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What attracts many residents to Dumont are its medium density residential neighborhoods and pedestrian-friendly downtown. All of this charm is located less than one hour by car from mid-town Manhattan. Dumont has a rich history dating back to the early Dutch settlers.  The Dixon Homestead Library is housed in a building dating back to the American Revolution, while the library was founded in the First World War.  The Old North Church is the second oldest church in the area, with construction beginning in 1723. The attached cemetery is home to the remains of several Revolutionary and Civil War veterans, as well as members of prominent early Dumont families.

Dumont has a main business district, with little business areas and stores sprinkled throughout the rest of the town. The parks are numerous and clean. There are several diverse houses of worship in the borough, and many others within the area. The Fire Department, Ambulance Corps, the Department of Public Works, and Police Department are concerned and caring and wonderfully dependable. Dumont is a home town to love and live in with pride.

Dumont schools are among the best in the county  They serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district are Grant School (K-5) , Honiss School (K-8), Lincoln School (K-5), Selzer School (K-8). Dumont High School serves all high school students within the borough.


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