Spotlight on Allendale, NJ: A Tranquil Small-Town Community

Posted by Tarvin Realtors on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 12:03pm.

The borough of Allendale is located in New Jersey's Bergen County. With a population of approximately 6,600 people, the expansive areas of open space in Allendale make the town unique in New Jersey's most populated county. Allendale prides itself in its small-town charm, friendly community and sense of history. Allendale, NJ real estate offers residents wide open spaces, beautiful family homes, excellent school, and plenty of recreational activities throughout the community.

Allendale Town Gems

Allendale is well-known for its vast amount of open space and scenic natural features. Celery Farm is a particular pride of Allendale, featuring over 107 acres of nature preserve, which, as its name indicates, used to be a celery farm. The preserve is also a bird sanctuary, with more than 50 species of birds known to breed here, and over 240 species recorded in the area. Volunteers create and maintain the paths around the wetlands, and visitors can take a scenic stroll around the preserve's pond and head up to the observation platforms for a picturesque view.

Crestwood Lake and Park is another Allendale gem. The 71-acre park is available for public use and provides the community with a variety of recreational activities. The park features a 9-acre sandbottom lake with 3 beaches for swimming in the summer, a baseball field and tennis courts, picnic areas and a children's playground. The barn pavilion is open year round for community events, and in the winter, the park is also open for ice skating.

Community Spirit

Allendale prides itself on its friendly and welcoming community. The town offers residents a multitude of clubs and organizations to connect with other members of the town, cultivate hobbies and volunteer in the community. Seniors can take part in the XYZ Senior Citizens Club to attend luncheons with friends, listen to guest speakers or meet up for card games. The Newcomers Club provides new and established residents with the opportunity to meet new people, take part in activities and social events, meet up for play-dates and get involved with the community.

The town also hosts a variety of events throughout the year to bring residents together and maintain a sense of small-town community. The annual Easter Egg Hunt is fun for the whole family, featuring live entertainment and a visit from Peter Cottontail. Allendale also hosts a fantastic Fourth of July Celebration, starting with a parade, followed by activities and games in the park, a family barbecue and, of course, fireworks.

Allendale real estate is the perfect choice if you're looking for a warm, welcoming community with small-town charm. The town's parks and nature preserves offer residents plenty of open space, unique to Bergen County.

If Allendale sounds like the town for you, browse the links below for more information on Allendale homes for sale.

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