Welcome to Tenafly
Tenafly is an affluent and exclusive Bergen County community located a stone’s throw from New York City, being directly across the Hudson River from Riverdale and about 15 minutes from the George Washington Bridge. Tenafly is hilly and leafy with a suburban vibe, while also having an excellent downtown area with varied shops, restaurants, and services.
Real estate ranges from pristine 1920s and mid-century properties to exquisite contemporary custom builds. The housing styles within architecturally diverse Tenafly include elegant Colonials, sprawling country estates, and dramatic modern masterpieces. The multi-million dollar properties at the high end of the market offer acres of outdoor space, with lavishly landscaped grounds secluded by dense tree cover. Combining incredible space and privacy with unbeatable NYC proximity, Tenafly is one of Bergen County’s most desirable locations.
What to Love
- Close proximity to NYC
- Eclectic high-end homes
- Bustling downtown
- Parks and open space
People & Lifestyle
With outstanding public schools, quiet residential areas, and great downtown amenities, Tenafly is an attractive location for those looking to start a family while commuting into New York City for work. Local residents include prominent journalists, sports stars, entertainers, and executives.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Tenafly’s bustling downtown area is home to dozens of shops and restaurants. Restaurant highlights include delicious contemporary Greek cuisine at Axia Taverna
, quality American comfort food at the all-day Tenafly Classic Diner
, and ever-changing daily soup, sandwich, and salad specials at Chez Cheese
. Café Angelique
is a popular spot for coffee, breakfast, and sandwiches.
Cooktique sells unique home décor items, gourmet foodstuffs, chocolates, teas, and coffees, as well as hosts regular cooking classes. For clothing, browse SeeSaw Boutique’s
curated collection of premium-label apparel. Wine Ventures
has an extensive selection of wine, beer, and liquor.
In addition to the great food and retail, Tenafly is also home Salon Pavel
, an upscale beauty salon and hairdresser. The community’s Bow Tie Cinemas
screens the latest movies in a historic 1920s landmark.
Things to Do
Tenafly Nature Center
covers 400 wooded acres of natural space on the banks of the Hudson River. Palisades Interstate Park
stretches along 12 miles of steep cliffside along the Hudson’s east bank heading north from the Tenafly Nature Center, with the 165-acre Greenbrook Sanctuary
woodland preserve running between the cliff edge and Route 9W. In the heart of Tenafly, Huyler Park
hosts a summer concert series.
The amenities of Kaplen Jewish Community Center
include fitness facilities and classes, spa treatments, tennis and basketball courts, an aquatics center, and programs for art, music, and dance. Tenafly is also home to The African Art Museum
, housed within a stained-glass windowed hall adjacent to a Roman Catholic Church.
Schools within Tenafly are operated by the Tenafly Public School District.
- Malcolm S Mackay School, Public, K-5
- Ralph S Maugham School, Public, K-5
- J Spencer Smith School, Public, K-5
- Walter Stillman School, Public, K-5
- Tenafly Middle School, Public, 6-8
- Tenafly High School, Public, 9-12, National Blue Ribbon Award Winner