Introduction to Tenafly, New Jersey

Tenafly, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 12 miles N of New York, New York. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan statistical area. About 13,806 people live in Tenafly.

Tenafly History

During the late 1600s, the present day Tenafly was settled for the first time by the Dutch. It derived its name from the Dutch term "Tiene Vly" meaning "garden meadow." It was incorporated on January 24, 1894 as a borough.

Tenafly and nearby Attractions

  • African Art Museum of the Sma
  • Davis Johnson Park
  • Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
  • Pascack Brook County Park
  • Bergenfield Museum
  • Wave Hill

Things To Do In Tenafly

Tenafly offers many recreational activities. You can visit the museums and historic sites to explore the past of the town. In addition, there are many restaurants, theaters, and art galleries in Tenafly.

Tenafly Transportation

Teterboro Airport is the nearest major airport.

Tenafly Higher Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Yeshiva University, Cuny Bronx Community College, Manhattan College and Monroe College - Bronx Campus are all close to the town.


Total Population 14,672
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,118
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 68.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 74.1%
Median Earnings25+ $85,488
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $6,806
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,483


Median Family Income $170,163
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 41 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 16%


People Living Alone 16.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,890
Median House Value $731,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.2%
US/American 1.2%
English 4.3%
Irish 12.2%

Tenafly Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07670
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.925
Longitude -73.963

Tenafly Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bergenfield 27,157 $91,988
Cresskill 8,669 $120,139
Demarest 4,929 $164,085
Dumont 17,706 $112,159
Englewood 27,435 $89,022
Englewood Cliffs 5,346 $153,272

Tenafly Public Libraries

Tenafly Free Public Library
Tenafly, New Jersey
(201) 568-8680

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