Cresskill has much history within its 2 square miles. Camp Merritt was built during WWI as a major Army Distribution site. The monument which stands tall at the intersection of Madison Avenue & Knickerbocker Road is a Memorial and serves as a famous marker. Convenient location, near to major highways, makes this town very desirable. The Borough of Cresskill is special in its blend of people. Its townspeople are proud to call it home. Cresskill enjoys the charm and tranquility of a residential community. Attractive tree-lined streets, a low crime rate, quality municipal services, and plenty of small town charm is what makes the town special.
The Cresskill Public Schools serve students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. There are two elementary schools in Cresskill, Edward H. Bryan School with 462 students and Merritt Memorial School with 292 students serve students in Pre K to 5th grade. Cresskill Middle School with 406 students educates students in grades 6-8, and Cresskill High School with 561 students educates students in grades 9-12.According to the Washington Post, Cresskill High School for the 2012-2013 school year was ranked #1 in the county and 8th in the state. We are also proud of our programs for special education students. We currently have programs that meet the needs of our special education population from preschool to age 21. Several programs, initiatives, and technology enhancements continued into the 2012-2013 school year. For example, in the elementary schools the students will maintain their character education initiative that encourages students to accept and respect our differences.
The New Jersey Transit 166 bus route provides service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, and local service is available on the 753 route. Bus service to Rockland County and the George Washington Bridge and the Port Authority Terminals in NYC is also provided by Rockland Coaches routes 84, 20, and 14.