If you drive through Old Tappan during the warmer months, you will see plenty of families and kids walking around town going from school to the Bi-State Plaza, which is a local favorite, complete with anything you could need. This is also one of the safest towns you could reside in. The schooling district is unbeatable with fantastic sports teams and recreational activities. If you are looking to raise a family, this Bergen County town is simply perfect. It is approximately 4 square miles with a 12 mile distance to New York City. The population is 5,769 with the average household being 3 person families. This community is also filled with beautiful real estate, no matter what your needs require. Their educational institutions are notable with many awards won and children achieving greatness in their grade levels.
Old Tappan has some of the finest parks around. They have Stone Point Park, complete with many baseball and soccer fields, as well as a basketball court, skate park, track and full playground. Secondly, there is Oaks Park with a gondola, fountain and a more relaxed walkway. For shopping, Bi-State Plaza has been around for many years. It is a local favorite, even frequented by residents of surrounding towns. Their stores include A&P, CVS, Starbucks, a Pizza Shop, Italian Restaurant, a Bagel Shop, Dairy Queen, etc, and much more. The high school shares its campus with 3 other surrounding towns, so walking distance between these towns is a breeze. You can also find anything else you may need within this 10 minute drive through what they call these 4 towns- “The Valley”.
Old Tappan Website | Bi-State Plaza Shopping Center
Old Tappan’s Regional High School is a nationally recognized school of excellence. They have also made the Top 100 List of a well-known magazine, as well as many others. As for elementary school, children attend a neighboring town’s school, T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School in Demarest. Middle schoolers attend Charles DeWolf Middle School. All of these educational establishments have soaring ratings and reviews which you may view in the links provided below. There is nothing short of commendable that these schools offer.
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