Introduction to River Edge, New Jersey
River Edge, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 6 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 13 miles N of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area, River Edge is home to some 10,946 residents.
River Edge History
River Edge was originally known as Riverside. It was officially incorporated as the Borough of Riverside in June 1894. It was formed from portions of land taken from Midland Township. In December of 1930, its name was changed to River Edge.
River Edge and nearby Attractions
- New Bridge Landing
- Campbell-Christie House
- Steuben House
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- George Washington Bridge
- Bergen Museum of Art & Science
Things To Do In River Edge
The borough has several parks with gardens, picnic areas and facilities for various sports like tennis, baseball, basketball and softball. There are playgrounds for kids as well. River Edge also has a local swim club.
River Edge Transportation
The La Guardia Airport is the nearest major airport.
River Edge Higher Education
The nearest colleges and universities include Bergen Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Yeshiva University and Manhattan College.