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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$882,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$2,603
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Upper Saddle River Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    24
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    143
    525
  • Theft
    251
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$169,301
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Upper Saddle River Reviews

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Upper Saddle River is a lovely town from the exterior; but, on the inside it resembles a shark tank. Everyone in the community dwells off of competition. It is a high stress environment masked by picket fences and dogs in the front yard. Every kid is raised to be a doctor or lawyer. The emphasis on being successful steals any will to be happy. The worth of the citizens is measured by the sports cars in the driveway and the number of bedrooms in the house. Every kid dreams of leaving USR while every adult dreams of living there. Ironic isn't it.
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I have read the reviews here and I am perplexed by some. Yes, Upper Saddle River does not have a downtown or nightlife--but that's why i moved here--I lived in NYC--I don't need that. What we do have is our community--our sports programs, our volunteer organizations, our Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, our fabulous schools, our community events, our library, and our diversity. We have so much cultural diversity in our town-religious diversity---first generation families living here from all over the world. Our classrooms reflect this diversity and as such, my children are growing up learning about all the cultures around them. Both my husband and I both work full time as do the majority of the couples we are friends with. We don't have a fancy house nor do we own sports cars as someone else mentioned here, nor do most of the families we are friends with. We talk to all of our neighbors. Everyone has their own experience in every town.
Growing up in Upper Saddle River had its moments. The feel of some communities are great, however, if you want to raise your kids in an environment that is diverse and doesn't focus on wealth this is not the place. Many of the kids here are snooty and materialistic.