River Edge, NJ 07661

River Edge, NJ 07661

River Edge, NJ is a small community located in Bergen County in North East New Jersey.  With good schools, convenient transportation options, and many attractive amenities River Edge is a favorite destination in the area.  With just under 11,000 residents in 4,165 residences River Edge offers something for everyone from shopping, restaurants, free public library, athletic programs for kids and adults, and so much more.

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The borough was founded in 1693 but did not take on the name River Edge until 1930 during a period in Bergen County history where numerous towns were being incorporated.  The borough is home to the Campbell Christie House, Steuben House, and Demarest House located at the New Bridge Landing Historic Site.  River Edge is also home to numerous parks providing walking paths, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball.softball fields, street hockey rink, playgrounds, and other open spaces.  The River Edge Swim Club offers a variety of memberships to residents and is open from memorial Day to Labor Day each year.  The River Edge Library is free to residents and is part of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) and offers programs for all ages throughout the year.

River Edge, NJ Schools

River Edge is home to 3 public elementary schools schools under the direction of the Board of Education. River Edge is also part of the River Dell Regional Board of Education along with Oradell that runs River Dell Junior and Senior High Schools. Cherry Hill, Roosevelt, and New Bridge Center serve the students of the borough. The Mission Statement reads “The River Edge School District is a partnership of students, parents, staff, and community members. We are dedicated to providing a supportive environment in which all students can reach their maximum academic potential, while developing as responsible citizens who respect individuality.”

River Edge, NJ School Information

River Edge Board of Education
River Dell Board of Education

Cherry Hill Elementary

Cherry Hill Elementary School River Edge, NJ 07661

Cherry Hill Elementary School River Edge, NJ 07661

Phone: (201) 261-3405
410 Bogert Rd, River Edge, NJ 07661
Enrollment: 791
Grade Levels: Pre-Kindergarten-6th Grade

Roosevelt Elementary

Phone: (201) 261-1504
711 Summit Ave, River Edge, NJ 07661
Enrollment: 514
Grade Levels: 1st-6th Grades

Newbridge Center

Phone: (201) 261-5630
101 Greene Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661
  • School Website
  • Children with autism can exhibit a spectrum of abilities and disabilities.  The Building Bridges Program in River Edge School District recognizes the unique needs of children with autism and other disabilities, grades preschool through 6th.

River Dell Middle School
Phone: (201)599-7200

230 Woodland Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661
Enrollment: 567
Grade Levels: 7th-8th Grades

River Dell High School

River Dell High School | Oradell, NJ 07649

River Dell High School | Oradell, NJ 07649

Phone: (201) 599-724
55 Pyle St, Oradell, NJ 07649
Enrollment: 1024
Grade Levels: 9th-12th Grades

River Edge After School Program

The River Edge After School Program is available to all children in grades Kindergarten to 6th Grade who attend River Edge Public Schools.  The program is staffed by teachers and teacher’s aides specially chosen by the District for this program.

Car Transportation

River Edge is conveniently located near many major interstate highways (Route 80, Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Route 287) making it very convenient to travel throughout the area as well as bordering states.

Mass Transit

We also have the opportunity to use mass transit in the form of buses and trains that make stops in the borough.  River Edge is home to 2 train stations serviced by the NJ Transit system.

Trains

River Edge Station

River Edge Station

River Edge Station and New Bridge Landing Station a part of the NJ Transit system under the Pascack Valley Line.  The line runs to the Hoboken Terminal with connections at Secaucus.  At Hoboken you can connect to NY Waterways, PATH service, and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.  The station is frequently daily by locals who travel into Manhattan and other destinations for work.  Parking at the River Edge Station is limited to River Edge residents are allocated by a lottery system.

To find more information on schedules and service areas please use the following links.

Buses

Bus transportation is also a vital element of commuter accessibility to New York City.  NJ Transit operates buses throughout the area with stops along Kinderkamack Rd.  NJ Transit Bus 165 connects Westwood and New York City with stops in River Edge.  The 165 Bus schedule is subject to change.  Buses run regularly on weekdays and take about an hour depending on traffic to reach the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

Air Travel

The River Edge area is services by 3 major international airports Newark Liberty International, John F Kennedy Airport, and Laguardia International Airport with flights to every destination possible.  All major carriers are available and schedules are regular.  Teterboro airport also offers executive and private air travel that is convenient to River Edge.

Demographics

Area: 6 square miles

Population: 11,340

Demographics

Children 26%

Total Households 4,134

Adults 60%

Median Household Income: $104,601

Seniors 14%

Home Ownership

Owners 76%

Renters 24%

River Edge, NJ Real Estate

River Edge is home to diverse range of homes from small 2 bedroom homes and condominiums to the grand estates of Summit Avenue.  You can find most types of homes in River Edge including colonials, ranches, split levels, bi-levels, cape cods, condominiums, co-ops, and contemporaries.  River Edge average homes values of $528,609 in 2015 are about 10% lower than the county average of $574,450.

