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Closter NJ

Closter is a borough in Bergen County with a population of about 8,390 people and a geographic area of about 3 square miles. The NJ Transit has a bus route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.


Closter is an upper middle class from city to town. It is a nice, quiet suburb that is close to major malls, the Hudson River, and New York City. There are parks and public schools that are top ranked, making the town a desirable place for families.


Bergen County NJ


This close-knit borough is a gem outside Manhattan. The close proximity to New York City makes it ideal for commuters. Surrounded by other strong communities such as Alpine, Haworth, Demarest, Norwood, and Harrington Park, the borough enjoys its location at the northeast side of the Oradell Reservoir, and just west of the Palisades Interstate Park.

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For the Kids

Closter has many outdoor extracurricular activities to offers children. There are numerous parks and playgrounds, as well as a public library that is attached to the Belksie Museum of Art and Science. Kids can attend story-times and special library programming or take in exhibitions done by local artists. For indoor play, the popular Kidville offers art, dance, gym, music and enrichment classes. Kidville also has an alternative pre-school program and a summer and school holidays camp. For the young golf lover, JS Golf Academy offers lessons, short games, and a golf camp. The Academy focuses on teaching children to be active, motivated, independent and develop leadership.


There are a plethora of parks in Closter. High Street Park has a playground for the children to enjoy and a fitness area, Memorial Field gas a playground, athletic fields, a bandshell, and a memorial for all US Veterans and a memorial for those who died in 9/11. There are also a few bike/jogging paths locate in Ruckman and Schauble Park. Closter offers many town leagues for people of all ages who utilize these parks playing fields.

Food & Drink

Closter NJ & Surrounding Area

Top 10 Restaurants

  • La Tabatiere

  • 105 Reviews

  • Phone: +12017672545

  • $$  Bakeries

  • Ma Mi Eatery

  • 170 Reviews

  • Phone: +12016607826

  • $$  Vietnamese


  • 116 Reviews

  • Phone: +12017849900

  • $$  Dim Sum

  • Sear House

  • 383 Reviews

  • Phone: +12012924612

  • $$$  Steakhouses

  • Cocohodo

  • 28 Reviews

  • Phone: +12017672626

  • $  Bakeries

  • Ramen Matsu

  • 37 Reviews

  • Phone: +12013839990

  • $$  Ramen

  • So Good

  • 92 Reviews

  • Phone: +12017505190

  • $$$  Korean

  • The Red Maple

  • 48 Reviews

  • Phone: +12017677169

  • $  Breakfast & Brunch

  • Ewha Won

  • 87 Reviews

  • Phone: +12017676610

  • $$  Korean


Closter residents enjoy shopping at the outdoor mall called Closter Plaza. This 16-acre shopping establishment includes many restaurants, a movie theater and stores such as Whole Foods, Home Goods, Target and many more. In 2012 this mall was used for scenes from Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The Wolf of Wall Street. Residents complete most of their shopping on Harrington Avenue, Homans Avenue, and Closter Dock Road.


For entertainment, the newly renovated Closter Plaza houses a movie theater that is upscale and is a popular destination for residents of all ages. The movie theater allows you to take liquor and food to your seat. For more of an outdoor, leisure outing, locals visit Closter Nature Park, this park features 136 acres of woods, streams, ponds and trails.


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The Lenni-Lenape first settled in Closter, followed by Dutch farmers in the 1700’s. Ten buildings in town are on the National Register of Historic Places due to their rich architectural heritage. In 1859, a passenger rail line opened and Closter’s downtown began thriving around the train station.


Closter is home to the Belskie Museum of Art and Science. This 3,000 square foot gallery is attached to the public library and is a major attraction to all Closter residents and surrounding towns. In 1993, the Lions Club built the museum to hold the work of Abram Belskie. Belskie was a medical illustrator and sculptor who lived in Closter. Today, the museum hosts seasonal local artists and exhibitions.