By Shabi Najafov, REALTOR at Coldwell Banker

Demarest in a nutshell:

Demarest is a quiet town, made up of several tree-lined residential neighborhoods. There’s a beautiful nature center and a centrally located Duck Pond, where most of the borough events are held, including the annual Demarest Day and the Oktoberfest. According Wall Street Journal, Demarest “has a strong draw for young families seeking proximity to New York City, well-regarded public schools and small-town charm.


5 reasons to love Demarest:

1. Great Schools

Many families choose Demarest for its top-notch school system. Greatschools ranked Demarest schools 10 out of 10. Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest was renovated this year with 4 new science-tech labs, 2 new science labs, a new gym floor and turf practice fields, and newly resurfaced tennis courts and tracks.

The Academy of the Holy Angels, an all-female Roman Catholic college preparatory high school is also located in Demarest, New Jersey.

2. Demarest Nature Center


The Demarest Nature Center is a 55-acre forested wetland preserve that hosts active programs and event for children and adults. In 1973, local residents approached town officials with a proposal to set aside this last remaining tract of contiguous woods for future generations. You will find reclaimed meadows, the trout-stocked Tenakill Brook, 2 manmade skating ponds and over 3 miles of trails running through the Demarest Nature Center.

Don’t miss the Nine Bridges Trail, in the northeastern section of the Nature Center, which offers the greatest diversity of flora and fauna.

3. Gorgeous Community Pools


Demarest Swim Club is located in a wooded, 6-acre property and consists of three different pools:

  1. The “T” pool has 2 diving boards, a separate diving area, and plenty of room to swim
  2. The lap pool provides the ideal opportunity to meet your fitness goals
  3. The kiddie Pool is ideal for small kids alongside the playground.

There are lifeguards present by the pools at all times and there’s also a snack bar, picnic area, board games, volleyball, basketball, wiffle ball, and  ping-pong table. There’s even a competitive Swim and Dive team.

Single membership to the pool start at $475 for the summer season.

4. Minutes to Manhattan


It takes 20-25 minutes to get from Demarest to the New York City side of George Washington Bridge Bus Station by car. 45-50 minutes to Midtown Manhattan.

Demarest is served by Rockland Coaches routes 14ET and 20/20T provides service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (takes 45-50 minutes) in Midtown Manhattan and the Palisades Center in West Nyack, New York, a common shopping destination for many residents.

Saddle River Tours / Ameribus provides rush hour bus service on the 20/84 route to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station.

5. Close to shopping centers


It will take you 20-25 minutes to get to the major malls from Demarest. Some of the great shopping centers are The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, Paramus Park Mall in Paramus, Westfield in Paramus, The Palisades Center in West Nyack, The Outlets in Bergen Town Center in Paramus and The Shops at Nanuet. I love each one of these malls in a different way; it’s great to live close to all these shopping centers. What else does a girl need, eh? 🙂

Demarest real estate


Demarest is an up and coming town with a lot of new construction properties. If you’re looking for a modern or contemporary style home, Demarest offers many options. New construction homes are usually priced around ±$1 million.  

There are 1777 housing units in Demarest with the median home price of $637,500. The current houses on the market  in Demarest range from $400,000 to $3 mln. Median residential property tax in Demarest is $14,000.

You can check out some of the homes for sale in Demarest and the surrounding towns, here – Bergen County Homes For Sale.



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:

You can also check out some of the available homes in Bergen County here – Bergen County Homes For Sale