Demarest was first brought about in 1723, the first family member to come to the U.S arrived in Bergen County in 1677. Demarest was formed of both Harrington and Palisade townships in April of 1903. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend Demarest public schools. After eighth grade public school students will attend a regional high school with students from surrounding towns Closter and Haworth. Northern Valley Regional at Demarest was ranked 14th in public high schools in New Jersey out of 322 schools statewide by New Jersey Monthly magazine in 2010, after being ranked 9th in 2008 out of 316 schools. Public transportation is offered by Rockland Coaches which provides service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and the Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY.  The Demarest Railroad Depot has been restored since 1978 and is now been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2004. Demarest offers many activities for the summer, a recreation program held at the Demarest middle school which lasts from early July to mid-August. Also a swim club offers two large pools and a children’s pool with picnic tables and a volleyball court. Popular eateries include a classic Deli with sandwiches piled very high, a local pizzeria with fast delivery - Pizza Express, and a greek-style menu called Yasou Mykonos. Demarest is a very residential quiet tree-lined and open acres of recreation, a perfect place to live!