportation is provided by Rockland Coaches to The Port Authority Bus Terminal.