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Cresskill Schools

Cresskill High School was ranked 93rd in the nation in 2005 by Newsweek Magazine.Cresskill ranked 26th in the state by New Jersey Monthly Magazine in 2008.
• Edward H. Bryan School (K-5)
• Merritt Memorial School (K-5)
• Cresskill High School (6-12)

Cresskill Transportation and Commute :

New Jersey Transit buses provide service from Cresskill to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan in about 35 minutes, and local service to points in New Jersey is also available. Private bus companies provide service to Rockland County and the George Washington Bridge and Port Authority Bus Terminal in 35 minutes.

The region’s three major airports - Newark Liberty International, JFK International and La Guardia Airport – can be reached in under 45 minutes by car.

About Cresskill

Cresskill, New Jersey is located in the northern valley region of Bergen County and is home to approximately 7,750 residents. Cresskill is located in close proximity to New York City, as well as Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York State. 

The borough of Cresskill is full of rich and interesting history. The borough was initially inhabited by the Lenni Lenape and Hackensacky tribes, and was followed by the Dutch, who set up a colony in the area as trappers and traders in 1643. Following World War II, Cresskill became home to many servicemen and women returning from duty. 

Today, Cresskill is a quiet and tranquil community that prides itself in its excellent community services, great schools and rich history. Downtown Cresskill is home to shops, restaurants, coffee shops, banks, a public library and Borough Hall. The downtown area provides residents with daily needs, and Cresskill is located near major shopping centers in Paramus and in West Nyack, New York for more extensive shopping needs. 

The Cresskill Municipal Pool offers summertime recreation. Other summer programs include tennis courts and athletic fields, which feature sports like soccer, Little League, baseball, softball, and football. Wrestling and basketball are available indoors.

The town hosts an annual Fourth of July celebration and Ragamuffin Halloween parade.

Cresskill Public Library is a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System. Members may borrow books, DVDs and other media, and enjoy educational programs and exhibitions. 

The Tamcrest Country Club in nearby Alpine offers a golf course.

Camp Merrit Memorial Monument, a large obelisk known by locals as “The Monument,” commemorates the fact that Cresskill was the major debarkation point for more than one million American troops sent overseas in World War I. 

The Tenafly Nature Center located nearby is just a short drive from Cresskill and open year round with hiking trails, a natural lake and various botany. Nature centers also are located in neighboring Closter and Demarest.

General Information:

Town Name: Cresskill
City Hall: Cresskill Borough Hall
Address: 67 Union Avenue, Cresskill NJ 07626
Phone Number: 201-569-5400
Land Area: 2.1 square miles
Distance to NYC: 19 miles
Town Website:
Library Website:
Water Service: United Water Company
Gas & Electric: P.S.E. & G./Rockland Electric