Alpine

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Alpine Schools http://www.greatschools.org/new-jersey/alpine/

Public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend The Alpine School, which is an excellent school known for its small class sizes. Students in grades 9 through 12 attend Tenafly High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship. Tenafly High School ranked third in the state in the biennial New Jersey Monthly magazine survey in 2008.

• The Alpine School

• Tenafly High School

Alpine Transportation and Commute http://www.njtransit.com

New Jersey Transit bus service and private bus companies provide service from Alpine to Manhattan.

The area’s three major airports – Newark Liberty International, JFK International and La Guardia Airport – are accessible by car within 45 minutes.

About Alpine

Residents of Alpine value their privacy, which they find all around them in this secluded and picturesque town along the New Jersey Palisades. People are attracted to Alpine because of its rural setting, high property values, low property taxes and its close proximity to New York City. Forbes magazine rated Alpine as America’s most expensive zip code in 2009, with a median home price of $4.14 million.

Devil’s Tower, a stone clock tower in the Rio Vista neighborhood in southern Alpine, was built by sugar baron Manuel Rionda in the early 1900s. It endures as an intriguing local landmark.

The New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park runs the length of Alpine along the top of the New Jersey Palisades and along the Hudson River. Point Lookout at State Line Lookout, situated at the highest point on the Palisades Cliffs, offers unrivaled views of the Hudson, and Westchester County and Long Island Sound in New York. Hiking and cross-country ski trails are also available.

The Alpine Boat Basin provides a public picnic area and small marina for private boats on the scenic riverfront area. Fishing and hiking trails are within reach, in addition to the historic Blackledge-Kearney House. Well known spots include the Excelsior Dock, Huyler’s Landing, Twombly Landing. The Cornwallis house nestled under the cliffs near the Alpine Boat Basin is a state and national landmark, and 18th century house named after General Charles Cornwallis who participated in the war of 1776.

The Montammy Golf Club is a full-service country club with a beautiful golf course, tennis courts, a swimming pool, fitness center, and social activities.

Alpine Scout Camp, a Boy Scouts camp, offers short-term camping and a large selection of facilities from small tent sites to a conference center that can sleep more than 40 campers.

General Information:

Town Name: Alpine
City Hall: Alpine Borough Hall
Address: 100 Church Street, Alpine NJ 07620
Phone Number: 201-784-2900
Land Area: 6.4 square miles
Distance to NYC: 19 miles
Town Website: http://www.alpinenj07620.org/
Library Website: http://closter.bccls.org/
Water Service: United Water Company
Gas & Electric: P.S.E.&G. / Rockland Electric