Allendale is a 3.1 square mile, picturesque, residential community located in northwestern Bergen County. Allendale is bounded by the boroughs of Waldwick, Saddle River and Ramsey, and the townships of Mahwah and Wyckoff.
Within the medium-sized shopping district in the center of town are great restaurants, coffee bars and cafes, numerous boutique-style retail shops, a post office and a large supermarket. There are five churches of various denominations in Allendale.
Two of the best known areas in town offer residents a variety of recreational activities: The Celery Farm and Crestwood Park. The Celery Farm is a 100+ acre nature preserve with a glacial lake where residents can hike trails and observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Crestwood Park boasts 70 acres encompassing a 9-acre sand bottom swimming and boating lake. There are three sandy beaches, a pine grove, ballfield and wooded wonderland for nature lovers. Allendale also maintains several ballfields and soccer fields, and provides small subsidies to the Senior Citizens Club and the Youth Athletic Association. Four tennis courts are available for use by residents when they are not being used for tennis instruction.
The majority of Allendale's residents commute to their employment in other areas of New Jersey or to New York City which is only 28 miles away. Reliable commuter transportation is provided by the New Jersey Transit railway and bus services. A train station is located in the center of town with several commuter parking lots nearby that are owned and maintained by the borough of Allendale.
Allendale's public schools demonstrate a highly held value for education: Hillside Elementary School, Brookside School, and Northern Highlands Regional High School (one of the top high schools in the state).
Information supplied by the Township of Allendale and Choosing a Hometown in North Jersey. Information deemed to be correct but subject to errors and omissions.