Known as one of the best towns in America due to its beautiful environment, excellent schools, and cozy suburban lifestyle.

Overview for Tenafly, NJ

15,307 people live in Tenafly, where the median age is 41.9 and the average individual income is $83,090. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.9 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Tenafly, NJ

Tenafly has 4,981 households, with an average household size of 3.05. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Tenafly do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,307 people call Tenafly home. The population density is 3,337.52 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.51 / 49.49%

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Schools in Tenafly, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Tenafly. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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J Spencer Smith School
K - 5th
Malcolm S Mackay School
K - 5th
Tenafly Middle School
6th - 8th
PreK - 1st
No rating available
9th - 12th
Ralph S Maugham School
K - 5th
Walter Stillman School
PreK - 5th
Academy Of Our Lady Of Mt Carmel
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Tenafly Chabad Academy
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Welcome to Tenafly

An affluent community with highly-rated public schools near New York City.
Tenafly, New Jersey, is considered a dream community along the Hudson River and is surrounded by nature, affluent clubs, and thriving metropolitan cities like New York City and Manhattan. Located 20 miles north of New York City, Tenafly is known as one of the best towns in America due to its beautiful environment, excellent schools, and cozy suburban lifestyle.
The town has earned its reputation as one of the most desirable places to live in the tri-state area with its strong sense of community, upscale homes, and easy access to the city. Homes in the community are stately with unique architecture and private lots. The architecture in Tenafly is something of note. Many homes are designed with a classic Colonial feel that adds to the area's charm. Tenafly also has a rich history, with many of its original buildings still standing today.

What to Love

  • Vibrant and upscale downtown area
  • Exceptional schools with high accolades
  • Luxury homes and quiet residential streets
  • Close to New York City and Manhattan

Local Lifestyle

Tenafly is a popular and affluent community in northern Bergen County. It is known for its exceptional school system, vibrant downtown area, and high-end homes. Its unique location allows easy access to New York City, beautiful preserves, and recreational activities.
Downtown Tenafly is a lively area with shops, restaurants, and community events. Locals enjoy an extravagant lifestyle in a wealthy community with excellent amenities. The town's rich history, unique architecture, and beautiful natural setting make Tenafly an enchanting community that many residents are proud to call home.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

The 130 Club is a luxury dining experience in a Gatsby-era bar and lounge, with oversized leather seating, rich wood tones, and framed artwork. The restaurant serves thoughtfully curated drinks and high-quality meat and seafood. Café Angelique was created to serve gourmet coffee and pastries and transformed into an elegant European-inspired café with an assorted menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy a meal on the patio and listen to live Jazz music on the weekends. 
Tenafly Kosher Deli & Caterers has been a staple in the community since 1956, serving cold sandwiches, soups, and specialty entrees. Axia Taverna is an upscale Greek restaurant with a full-service bar, private dining rooms, and outdoor seating. The restaurant has an extensive menu with salads, grilled platters, wines, beers, and cocktails.

Things to Do

Knickerbocker Country Club is an elite club with upscale amenities and events for members. The club has an award-winning golf course that is rated among the top classic courses in the nation, with challenging holes, well-maintained greens, and detailed design. Knickerbocker also has tennis courts, an aquatic facility, and a grandeur clubhouse with fine dining and event space. Tenafly Day is a community event with carnival rides, family activities, live music, and local cuisine. Residents can gather to support the community and meet other locals.
Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary is a woodland preserve on top of the Palisades spanning 165 acres. The sanctuary is an oak forest with swampy areas, a five-acre pond, and hundreds of species of plants, flowers, and trees. Greenbrook Falls is a popular destination in the sanctuary that flows off a cliff 250 feet into the Hudson River. David Johnson Park & Gardens is a small park with a beautiful rose garden, walking paths, a gazebo, a greenhouse, and a patio area.


Tenafly Borough School District serves more than 3,500 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in Tenafly. The district has six schools and is recognized as a top district in Bergen County with exceptional academic programs.

Property Listings

Around Tenafly, NJ

There's plenty to do around Tenafly, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Aquarius Health Foods, Genius Nutrition, and Inwood Hills Spirits & Wine Room.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.71 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.8 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.49 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.98 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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