Located in the Pascack Valley region of Bergen County, New Jersey, River Vale is a 4.3 square mile suburban community of about 10,000 full time residents. River Vale is bordered by the New Jersey towns of Montvale, Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake, Hillsdale, Westwood, Emerson, Harrington Park, Old Tappan and to the north, Pearl River, New York.
The Garden Spot
Known as the "Garden
Spot" of the Pascack Valley, River Vale is a quiet community with
tree-lined streets, excellent schools and wonderful recreation
facilities. River Vale hosts only 2 traffic lights but also 3 golf
courses. In addition, its convenience to New York City, which is less
than 20 miles to the southeast, adds to the attraction of living here.
"Four Corners" is the Township's bustling business and commercial area. River Vale offers shops, restaurants, services and medical facilities. There is an abundance of community spirit here, which is apparent during the Township sponsored parades, community day and other events. In 2007, our community was ranked Number 29 on the 100 Best Places to Live survey published by CNN/Money magazine.
River Vale is also rich in history, dating to the Revolutionary War. In 1967, the remains of several American Revolutionary War soldiers dating from 1778 were discovered at the site of what is called "Baylor's Massacre." Please see our Historical Committee page for much more information on Baylor's Massacre and other points of historical significance in River Vale.