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Alpine is an affluent community located along the Palisades. It is considered one of the wealthiest towns in the county,and its average home price is considerably higher than prices in surrounding towns. In 2007, Alpine was tied with Miami Beach, Florida, in ranking number one on Forbes Magazine's "Most Expensive ZIP Codes" list.
People are attracted to Alpine because of its pastoral yet convenient setting. It is located just south of the New York border and only eight miles north of Manhattan. Route 9W and the Palisades Parkway run along the borough, with scenic lookouts, hiking trails, and the Alpine Boat Basin just below. The boat basin is both a marina for private boats and a public riverfront picnic area, with access to fishing and a beach for canoe and kayak launching. The picnic area is covered by an open-air stone pavilion dating back to the 1930's and is next to the historic Blackledge-Kearney House, dating back to colonial times. The borough is also home to the Alpine Swim & Racquet Club.
Alpine schools are considered to be outstanding throughout the area. Students in grades kindergarten through eight attend Alpine Public School, with a state of the art media lab, language classes, and low student to teacher ratio. High School students attend Tenafly High School as part of a receivership. Tenafly High School is ranked among the top four high schools in New Jersey. For more information, you can request one of our Bergen County School Reports