Welcome to Demarest

Refined Living Amidst Verdant Splendor
Demarest, an upscale enclave in the Northern Valley of Bergen County, promises a harmonious blend of natural beauty and suburban sophistication. With a landscape adorned by mature trees and exquisite landscaping, Demarest is not just a place to reside — it's a place to thrive. The borough's commitment to maintaining a lush environment is matched by its dedication to providing top-notch amenities and facilities. This is a locale where the tranquility of rural life meets the amenities of modern living, all within an easy commute to the excitement of New York City.
The community takes pride in its well-regarded educational institutions and a lifestyle that is both relaxed and refined. The charm of Demarest is evident in its quiet streets, welcoming neighborhoods, and the high caliber of its public services. It's a town that offers a high quality of life and a strong sense of belonging, where new residents quickly become part of the community fabric.

What to Love

  • Educational Excellence: A community where academic achievement is cherished.
  • Scenic Beauty: The area is renowned for its mature trees and natural spaces, including parks and arboretums.
  • Proximity to NYC: Offers the luxury of suburban tranquility with a quick commute to the city.
  • Community Events: A calendar filled with local festivities that celebrate the spirit of Demarest.

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Demarest is characterized by its leisurely pace, educational focus, and a strong sense of community warmth. Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor activities thanks to the town's numerous parks and nature preserves. The community values education, arts, and the finer things in life, as evident in residents’ participation in school events and local festivals. It's a place where families grow, professionals find balance, and seniors enjoy the serenity of their surroundings.

Dining and Entertainment

Demarest's dining scene is a testament to its luxury living, with restaurants like Sear House, which offers an upscale steak-and-seafood experience with a modern twist. The Hill, located in nearby Closter, serves contemporary American cuisine in an elegant yet rustic setting. For those in search of a casual yet sophisticated dining experience, Stern and Bow Restaurant provides a fantastic menu that includes everything from fresh seafood to artisanal pizzas.
Entertainment in Demarest may be understated, but it's rich in quality and charm. Residents also enjoy easy access to the endless amenities of nearby New York City, from Broadway shows to world-class museums.

Things to Do

For nature enthusiasts, Demarest offers a wealth of green spaces like the Demarest Nature Center and Wakelee Field Playground, perfect for a family outing or a solitary escape into nature. The Demarest Duck Pond offers a tranquil setting for picnics and leisurely walks, while Davies Arboretum & Wildlife Preserve is an ideal spot for those who enjoy the quiet observation of local flora and fauna.

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Overview for Demarest, NJ

4,977 people live in Demarest, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $94,526. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45 years

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Around Demarest, NJ

There's plenty to do around Demarest, 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 Uncle Louie G, Cakes on Hudson, and FillerUp Kosher Wines.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.09 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.9 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.73 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.62 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Demarest, NJ

Demarest has 1,656 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Demarest do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,977 people call Demarest home. The population density is 2,401.51 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.05 / 48.95%

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Schools in Demarest, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Demarest. 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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County Road School
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Academy Of The Holy Angels
9th - 12th
No rating available
Demarest Middle School
5th - 8th
Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest
9th - 12th
Luther Lee Emerson School
2nd - 4th


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