Demarest, New Jersey
The residents of Demarest have great pride in their community and take special care in preserving their parks, tree lined streets and Tenafly Brook Duck Pond. Demarest Railroad Station built in 1874, designed by J. Cleveland Cady, architect for the Metropolitan Opera House and the Museum of Natural History reminds us of Demarest’s rich history. It is bordered on the North by Closter, the South by Cresskill, the West by Haworth and the East by Alpine. Demarest offers a summer camp program, a community pool club, an Art School At Old Church and the Alpine Country Club. A peaceful atmosphere, fine schools, and the simple commute to NYC make Demarest a desirable small town.
Demarest Schools & Education
The Demarest Public schools are know for their high academic standards and small class sizes.The Demarest School District serves students from Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. The County Road School is home for students in kindergarten through grade one. Luther Lee Emerson School serves students in grades two through four and Demarest Middle School is home for children in grades five through eight. Northern Valley Regional High School educates students from Demarest, Closter and Haworth. The Demarest school district features full day kindergarten, an outdoor science center, a middle school interscholastic program, state of the art technology, and a motivated staff.
Demarest NJ Transportation
Rockland Coaches routes 14, 20/20T and 84 provide service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and Palisades Cente Mall in West Nyack, New York.
According to Borough Historian Mary Ann Clark, British troops under General Cornwallis traversed Demarest in November 1776, on their way to attack George Washington’s army at Fort Lee. Local lore, which Mrs. Clark cannot confirm, says that a young girl named Polly Wyckoff spotted the approaching redcoats and informed her father, who galloped to Fort Lee to warn General Washington