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The Borough of Closter, New Jersey is located in scenic Bergen County,
which is just to the Northwest of New York City. Closter is a small but
beatutiful community and is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. Closter is
located just under eighteen miles from New York City and just seven miles from
Yonkers, NY. Homes in Closter are predominantly single family, but there are
some more dense, multi-family units scattered throughout the community.
also rich in ethnic and cultural diversity. The community prides itself on the
outstanding support of the dedicated Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps and with
the highly trained Police Department. Although public transportation supports
the many residents who commute to and from New York City, Rockland County and
other parts of the Bergen County area, residents continue to enjoy this "side"
of the river with a combination of nature centers, brooks, wild life refuge and
a recreational pond for fishing and ice skating. Today Closter's population is
approximately 8,200 people and growing. Closter is set on 3.3 square miles of
which 230 acres is open space and woodlands.
During the 19th and
early 20th centuries, Closter evolved into a suburb of New York City, which is
how Closter exists today. Closter considers itself “The Hub of the Northern
Valley” due to many shopping centers, recreational facilities, parks, places of
worship, as well as medical and legal resources. There are 230 acres of open
space and protected woodlands within Closter.
Students attend Closter
Public Schools for kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools within the
district are Hillside Elementary School and Tenakill Middle School, and High
school students attend Northern Valley Regional High School located in
neighboring Demarest. Northern Valley Regional High School hosts students from
Closter, Demarest and Haworth.