A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$614,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,592
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

River Vale Township Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    20
    525
  • Theft
    208
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$132,265
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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River Vale Township Reviews

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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.
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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!