Each month, The Hoboken Girl and The North Jersey Group highlight one town in Northern New Jersey to share some of the best places to eat, drink and socialize. We’ll outline the different commuting options and fun, family-friendly activities while providing you with the necessary facts and critical insight into the competitive and hot Northern NJ real estate market. This New Jersey real estate series will showcase what makes each town cool, unique, and vibrant. So while you may not be looking to move, we all know stalking Zillow houses is the best hobby — and The North Jersey Group is here to make it that much easier.
After visiting South Orange, we are heading to Bergen County and the quaint town of Tenafly. Noted for its beautiful pedestrian-friendly downtown area, prestigious school system and convenient commute to New York City, the traditional colonial and modern construction-style homes complement the tree-lined streets of this small community. There are also many things to do for children and adults alike. Read on for your guide to Tenafly, NJ.
About The North Jersey Group
Darren Giordano and his team of realtors have over a decade of experience in Hudson County and Northern New Jersey, achieving the Platinum Level of Excellence every year since 2016. They closed over $300,000,000 over the last decade.
To learn more about the market value for homes in Tenafly— or if you want to find out the current market value of your home in Hudson County, text CMA to 201-723-3300 to get in touch with the North Jersey Group or click here.
Despite having a beautiful historic train station and train lines cutting through the center of town, there is no active train running to Tenafly today. Now, you will find the popular Cafe Angelique which features jazz, pastries, coffee, and fine-dining.
NJ Transit Route #166 frequently runs with several stops throughout town. The journey to New York Port Authority takes about 45 minutes.
Only 7 miles from New York City, Tenafly allows for easy commuting by car to the George Washington Bridge and Upper Manhattan. Major roadways such as The Palisades Interstate, Route 4, Route 80, and Route 95 are all easily accessible. From Hoboken, it will take you about 30 minutes.
Where to Eat + Drink
^ Cafe Angelique
Outdoor cafes, diverse eateries, restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries line the town center, featuring everything from casual dining, Kosher cuisine, and upscale fine dining, all within a small radius around the train station.
The 130 Club | 130 County Road
This romantic and luxurious steakhouse and supper club offers an intimate experience in the heart of Tenafly. You will feel like you’re dining in the Gatsby era with cozy seating, crystal chandeliers, and occasional jazz. They even have a secret room.
Cafe Trios | 20 Washington Street
This cafe serves a wide selection of pastries and hot meals for breakfast and lunch along with smoothies and coffees on a large drink menu.
Mel’s Butcher Box | 10 West Railroad Avenue
Mel’s Butcher Box has an old-fashioned feel with a vintage pinball machine and an old-school jukebox. Melanie Landano, a former project director for Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors’ serves a menu that includes burgers, cheesesteaks, salads, and milkshakes. The shop also sells Pat LaFrieda meats retail.
Tenafly Classic Diner | 16 West Railroad Avenue
This classic diner with its old-fashioned chrome exterior features cozy booths and an extensive mostly American menu. On nice days almost all of the windows are open.
Things to Do
Tenafly is also home to many parks that range in size and amenities. With options for picnics, walking trails, and sightseeing along the Palisades, these parks are a wonderful way to spend a sunny day. When you visit a new town, the restaurants and locally-owned shops are must-visits. What makes each town special is the different attractions and activities it has to offer throughout the year. Here are our picks for unique experiences in Tenafly, New Jersey.
Cars, Cops, and Coffee | 1 Piermont Road
This impressive car show brings together car enthusiasts and the local police force on a personal level. Parents, children, and the community get to know the local police force and come together over coffee in the heart of Tenafly.
Tenafly Nature Center | 313 Hudson Avenue
Nestled away from the downtown is this non-profit, independent, member-supported nature preserve. Currently, there is a small recommended charge for visiting non-members for $2 per person/$10 per family.
Davis Johnson Park and Gardens | 137 Engle Street
This botanical garden showcases a nationally accredited rose garden, sunken garden, and more.
Where to Shop
Downtown does not feature chain stores but is filled with high-end boutiques, salons, kosher delis, and jewelry stores.
Ave Lume | 9 Jay Street
Ave Lume carries clothing and accessories for children and adults that are sourced from companies with sustainable and ethical supply chains.
MiNT Designer Boutique | 15 West Railroad Avenue
Located right in the heart of Tenafly, this luxury consignment shop features the big designers of Balenciaga, Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more. MiNT stays on top of the latest fashion trends specializing in new and vintage handbags, accessories, and clothing which have to be in MINT condition.
^ Tenafly High School
Tenafly has four elementary schools – Mackay Elementary, Maugham Elementary, Smith Elementary, and Stillman Elementary Schools. They feed into Tenafly Middle School and Tenafly is one of the most highly-ranked high schools in the state and country.
^ The Spring Club
The Spring Club | 91 West Clinton Avenue
The Spring Club offers wellness classes, workshops, and community events. There are physical activities for adults, educational experiences for kids, and a cafe serving healthy food, drinks, and holistic services.
The Forest School at Tenafly Nature Center
Located within the Tenafly Nature Center children 3.5 to 6 years of age have the opportunity to spend the morning or afternoon exploring the forest and enjoying the seasons, no matter the weather.
Real Estate Corner via The North Jersey Group
The Tenafly real estate market is beyond tight. There are 3 active homes for sale. There were 21 homes sold with an average sales price of $1,257,476 in the last three months.
If you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in this town, it is essential to understand the trends in the number of Active Listings, Days on the Market, and Sold Price to Listing Price ratio so that you can make an educated decision. If you are interested in learning how current market trends affect you as a home seller or buyer in Tenafly, Bergen County, or any of the towns in Northern New Jersey, give Darren and The North Jersey team a call or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to download their North Jersey homes app for up-to-date market information at your fingertips.
Stay tuned for our final town in our North Jersey series.