Tenafly, NJ
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Tenafly is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 14,880 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tenafly is the 136th largest community in New Jersey.

Tenafly home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Tenafly real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Tenafly is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 94.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tenafly is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tenafly who work in management occupations (17.67%), healthcare (14.20%), and sales jobs (11.96%).

Also of interest is that Tenafly has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Tenafly is also a borough of artists. Tenafly has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Tenafly’s character.

In addition, Tenafly is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Tenafly is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Tenafly a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Tenafly has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Tenafly’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Tenafly is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Tenafly, the average commute to work is 38.05 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small borough, Tenafly has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Tenafly, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Tenafly is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 74.06% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Tenafly in 2010 was $72,545, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $290,180 for a family of four.

Tenafly is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Tenafly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tenafly residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Tenafly include Italian, Russian, Polish, and German.

In addition, Tenafly has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.68%).

The most common language spoken in Tenafly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.