Introduction to Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, in Bergen County, is 9 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 22 miles N of Newark, New Jersey.

Upper Saddle River History

The first European settlers in this area were Dutch, arriving in the 1700s and establishing a number of mills along the Saddle River. Upper Saddle River was incorporated as a borough on November 22, 1894. It was formed from portions of Orvil Township and Hohokus Township. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the community was primarily rural. However, Upper Saddle River experienced significant growth during the mid 1900s due to the suburban growth of New Jersey.

Upper Saddle River and nearby Attractions

  • American Irish Historical Society
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Apollo Theater
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • American Labor Museum

Things To Do In Upper Saddle River

Various museums and historical sites are easily accessible from Upper Saddle River. These include the American Labor Museum, the Old Stone House Museum, the Bergenfield Museum, the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and the Van Riper-Hopper House. The Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Palisades Interstate Park and Ramapo Valley County Reservation offer facilities for fishing, boating, camping and various other activities. Darlington County Park features beaches, two lakes, volleyball, tennis and handball courts, and fishing, picnicking and swimming opportunities. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Ramsey Golf & Country Club.

Upper Saddle River Transportation

Laguardia Airport is the closest major airport.

Upper Saddle River Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey and Bergen Community College.

Upper Saddle River Almanac

County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes07458
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.02
Approximate Longitude-74.09

Upper Saddle River Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
Distance14.4 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

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Upper Saddle River Public Libraries

Upper Saddle River Public Library
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
(201) 327-2583

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Upper Saddle River Public Schools

Edith A. Bogert Elementary School
391 W Saddle River Rd
ZIP: 7458
(201) 961-6350
Total Enrollment 428
Emil A. Cavallini Middle School
392 W Saddle River Rd
ZIP: 7458
(201) 961-6400
Total Enrollment 478
Robert D Reynolds Primary School
391 W Saddle River Rd
ZIP: 7458
(201) 961-6300
Total Enrollment 342
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