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Demarest NJ

Demarest is a borough in Bergen County home to approximately 5,000 people in 2.5 square miles. The Rockland Coaches provide service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Palisades Center in Nyack, New York. An easy commuting town, Demarest is just 10 miles from Midtown Manhattan.


Demarest is a family oriented town and a close-knit community. It is very small and cozy, where locals enjoy volunteering and meeting at nearby parks for a stroll. The tree-lined streets bring out the true small town charm this borough has to offer.


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This small, charming community is what residents love most about living in Demarest. This warm-natured town is great for kids, but also for adults who commute to New York City for work. Demarest is bordered by Alpine, Haworth, Closter, Cresskill and Dumont and is just a few minutes from the Hudson River.

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For the Kids

Kids of Demarest love playing in the outdoors at one of the local parks. There is a town camp, where kids enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, as well as sports, talent shows and much more. The Demarest Free Public Library also offers story time, arts and crafts, and special programming. The borough offers Boy and Girl Scout programs as well as little league recreational sports. At the Demarest Swim Club, families can become members and enjoy swimming in one of the three pools on the six-acre property.


Demarest is home to Wakelee Field, a 33-acre park with several courts and fields for organized sports. Residents can also visit the 55-acre Demarest Nature Center to take leisurely walks and explore wildlife. It is also home to the Demarest Playground. Davies Arboretum is another recreational venue where locals can take a wildflower walk, and view a butterfly garden.

Food & Drink

Demarest NJ & Surrounding Area

Top 10 Restaurants

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Demarest is a mostly residential town, but some businesses can be found mostly along Hardenburgh and Haworth Avenues. These include Dunkin Donuts, a few delis, a real estate office, nail salon, hair salon, and dry cleaner, and a wine shop. For larger restaurants and shopping centers, residents travel to larger neighboring towns just a few minutes away.


The Peace Site Gazebo is a picturesque setting located at the Duck Pond in the center of the borough. This is a popular site for families to pose for gorgeous wedding photos or family pictures. Residents flock here in the summer for free concerts and activities. The Duck Pond is where locals go to fish, and is also where the annual Oktoberfest craft fair is held. The Art School at Old Church offers a comprehensive curriculum of fine art classes for adults, children, and teens. Residents can learn ceramics, sculpture, drawing, photography, printmaking, basketry, metal-smithing, and many more.


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1903, Demarest was officially formed from portions of Palisades Township and Harrington Township. The borough got its name from the Demarest Railroad Depot and the Demarest family. Ralph S. Demarest was the director of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey, which was responsible for the town’s train station.


Only in Demarest can you visit the historic Demarest Railroad Depot. In 1859 Ralph S. Demarest inspired the construction of the station with the dream of turning the area from agricultural to industrial and residential. J. Cleveland Cady was the architect who designed and built the railroad connecting Jersey City, New Jersey and Piermont, New York. The trains ran along the Erie Railroad line. It was built in 1972 and closed to passenger service in 1966. In 1977, the Depot was purchased by the borough of Demarest and became a senior center, and in 2004, it was added to the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places.