CLOSTER TODAY

    Closter today, a family-centered community with a population of 8,383 people, takes up approx. 3.3
    square miles of area of which 230 acres is open space and woodlands, it has a full -time police department
    and a volunteer fire department & ambulance corps. Located approx. only 10 miles north of the George
    Washington Bridge to NYC, Closter is predominately & overwhelmingly a residential community with a total of
    2,865 housing units. Although public transportation supports the many residents who commute to & from New
    York City, Rockland County & 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. The proximity to Route 9W and the Palisades Interstate Parkway is priceless to New York City
    commuters who find the borough to be a most friendly scenic locale to raise a family in. Along with its' highly
    respected public school system, town sponsored recreational as well as performing arts programs, the ature
    center & many public parks, one cannot imagine a much better place to call home.   

    Closter continues to maintain its leadership role as the "Hub of the Northern Valley," with shopping
    centers, recreational facilities, religious services, medical, educational and legal resources. The services
    available to the community members include home maintenance & auto repair, gas stations, travel agencies,
    restaurants, boutiques and salons, supermarkets and a host of other retail shops located in the business
    sections. Closter is also rich in ethnic and cultural diversity. The community prides itself on the outstanding
    support of the dedicated Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps & with the highly trained Police Department.

    Historically the railroad changed Closter from an agrarian backwater to a railroad suburb in the blink of
    an eye, as it did in many little towns across America. Today one can still enjoy the ambiance of Closter's rich
    heritage throughout the borough. Most of the Colonial architecture in the Hudson River Valley was Dutch in
    origin & over 20 of these original homes still remain and are still used by Closter residents. No other town in
    Bergen County boasts so great a concentration of houses built in or prior to 1740, many street names as well  
    reflect the original Dutch heritage and history. Closter today is a unique blend of old world charm along with
    new upscale housing developments and an abundance of all modern day amenities one can expect in an
    affluent suburban town.

    Although currently Closter has no direct train service from town, commuter trains are available not
    too far away with park-n'-ride stations in River Edge and Hackensack, about 15-20 minutes away by car.
    Discussions are also underway to possibly revive the historic rail line running through the center of town for
    commuter purposes with possible stations at nearby points to the south of town in Cresskill and Tenafly.
    Although historically the coming of the original train line in the 1860’s played a major roll in the further
    development of the area, now days, with the exception of very limited freight activity, this line is hardly in use.
    The possibility of future direct light rail service is till in the discussion and planning stages and a while away,
    however it remains an option which if and when brought to fruition will create added value to this already hot
    in-demand  real estate  region.

    Major Airports in the area include Newark Liberty in NJ, about 35 minutes driving time, and two NY
    airports as well. La Guardia is approximately 35 minutes away and JFK at about 50 minutes to an hour.
    Travel times are approximate and of course depend on traffic so it is always wise to plan airport trips at off-
    peak times to avoid rush-hour traffic when possible.                                     

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