By Shabi Najafov, REALTOR at RE/MAX

Closter in a nutshell:

An up and coming town with great schools, beautiful homes, lots of restaurants, French-Korean bakeries and friendly people. With a population of 8500+ people and the new Closter mall opening fall of 2016, Closter is the new hot spot for real estate.


You’d like Closter if you like:

A touch of urban life with bustling cute bakeries and restaurants, but unlike urban life, your home has lots of space, privacy and quiet. Closter is a wonderful town for families, as it has great schools, lots of activities for kids and beautiful nature.

8 things to love about Closter:

1. Cited as #5 town ‘Best for families’ in New Jersey

New Jersey Family magazine rated Closter as #5 best town for families in its 2015 edition. According to, Closter owes such high rating to its great schools, a low crime rate, lovely parks and a quick commute to work in Manhattan.

2. The new Closter Plaza Mall

The Closter Plaza Mall, where parts of Wolf of Wall Street movie was filmed back in 2012 is currently being renovated.  The new Closter Plaza Mall is expected to open in November ’16 with stores like Whole Foods, HomeGoods, Chipotle, Kidville and many more! This will definitely affect the real estate market, making Closter more desirable for the future homebuyers.whole


3. MacBain Farm

The farm covers 5.5 acres of land and is owned by the Closter Borough. It’s open to public, but only the Closter residents get to pick free vegetables from the farm. MacBain farm is maintained by the owner John McCaffrey and his family.  Each Closter family gets one bucket allowance to pick vegetables three times a week.macbain.PNG


4. Safety

Closter has its own fire department, Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Corps and its own police department.

5. Youth Sports Programs

Closter has six recreational fields and a nature center. The Closter Recreation Commission offers a Challenger League in basketball, baseball, soccer and horseback riding for children ages 5-22 with special needs. There also are free summer sports for elementary school-aged children in Closter.


6. Restaurants and bakeries

(201) January 2012 - Sear Steakhouse - Closter

I’m a big foodie, which has earned me an Elite status on Yelp. So if you are also a sucker for good food like me, then you’ll love La Tabatiere, Tous Les Jours and Gateaux Bakeries. There’s a wide variety of restaurants in Closter, out which my favorites are Sear House, Locale Cafe & Bar, Buon Gusto, Mt Kisco and Zendiggi Kebab House.


7. Schools 

Closter is known for its outstanding schools and the high level education that they provide. Greatschools rated Closter schools 10 out of 10. The Closter Public Schools serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students in 9th through 12th grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, which was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence in 1994-1996.

8. Easy access to New York City

BUS – The New Jersey Transit 167 and 177 bus routes provide service from Closter to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Coach USA provides service from Closter to the Port Authority Bus Terminal via the 20 and 14E bus routes
– Driving from Closter to midtown Manhattan will take approximately 45 minutes.

Real Estate


In 2015, average home prices in Closter was $671,900 with an average tax of $14,179. Contact me to get an updated list of properties for sale in Closter at 201-957-4948 or



My name is Shabi (not too shabby), I’m a realtor at RE/MAX. I want my clients to have the best possible Bergen County knowledge and experience, so I created this blog. I write about different towns, fun things to do and cool events here in New Jersey.

If you are thinking of moving, or know someone who does, please let me know. Excellent marketing and top-notch real estate service guaranteed! Cell: 201-957-4948 Email:

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