  2016 2015 2014
Average Sale Price $486,547 $528,609 $490,086
Median Sale Price $434,888 $471,250 $450,106
Lowest Sale Price $250,000 $220,000 $255,000
Highest Sale Price $939,999 $955,000 $930,000
Average Days on Market 52 63 85
Total Sales 122 100 114

 

River Edge Police Department

705 Kinderkamack Road

River Edge, NJ 07661 

EMERGENCY – DIAL 911
Non-Emergency: 201-262-1233
Fax: 201-599-0920 

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Information from the police department website…

The River Edge Police Department under the command of the police chief is comprised of twenty-two sworn officers and six civilian employees. Personnel are assigned one of our divisions:

  • Administration Division
    The Administrative Division is under the command of the Chief of Police, and is responsible for functions which include, but are not limited to: planning, staffing, budgeting, and Departmental policies and procedures which guide the day to day operations of the River Edge Police Department. The Administrative Division secretary is responsible for records, correspondence, and office management specific to the Administrative Division.
  • Operations Division
    The Operations Division is comprised of both uniformed services and investigations. Uniformed Services consists of four squads, each comprised of a sergeant and three patrolman, prepared to respond to any and all calls for service on a twenty-four hour a day basis. Police Reserves assist during times of emergency when additional personnel are needed to complement the efforts of sworn officers. The communications center is staffed by one full time and two part time dispatchers who cover the day and evening shifts. Investigations consists of a sergeant who is responsible for juvenile matters and additionally oversees the day to day investigations of two detectives. The Operations Division is commanded by a lieutenant who oversees the four patrol squads, the case management of the investigations unit, and thirteen crossing guards.
  • Support Services / Community Policing Division
    The support services function is responsible for the myriad of activities which enable police operations to take place on a daily basis. Support services include scheduling of personnel, oversight of records, training, cell block maintenance, evidence, and emergency equipment to name a few. The Records Unit is staffed by a clerk who is responsible for all centralized records, including, police incident reports, accident reports, and Municipal Court related discovery requests. The community policing function includes oversight of DARE, crime prevention, special services to seniors, child safety seat installation, and community problem solving issues. With assistance from officers throughout the Department who perform specialized functions, the Support Services / Community Policing Division is commanded by a lieutenant.

River Edge Fire Department

Information from the Fire Department Website

Company 1

Located on the busy county road Kinderkamack 503, and next to the town hall and police station, Company One is in the northern part of River Edge and responds to surrounding towns for mutual aid and also all calls in the borough.

Company One consists of 30 Firefighters available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our 3 bay firehouse houses Truck 1, Engine 3 and the Special Operations Unit 1-7.

Company 2

River Edge Fire Company #2 was established in 1904. A wagon which could carry a hose was bought in 1905 and a resident loaned his horses to draw the wagon during fire calls. The wagon was housed in Willie’s Barn on Grand Ave. until 1909 when the fireman sponsored a carnival to build a firehouse for Company #2, which later became Jim’s Grill. However, the first motorized equipment was not bought until November 1926. The vehicle was a red chemical unit with hose. There was no pump. In 1939 a second pumper truck was purchased for Company #2. This apparatus was a 1939 Ahrens Fox Model VC which had a 500 Gallon Per Minute (G.P.M.) pump and a 150 gallon water tank.

In 1940 a new firehouse was built in the south end of River Edge and is the current firehouse. An addition was built in 1950 and added room for a second engine, a social room with a kitchen and the tool room.  In 1955 an Ahrens Fox 750 G.P.M. 3-stage pumper with a 500 gallon water tank was purchased. This truck is now housed in the New York State Fire Museum in Hudson, NY.  In 1960, the Fire house was completed with room for three pieces of apparatus. In 1975 a 1500 G.P.M. Seagrave with a 2-stage pump was purchased. This pumper had a 500 gallon water tank. This truck is currently being used in New York State. The members of Company #2 dedicated our house in honor of Nona B. Thompson in 1995, in order that we may remember her many years of dedicated service to the men & women of our department.

Station 2 currently houses Engine 2, Engine 4, Rescue 1, the Antique Engine 2, Marine 1, and Marine 2 boat units.

PSE&G provides electric and gas to River Edge and much of Bergen County.

PSE&G Emergencies Downed power lines, gas leaks and other urgent, safety related requests. Available 24 hours / 7days. 800-436-PSEG (7734)

PSE&G Power Outages To report an outage or check on the status of restoration. Available 24 hours / 7days. 800-436-PSEG (7734)

PSE&G No Heat Be sure to check the emergency switch, pilot light and thermostat before you call or schedule an appointment. 800-436-PSEG (7734) PSE&G Appliance Repair Schedule an appointment or get more information. 800-350-PSEG (7734)

PSE&G Billing Billing, account balances, change of address. 800-436-PSEG (7734)

 

River Edge is served by Cablevision and Verizon Fios.

Cablevision

Residential Customer Service: 973-230-6048

Residential Sales: 973-230-2037

Cablevision Website

Verizon

800-VERIZON (800-837-4966

Verizon Website

 

River Edge, NJ Homes for Sale

 


River Edge, NJ 07661 Area School Information

School NameCityGrade RangeRating
Cherry Hill Elementary School
River EdgePK-610
Jewish Education For Special Children
River Edgen/a
Roosevelt Elementary School
River EdgeK-69
Rosenbaum Yeshiva Of North Jersey
River EdgePK-8
St Peter Academy
River EdgePK-8
The Kids International Weekend School
River EdgePK-8

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