In the northeastern corner of Bergen County, New Jersey River Vale New Jersey is a small township setting a new standard for family living. Real estate options consist of single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses. The River Vale community has a lush, park-like character, prompting some to call it the Garden Spot of the Pascack Valley. The scenery is further enhanced with quaint, winding roads and scenic, historic homes. River Vale Golf Courses are an enjoyable community feature. Along the same lines as the Hillsdale New York Times article, the township of River Vale New Jersey was featured by Money Magazine as number 29 on their list of the Top 100 Places To Live In America!
The River Vale Schools manage three campuses, serving the elementary and middle grades. High school students then move on to the Pascack Valley High School, where they are joined by Hillsdale students. Public schooling in River Vale has an excellent reputation. The nearest college campus is Bergen Community College in Paramus. Fairleigh Dickinson University also has a campus in Teaneck, N.J.
River Vale New Jersey is tucked between the neighboring communities of Woodcliff Lake, Park Ridge, Montvale, Lake Tappan in Old Tappan, Harrington Park, Emerson, Westwood and Hillsdale. New York City lies 22 miles southeast. Although River Vale NJ is a small community of only 10,000 residents, it offers many of the advantages of a much larger city. For example, New York City is close enough so that residents can experience its many educational, cultural and economic opportunities. Within the more immediate area of Bergen County, residents have access to strong manufacturing and technology industries, plus diverse shopping, dining and recreational opportunities, including golf at Valley Brook Golf Course, one of three area courses.
The River Vale Country Club has been a local landmark for more than 75 years. The facility opened in 1931 and enjoyed many years of popularity among the biggest names in golf and entertainment. Today, the public facility enjoys a more down-to-earth atmosphere, where locals can practice their skill on a classically designed course. The Edgewood Country Club is a private facility with a scenic appeal. Edgewood offers golfers the luxury of choice, along with the challenge of tight play. The club’s three nine-hole courses can be played in three 18-hole combinations: white/red, red/blue and blue/white. The 18-hole “Valley Brook” course at the Valley Brook Golf Club facility features 6,287 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. Designed by William Boswell, ASGCA, Valley Brook opened in 1962. This course has tight fairways and fast greens. It has recently upgraded its facilities including a new driving range, tees, greens, fairways and an irrigation system. To accommodate these features a brand new clubhouse was added.
Since River Vale New Jersey mainly consists of families, the most popular free-time activities involve youth sports, community events and civic groups. Several independent youth sports organizations keep the kids fit and active. Weekends are busy at the local parks and schools, which host baseball, softball, soccer and basketball games. Additionally, nearby lakes and the Wood Dale County Park have a variety of recreational facilities. Seasonal celebrations, parades and events are scheduled throughout year, offering fun activities for all ages. The annual Easter egg hunt and fall Octoberfest are particularly popular. River Vale residents can also enjoy community events as an opportunity to get together with their neighbors. The Township of River Vale invites all residents to enjoy the upcoming Annual Holiday Festivities with the Tree Lighting at 6:30 on December 2nd in front of Town Hall with a holiday party to follow across the street at the Holdrum Middle School with holiday music provided by the Woodside School Chorus. Enjoy hot chocolate and treats with Santa. The Township will also host the annual Menorah Lighting on December 20th at 6:30 in front of Town Hall with latkes, donuts and chocolate Chanukah gelt and dreidels.
Having both been raised in the Pascack Valley area, we both have deep roots and a wealth of background knowledge and information about the Pascack Valley area towns. We are happy to offer you an insider’s view of living in the beautiful Pascack Valley area. Below is a brief snapshot of the town of River Vale. Feel free to ask us questions about River Vale New Jersey Homes For Sale by e-mailing us at: HammersTeam@number1expert.com