Upper Saddle River

A peaceful and private town with beautiful homes on large lots.

Welcome to Upper Saddle River

Upper Saddle River is a town in Bergen County that provides a rural, private lifestyle while being 34 miles from downtown Manhattan. The town's location by the Saddle River and its incredible homes on large lots are part of its charm. The homes in Upper Saddle River show a high level of attention to detail and design. Popular styles include Hampton-inspired cottages, Colonial, and modern farmhouses. 

There is unlimited access to green spaces at the parks, lakes, and ponds in Upper Saddle River. The residents are friendly and outgoing and have a strong sense of pride in what their community offers. While the town is primarily residential, it has fantastic dining spots that make use of local and seasonal ingredients. 

What to Love

  • Private and rural atmosphere
  • Gorgeous homes
  • Picturesque nature
  • A variety of outdoor activities and festivals
  • Local restaurants with quality food 

Local Lifestyle

Upper Saddle River is a peaceful town with large lots of land for homeowners. It has a physically active community that puts an emphasis on outdoor recreation and events. Many residents spend their free time enjoying the parks and lakes around the Upper Saddle River area. 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Upper Saddle River has a rich local food culture filled with notable eateries and options. Saddle River Inn is a fine dining restaurant overlooking the calm banks of the Saddle River. The Inn specializes in contemporary French American cuisine and incorporates organic ingredients and sustainable seafood into its menu. 

There is also Saddle River Cafe, a casual American eatery. This hip and sophisticated spot boasts a menu that accommodates all dietary needs with a modern twist on classic dishes. Besides their food menu, they have a unique beverage menu with drinks crafted for every occasion. Food and beverages can be enjoyed on the patio or inside. 

Then there’s Elmer's Country Store, a family-owned establishment and a go-to stop for residents. This one-stop shop is a community cornerstone. Elmer's Country Store has a variety of foods, from specialty sandwiches to buffet specials. 

Things to Do

There are many popular activities and events in the Upper Saddle River. The Lions Club Carnival is an event where residents from all over the community come together for a fun time. The carnival has rides and indulgent food. 

Residents also look forward to festivities like Oktoberfest. The festival is a chance for residents to celebrate international culture and cuisine. There is something for everyone here. Food vendors, live music, games, beer, wine, and even themed crafts. Both the Lions Club Carnival and Oktoberfest are organized fundraisers whose proceeds go back into the community.

Another way residents spend time is by visiting Lion's Park and Anona Lake. Lion's Park has a playground area for children, a baseball field, and a paved path for taking strolls or bicycling. Anona Lake is the town's natural gem. It is a wonderful place for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and barbecuing. The lake is kept in pristine shape for residents to enjoy with ease.

In addition, Upper Saddle River has The Cultural Center and The Hopper-Goetschius Museum. The Cultural Center offers art lessons, art shows, concerts, theater, and dancing lessons. It is perfect for anyone who wants to learn an instrument or dabble in the arts. The Hopper-Goetschius Museum is a charming pre-Revolutionary Dutch house built in 1739. It was later turned into a museum and is now protected as a historical site. 


The Upper Saddle River School District is small but provides an excellent education. 


Overview for Upper Saddle River, NJ

8,352 people live in Upper Saddle River, where the median age is 42.1 and the average individual income is $102,675. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.1 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Upper Saddle River, NJ

Upper Saddle River has 2,659 households, with an average household size of 3.14. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper Saddle River do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,352 people call Upper Saddle River home. The population density is 1,589.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.61 / 47.39%

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Schools in Upper Saddle River, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Upper Saddle River. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Edith A. Bogert Elementary School
3rd - 5th
The Upper Saddle River Children's Academy
PreK - K
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Robert D Reynolds Primary School
PreK - 2nd
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Emil A. Cavallini Middle School
6th - 8th
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