River Vale Township Rankings
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River Vale is the best to raise a family in aspects of safety, school, and housing. I was in the River Vale school system from Kindergarten to High School, and the public education is the best. The property taxes is worth the safety, community, and education that comes with the price. There is absolutely no need for a child to enroll in a private school because River Vale produces a great school system. There can be more sense of a commercial area in River Vale or a more developed downtown. Overall River Vale has a great reputation and it has lived up to the reputation for decades before I was there and after.
River Vale has a great school system that prepared me for college. I have enjoyed living in small town where people know each other and the elementary, middle school and high school are all in close proximity to where I live. It is a family oriented town, whereby each family has approximately 2 children and you can feel safe leaving your backdoor or garage door open. There are restaurants and minimal shopping in River Vale. However in the next town over, there is an abundance of restaurants, shopping and even a movie theater. The real estate market seems stable and the cost of living is a bit higher then average. The real estate tax is too high and continues to climb annually. Additionally, I would like to see more opportunities for local employment. It would be nice if we had sidewalks so that people could get some exercise walking throughout the town instead of dodging the cars. Overall it is a great place to raise a family.
River Vale is a very safe area, the 8th safest town in America to be exact! It has a great public school system but lacks diversity. There also isn't much going on, but at least it's really close to New York!