A brief history of Alpine
Alpine was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, from portions of Harrington Township. The borough acquired a portion of Cresskill in 1904.The borough's name came from the wife of journalist Charles Nordhoff, who found the setting reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. Alpine is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. It is located 15 miles (24 km) north of midtown Manhattan. It is the easternmost community in the state of New Jersey. In 2012, Forbes ranked Alpine as America's most expensive ZIP Code with a median home price of $4.25 million, after being ranked 4th in the magazine's 2010 listing of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes", with a median home price of $3,814,885. In 2009, Forbes ranked Alpine first, along with Greenwich, Connecticut, with a median home price of $4.14 million. Alpine was tied with Greenwich for first in both 2006 and 2007 on the ABC News list of most expensive ZIP Codes, with a median home sale price of $3.4 million. In 2019, Property Shark ranked Alpine as the 53rd most expensive ZIP Code in the country with a median sales price of $1,785,000, a drop from a ranking of 33rd nationwide in 2018 due to a decline of 19% in sales prices.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Alpine as its 15th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 9.232 square miles (23.910 km2), including 6.411 square miles (16.604 km2) of land and 2.821 square miles (7.307 km2) of water (30.56%).
The borough borders Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Norwood, Rockleigh and Tenafly in Bergen County. Across the Hudson River, the borough borders The Bronx in New York City, and in Westchester County the city of Yonkers and the village of Hastings-on-Hudson (within the town of Greenburgh). North of the New York State border, the borough borders the hamlet of Tappan (in the town of Orangetown) in Rockland County.
The Alpine Public School District is a community school district serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Alpine School. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its one school had an enrollment of 231 students and 22.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.2:1.
For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Tenafly High School in Tenafly as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Tenafly Public Schools under which the Alpine district paid tuition of $14,392 per student for the 2011-12 school year. As of the 2015-16 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,148 students and 101.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1.
Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district
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2017 US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. Home value data includes all types of owner-occupied housing.