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Tenafly NJ

Tenafly is a borough in Bergen County that is home to approximately 14,000 residents who live in the town’s 5 square miles. For commuters, the local and express service to and from New York City is available via NJ Transit bus route. Located on the Hudson River, this serene spot offers view of New York City from it’s easternmost edges.

LIFESTYLE

Tenafly is a small, quiet community located just 15 minutes from the George Washington Bridge. The residents are nice, friendly, and welcoming. The quiet community, top schools, low crime, recreational facilities as well as parks and woodlands make Tenafly a desirable place for residents old and new.

Location

Bergen County NJ

Community

Tenafly’s picturesque views of the valleys, hills and tall trees give the borough its charm. This historic town is family oriented and child friendly. There is a lot to offer the residents, especially programming for children. The close proximity to New York City makes this borough a great place to live for commuters.

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For the Kids

Kids love playing outdoors at one of the many beautiful parks, including Froggy Park, which has a fun playground. Some other private activities include Tenafly Shukokaie Karate, Tenafly Piano, and Tenafly Arts, which all offer instructional extra curricular activities for kids of all ages. The Public Library offers free story-times and special programs and the Tenafly Nature Center has both indoor and outdoor activities where children can view animals or hike on trails.

AMENITIES & RECREATION

There is an abundant amount of outdoor and indoor opportunities in Tenafly. The Tenafly Nature Center is a 400-acre preserve established in 1961 that offers bird watching, a visitor center, and hiking. The Tenafly Recreation department offers Little League programs with different sports for both travel and home leagues, among many other clubs for residents of all ages. There is a senior center with programming for active older adults.

Food & Drink

Tenafly NJ & Surrounding Area

Top 10 Restaurants

  • City Tamale

  • 63 Reviews

  • Phone: +17189911606

  • $  .   Mexican

  • Cactus

  • 46 Reviews

  • Phone: +12015670200

  • $$  .   Sushi Bars

  • Veda

  • 59 Reviews

  • Phone: +12013997789

  • $$  .   Indian

  • LobsterCraft

  • 89 Reviews

  • Phone: +12032925350

  • $$  .   Food Trucks

Shopping

Tenafly’s downtown area is clustered around Washington Street, Railroad Avenue and County Road and contains everything needed for day-to-day life as well as specialty shops. Residents can get their To Do list done at Stop and Shop, Healthway Natural Foods, bagel shops, sporting goods stores, and many other convenient shops. SeeSaw is a women’s boutique that offers high fashion clothing and the very cool shop LikeWear is a custom store wear you can buy sportswear and custom create your perfect pajamas, t-shirts and much more. Party Girl is a dress shop that outfits girls and young women for special occasions.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The borough offers many delicious restaurants, one popular hot spot is the Tavlin Restaurant a Mediterranean style of food with a lively atmosphere. There are many eclectic coffee shops to have a chat with a good friend and caffeine up. The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in town offers residents a chance to to take dance lessons, solo or with a partner. Tenafly Arts offers classes for adults and kids in piano, voice, and many forms of dance.

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History

The Dutch Immigrants were the first European settlers in Tenafly. They began to populate in the location during the latter part of the 17th Century. The name itself comes from the Dutch phrase, “Ten Swamps” or “Tiene Vly.” In 1894, the borough became officially incorporated.

SURPRISE FEATURES

The Tenafly Train Station was in service from the mid-1850s until 1966. The station is currently a restaurant, Cafe Angelique, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. It is one of four surviving stations of the Northern Branch.