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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  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 11,530. River Edge is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in River Edge offers residents a sparse suburban 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
11,530

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$492,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,588
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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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
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    51.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    482.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in River Edge

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$123,409
National
$55,322

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River Edge Reviews

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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.
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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.