Tenafly, New Jersey

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Tenafly (pronounced /ˈtɛnəflaɪ/) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2000 Census, the borough population was 13,806. Tenafly is an affluent suburb of New York City .

The first Europeans settlers in Tenafly were the Dutch, who began to populate the area during the late 17th century. The name "Tenafly" itself is derived from the early-modern Dutch phrase "Tiene Vly" or "Ten Swamps" which was given by Dutch settlers in 1688.[8][8]

Tenafly was incorporated as a borough on January 24, 1894 by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature from portions of the now-defunct Palisades Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day, at the height of the Boroughitis phenomenon sweeping through Bergen County at the time.[9][10]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Tenafly as the 65th best place to live in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[11]

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Geography

Tenafly is located at 40°55′20″N 73°57′50″W / 40.922139°N 73.963772°W / 40.922139; -73.963772 (40.922139, -73.963772).[12]

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