A picture of timeless charm and suburban serenity

Welcome to Allendale

Allendale embodies the essence of a close-knit suburban community. Known for its allure to those relocating from New York City or out of state, Allendale offers a peaceful escape for city-goers who don’t want to sacrifice accessibility. With a New Jersey Transit train station in town and a local bus service, residents are able to easily get around and commute to and from work. The town's smaller size also fosters a strong sense of togetherness, where neighbors readily become friends.
Allendale's historic downtown area is a hub of activity, with a vibrant Main Street offering quaint boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Predominantly, the town features a mix of architectural styles, including Colonial and farmhouse-style homes that reflect its rich history. Surrounded by green spaces and parks, Allendale provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, too.

What to Love

  • The well-established Allendale school district
  • 18th and 19th-century architecture
  • Laid-back neighborhoods with beautiful landscapes

Local Lifestyle

This small town offers a retreat from the urban hustle and bustle, making it highly attractive to those seeking a more relaxed pace of life. The strong sense of community fosters neighborly connections, and residents often come together for local events and gatherings. Allendale's charming downtown is the area’s central hub for shopping, dining, and socializing. The town's more intimate size allows newcomers to quickly feel a part of the community. This easy-going yet engaged vibe benefits Allendale by promoting a genuine sense of belonging and a shared commitment to maintaining the town's charm. It encourages residents to actively participate in year-round events and support local businesses, further enhancing the overall quality of life in this stunning Bergen County haven.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Allendale's main street offers delightful options for residents and visitors. Highly-rated restaurants like the Allendale Bar & Grill, Allendale Steakhouse, and Savini Restaurant & Lounge are cherished for their culinary excellence, providing fine dining experiences that cater to various tastes, whether you’re in the mood for American favorites or Italian fare.
For those seeking a fusion of flavors, Nirvana Kitchen delivers authentic Indian cuisine. Meanwhile, shopping enthusiasts can explore the charming Boutique Farfalla, known for its unique fashion finds, or Rohsler's, a horticultural hotspot with a wide range of plants and gardening supplies. Streets like West Allendale and Orchard Park allow people to savor good food, shop for fun finds, and enjoy Allendale in all its glory. Whether it's an evening out or a leisurely stroll downtown, Allendale offers a great mix of experiences for residents.

Things to Do

Allendale is home to a variety of local attractions and services that enrich the lives of its residents. Nature enthusiasts can explore the beauty of the Celery Farm, a renowned nature preserve just off of the Franklin Turnpike with picturesque walking trails. Crestwood Lake Park is another local favorite, with its well-kept picnic spots and serene waterfront for swimming and relaxation. History buffs will appreciate the John Fell House, a historic landmark dating back to the pre-Revolutionary War era. 
For those seeking community and recreation, the Brookside Racquet & Swim Club is another option with a family-friendly environment for swimming, tennis, and social events. Throughout the year, Allendale hosts unique events like local fairs and festivals that further foster a robust sense of community. These attractions and events provide residents with ample opportunities to connect, unwind, and enjoy the many facets of life in this charming town. The Allendale Festival Day is one such event, taking place each year at the end of September.


Allendale is served by the highly-regarded Allendale School District, known for its commitment to academic excellence.
  • Hillside Elementary School
  • Brookside School
  • Northern Highlands Regional High School

Overview for Allendale, NJ

6,820 people live in Allendale, where the median age is 43.6 and the average individual income is $84,300. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43.6 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Allendale, NJ

Allendale has 2,213 households, with an average household size of 3.05. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Allendale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,820 people call Allendale home. The population density is 2,202.06 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.82 / 52.18%

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Schools in Allendale, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Allendale. 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.
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Northern Highlands Regional High School
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Hillside Elementary School
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