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Overview

Introduction to River Vale, New Jersey

River Vale, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 7 miles NW of Yonkers, New York (center to center) and 17 miles N of New York, New York.

River Vale History

In the 1800s, the area was known as "Over Kill Neighborhood" and it was a part of the Harrington Township. On April 30, 1906, River Vale was incorporated as a township in Bergen County. It was created from parts of Hillsdale and Washington Township. However, on July 15, 1929, Park Ridge acquired a part of this community. A portion of Montvale was annexed to River Vale on May 20, 1959. In 1967, it was discovered that River Vale was the site of the Baylor Massacre which took place in 1778, during the Revolutionary War. The town contained a mass grave site which later became a county park.

River Vale and Nearby Attractions

  • Baylor Massacre Burial Site
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Museum of American Financial History
  • Rockland Lake State Park
  • Museum of Television & Radio
  • Tallman Mountain State Park

Things To Do In River Vale

River Vale is home to the Baylor Massacre Burial Site, a place of historic interest. The town also offers easy access to several museums and historic sites such as the Bergenfield Museum, New Jersey Children's Museum, Schoolhouse Museum, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic, and DeWint House. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Emerson Golf Club, Hackensack Golf Club, and Valley Brook Golf Club. A variety of recreational opportunities are available at the Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Tallman Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park, and Dahnert's Lake County Park. In addition, within 10 miles of River Vale are popular destinations like the George Washington Bridge, Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden, Bergen County Zoological Park, and Glen Rock Arboretum.

River Vale Transportation

Teterboro Airport is the closest major airport.

River Vale Higher Education

Bergen Community College, Rockland Community College, and Yeshiva University are some of the colleges near River Vale.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,970
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+4,953
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married66.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62%
Median Earnings25+$76,952
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,306
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,167

Wealth

Median Family Income$159,179
% Above Poverty Level97%
% Below Poverty Level3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation10.5%

Housing

People Living Alone15.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,688
Median House Value$602,700

Ancestry

Irish24.4%
Italian24.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.4%
Russian5.6%
Polish5.2%
English3.9%
Greek3.3%
Arab1.9%
Lebanese1.8%
Hungarian1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Welsh1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Austrian1.1%
Dutch1%
US/American1%
Croatian0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Swiss0.4%
Czech0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
New Zealand0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
German0.1%
African0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Maltese0.1%
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River Vale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7675
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41
Approximate Longitude-74

River Vale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationSCARSDALE
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Emerson7,621$124,688
Harrington Park4,790$154,471
Haworth3,446$172,989
Hillsdale10,454$134,728
Old Tappan5,942$160,000
Westwood11,170$114,528

River Vale Public Libraries

River Vale Public Library
412 RIVERVALE ROAD
River Vale, New Jersey
(201) 391-2323

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River Vale Public Schools

Holdrum Middle School
393 Rivervale Road
ZIP: 7675
(201) 358-4016
Middle
Total Enrollment 466
Roberge Elementary School
617 Westwood Ave
ZIP: 7675
(201) 358-4006
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Woodside Elementary School
801 Rivervale Rd
ZIP: 7675
(201) 358-4028
Primary
Total Enrollment 379

River Vale Private Schools

Lily Pond Country Day School
184 Rivervale Rd
ZIP: 7675
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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