Affluent NYC bedroom community with a good downtown.


Welcome to Cresskill

Cresskill is an affluent New York City bedroom community located within Bergen County. The community is characterized by quiet, maple-lined residential streets and a downtown area with a great selection of shops and restaurants. The community’s name is taken from the Kill Stream running through it and the watercress that once grew upon it. Cresskill is within a 15-mile drive of Manhattan.

There’s a diverse real estate mix in Cresskill, with modern custom builds and refurbished mid-century and 1920s properties. The architecture includes elegant Colonials, Cape Cods, townhomes, and magnificent estates modelled after French chateaus and Tudor mansions. Private hilltop neighborhoods such as Tammybrook Hills and Tamcrest Estates feature stunning properties with awe-inspiring views of the Ramapo Mountains.

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


We offer the highest level of expertise and service with integrity. Christina Gibbons Group, based in Ridgewood, NJ and serving the greater Bergen County area just outside of New York City, provides exclusive residential real estate services to home sellers, first-time home buyers, families looking to upgrade or downsize, investors and builders.

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