What to Love
- Gorgeous real estate
- Bustling downtown
- Top-rated public schools
- Community feel
People & Lifestyle
Cresskill is an inviting and family-orientated community with outstanding public schools. There’s a neighborly vibe, with residents taking the time to get to know each other. Most who live here commute into New York City or other New Jersey communities for work.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Cresskill’s downtown has a great selection of restaurants and independent retailers. Highlights along Piermont Road and the streets adjacent to it include Turkish cuisine at Samdan Restaurant
, authentic Italian dishes at Delvina
, Greek cuisine at GKR Bar & Grill
, and internationally-influenced takes on classic American comfort food at Farmhouse Café.Cresskill Bagel Café
and Madison Café
are popular breakfast spots, with Madison also serving a lunch and dinner menu of Mediterranean-style seafood. Reform Life/Style Boutique
’s carefully-curated clothing selections bring unique flourishes to everyday clothing styles. Monsoon Flowers
creative floral arrangements provide the perfect gift for any occasion. Kings Food Markets
is a great place to pick up groceries, with premium meats, gourmet cheeses, and produce sourced from local farms.
Things to Do
Cresskill has a public recreation space spanning three blocks. William Cook Park has tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a soccer field, and a children’s play area, with Cresskill Municipal Pool
at the park’s southern end. Many local school children play in teams at William Cook Park, with parents gathering together to cheer them on from the sidelines.Camp Merritt Memorial Monument
is an iconic Cresskill landmark at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Knickerbocker Road. Better known to locals as simply “The Monument,” this 66-foot-tall replica of the Washington Monument commemorates the million-plus soldiers who passed through the area on their way to fight in the first World War. There are several properties within Cresskill dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These places include the Blackledge-Gair House, Demarest-Atwood House, Peter Huyler House, and Benjamin P. Westervelt House.
Schools within Cresskill belong to the Cresskill Public School District.
- Merritt Memorial, Public, PK-5
- Edward H. Bryan, Public, PK-5
- Cresskill Middle School, Public, 6-8
- Cresskill High School, Public, 9-12