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Old Tappan is a beautiful and family-friendly town located in the northern tip of Bergen County. Old Tappan is conveniently located in close proximity to many major roadways and offers public transportation by bus or train to New York City and beyond. With a population of approximately 5,500 residents, Old Tappan, New Jersey offers its residents a convenient location, a good school system and a variety of recreational activities. The residents of Old Tappan can enjoy the many shopping, dining and recreational options offered throughout Bergen County.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grades attend Old Tappan public schools, and high school students are served by the Northern Valley Regional School District, which also serves students from the nearby boroughs of Harrington Park, Northvale and Norwood. Children in kindergarten through fourth grade attend the T. Baldwin Demarest School, which is located in Old Tappan. High school students join other area students at the Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan.

With a large variety of homes for sale and property types to offer, not to mention the town's recreational activities and its close proximity to New York City, real estate in Old Tappan attracts buyers from across the county around the state.

The Delaware Indian word "Tuphanne" is where the name Tappan is derived from. It means cold water. Why it was named Old Tappan, no one knows, but it is believed that it was to distinguish it from Tappan, New York, of which Old Tappan was formerly a part. In 1704, Cosyn Haring, one of the original 16 parents, obtained a land grant from Queen Anne of England for most of the land which is now Old Tappan.


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Old Tappan

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Old Tappan Borough Hall


227 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan NJ 07675

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3.9 square miles

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12 miles

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United Water Company

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P.S.E. & G./Rockland Electric





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