Welcome to Allendale

A Quaint Blend of Tradition and Modernity
Allendale, a serene and picturesque town within Bergen County, is a stone's throw away from the heart of New York City. This low-profile yet distinctly sophisticated town offers a dense suburban feel where most residents are proud homeowners. It's characterized by its walkability — a feature that invites leisurely strolls down quaint streets leading to various shops and eateries. Allendale has managed to retain its historic charm while providing all the amenities of modern living, making it a perfect enclave for those looking for a blend of the old and the new.
The community spirit in Allendale is palpable, with traditional events like Memorial Day parades and Fourth of July fireworks illuminating the small-town ambiance. Residents cherish this sense of connectedness and shared history, which is celebrated with hot dogs at the volunteer firehouse and community gatherings in the town’s parks. Truly, Allendale reveres its past while embracing the present, offering a lifestyle that's as rich and fulfilling as it is serene and grounded.

What to Love

  • Award-Winning Schools: Educational excellence is a hallmark of this friendly small town.
  • Proximity to NYC: Just 25 miles from the city, the town is perfect for commuters seeking a peaceful haven with a dense suburban feel.
  • Community Events: Traditional events and festivals foster a strong sense of togetherness.
  • Walkability: A town layout that invites residents to walk, mingle, and enjoy their surroundings.

Local Lifestyle

Life in Allendale is underscored by a tight-knit community ethos where neighbors know each other, and life moves at an unhurried pace. The town is perfect for those who value community interaction and a friendly environment. Here, you can expect to know your local shopkeepers, bump into friends at the town’s many events, and be part of a community that values civic involvement and shared experiences. It's a lifestyle that's reflective of an era where life was simpler yet enriched with all the conveniences of contemporary living.

Dining and Entertainment

Allendale's dining scene is a delightful blend of casual eateries and fine dining establishments. The town may be modest in size, but it boasts a vibrant culinary landscape. 
Savini Restaurant, an elegant and upscale dining destination, is celebrated for its refined Italian cuisine and inviting ambiance. Known for its commitment to using fresh, high-quality ingredients, Savini offers a menu that reflects both traditional Italian flavors and innovative culinary creations, from the seafood salad to the Florida rock shrimp and tortellini.
Allendale Bar & Grill provides a casual yet inviting experience. The menu features everything from classic pub fare to inventive chef specials like the mini chicken empanadas, herb-roasted halibut filet, and grilled flank steak sandwich. Mezza Luna Bistro stands out as a charming and intimate dining establishment. This bistro-style restaurant offers a fusion of Mediterranean and American flavors, providing a delightful variety of plates like the fettucini Bolognese and jumbo shrimp.
Entertainment in Allendale revolves around community events, with the town's calendar featuring gatherings that foster communal joy. From summer concerts in the park to festive holiday celebrations, entertainment here is rooted in creating shared memories. Don’t miss the Crestwood Folk Festival at Crestwood Lake, movie nights under the stars, and more.

Things to Do

Allendale is a hub for those who appreciate outdoor activities and community involvement. In addition to its festive happenings, Allendale offers beautiful parks and recreational areas where families can enjoy a picnic, play sports, or simply relax in the beauty of nature. 
Crestwood Lake & Park offers 71 acres of beautiful green space, three lakeside beaches, sports fields, and picnic areas. It’s the perfect place for a game of tennis or fun in the sun. The Celery Farm is a tranquil and scenic nature preserve that has become a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Spread over 107 acres, the Celery Farm is known for its picturesque landscapes, serene walking trails, and diverse ecosystem, making it a popular destination for birdwatching and photography.

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Overview for Allendale, NJ

6,820 people live in Allendale, where the median age is 43.6 and the average individual income is $84,300. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Allendale, NJ

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wish Upon A Pastry, Wyckoff Prime Meats, and The Curious Reader.

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Dining 3.34 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 2.41 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.88 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.41 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.52 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.93 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Allendale, NJ

Allendale has 2,213 households, with an average household size of 3.05. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Allendale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,820 people call Allendale home. The population density is 2,206.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Allendale, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Allendale. 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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Northern Highlands Regional High School
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Hillside Elementary School
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