The hilly Bergen county borough of Tenafly on the outskirts of NYC is a highly rated town in terms of livability; owing to its proximity to the city, the wealthy suburban feel, with their expansive mansions mostly owned by the residents, and an excellent school system that consistently ranks among the top 5 in the state.
The borough has a small population of about 14,000 but is one of the state's highest-income communities. A very low crime rate and good high school grads rate; along with a comprehensive recreation program, numerous sports teams, parks, a golf club and outdoor swim clubs, vernal wood, The Davis Johnson Park, and Garden bordering the Hudson River; make this town a coveted haven for all residents, hailing from a variety of cultures and ethnicities.
Other than English, 5 languages are the first spoken languages at home for the people of Tenafly, NJ., the highest percentage of which is Korean followed by Hebrew. A sizable chunk of the population is Jewish, for whom there are synagogues and the Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades.
A number of unique and vibrant outlets, international cuisine restaurants, and an art-movie house are part of Tenafly’s bustling downtown. Cafe Angelique, in the historic train station building, is a major gathering place.
Houses in Tenafly are mostly vast and spread out. Lately, the historic constructions are being replaced by more modern mansions. It is an excellent town to live in and enjoy the suburban feel with the city’s exuberance just minutes away.