Skip to Main Content
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
River Edge is a suburb of New York City with a population of 11,648. River Edge is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in River Edge offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of River Edge tend to be liberal. The public schools in River Edge are highly rated.
About River Edge...
Population
11,648

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$486,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,478
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for River Edge
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

River Edge Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    110.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    417.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8.5
    284
Home Security Options for River Edge
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in River Edge

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$123,590
National
$55,322
Places like River Edge
More

River Edge Reviews

18 reviews
All Categories
I love River Edge. This is the first town I've lived in where I felt at home. I've lived in Westwood, Wallington, Bogota, and Maywood and none of them compare to River Edge. I've been happy here in my 9 years of living here and I'll be sad to leave when I go off to college this coming fall. The public schools are amazing the teachers work really hard to ensure safety and happiness for their students. IT's very safe with cops patrolling the streets 24 hours 7 days a week! I have connected with all of my neighbors and I'm sure whoever will move here will have an amazing experience.
Start Your Review of River Edge
Rate It!
River Edge is a great family town. The school system is solid with a lot to offer. The biggest downfall to this wonderful town are the very high taxes. Most people are on small pieces of property and business is relatively small in comparison to other towns. Other than that, we love the small town feel while being in close proximity to NYC and other surrounding towns like Paramus and Englewood. It’s a wonderful town to raise children. Plenty of opportunity for sports and other recreational activities like summer camps, town pool etc. If it weren’t for the high taxes, I would have given River Edge 5 Stars.
I've lived here for most of my life so naturally I am biased as to how I view it. However, I do think that it is a great place for young families. I went through the elementary school system and had no problems with other kids and found myself prepared for middle school when it came. There is a lack of a downtown but with Oradell so close as well as access to other towns in the area, this wasn't a problem.