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Upper Saddle River Real Estate

Living in Upper Saddle River, NJ

Upper Saddle River was settled by Dutch settlers in the 18th century. It gained it’s status as a borough in 1894, but the land dates back 7,000 years as archaeologists have found evidence. Today, it is predominantly a community of residential homes on one acre lots. There is some industry and commerce along the border and Route 17. The name Saddle River, the name of the river, comes from early explorers who believed the geography of the land resembled the Sale Burn, the valley near a stream in the Scottish area of Argyll.


Local Amenities

Upper Saddle River is rich in history and preserves the same through it’s Borough Hall, a former one room school house. Other landmarks include the Hopper-Goetschius Museum and the Saddle River Valley Cultural Center. The borough also offers some beautiful parks such as Lions Park and Hess Park. Senior Living is available at the nearby Brighton Gardens of Saddle River.


Children in Upper Saddle River attend schools in the Upper Saddle River School District. From pre-k through 2nd grade, children attend Robert D. Reynolds Elementary School; from 3rd through 5th, children attend Edith A. Bogert Elementary School; from 6th through 8th grade, children attend Emil A. Cavallini Middle School and from 9th through 12th grade, children attend the Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale.

Places of Worship

The Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church
Church of the Presentation – Roman Catholic
Saddle River Reformed Church (The Old Stone Church)
Beth Haverim (nearby Mahwah)
Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley (nearby Woodcliff Lake)


Direct transportation to midtown Manhattan is provided by Short Line Bus to The Port Authority Bus Terminal. Direct train service is offered via New Jersey Transit in nearby towns.