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Welcome to Old Tappan

Old Tappan is renowned for its rich history, scenic beauty, and small-town charm. With its roots tracing back to early colonial settlement and its significance in Revolutionary War events, the town holds a special place in American history. Visitors are drawn to Old Tappan's picturesque landscapes, characterized by rolling hills, lush forests, and tranquil waterways, offering an oasis of natural beauty. But it's not just the scenery that captivates; the town's close-knit community and welcoming atmosphere embody the essence of small-town America. Residents take pride in preserving their cultural heritage through local historical societies, community events, and festivals. Families are attracted to Old Tappan for its excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and high quality of life. Despite its proximity to New York City, Old Tappan maintains its distinct identity, offering a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Overall, Old Tappan's blend of history, natural beauty, community spirit, and quality living make it a cherished destination for residents and visitors alike.
 

What To Do

Explore the scenic Old Tappan Nature Reserve with its winding trails and abundant wildlife.
 
Attend outdoor concerts at Old Tappan Park during the summer months.
 
Tee off at the picturesque Rockleigh Golf Course or join local sports leagues for softball, soccer, or tennis.
 
Stokes Farm This family-owned farm has been operating for over 140 years and is known for its wide variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Stokes Farm practices sustainable farming methods, emphasizing the use of organic practices and responsible land stewardship. Visitors can enjoy picking their own produce during the growing season or visit their farm stand for a selection of freshly harvested items. Stokes Farm also participates in local farmers' markets, providing residents of Old Tappan and surrounding areas with easy access to high-quality, locally-grown produce.
 

Where to Eat

Charlie's Restaurant & Bar: Indulge in mouthwatering American cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. From classic burgers to seafood specialties, Charlie's offers something for everyone. Don't miss their signature dishes and daily specials.
 
Aurora Restaurant: Delight in authentic Italian cuisine at Aurora Restaurant. From handmade pasta dishes to wood-fired pizzas, Aurora offers a taste of Italy in the heart of Old Tappan. Enjoy the warm and inviting atmosphere as you savor traditional Italian flavors and specialties.
 
Basfa Pizzeria: Experience the flavors of Italy at Basfa Pizzeria. With a focus on fresh ingredients and traditional recipes, Basfa serves up delicious pizzas, pastas, and Italian favorites. Whether dining in or taking out, Basfa Pizzeria promises a satisfying meal for the whole family.
 
Old Tappan Bakery: Satisfy your sweet tooth with delectable pastries and custom-designed cakes at this beloved local bakery. From freshly baked bread to irresistible desserts, Old Tappan Bakery offers a wide variety of treats to delight your taste buds. Be sure to try their famous cannoli and seasonal specialties.
 

How to Give Back

Old Tappan Historical Society: Join the Historical Society and contribute your time and expertise to preserving and sharing the history of the town.
 

Volunteer Opportunities

Old Tappan Public Library: Offer to assist with shelving books, leading storytime sessions for children, or helping with special events.

Demographics and Employment Data for Old Tappan, NJ

Old Tappan has 1,923 households, with an average household size of 3.05. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Old Tappan do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,870 people call Old Tappan home. The population density is 1,770.57 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,870

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44.5

Median Age

50.75 / 49.25%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,923

Total Households

3.05

Average Household Size

$78,242

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Old Tappan, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Old Tappan. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
T. Baldwin Demarest Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Charles DeWolf Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
5/5

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