As a resident of River Vale for the past few years and having lived in Bergen County for 40+ years, I can honestly say River Vale is one of the nicest towns I have encountered and would definitely encourage people to explore the area in depth when deciding on a town to live in and are looking to settle in this part of the County, namely the Pascack Valley.
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 two traffic lights but also has three 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, the community was ranked #29 on the 100 Best Places to Live 2007 survey published by CNN/Money magazine.
Located in the Pascack Valley region of Bergen County, River Vale is a 4.3 square mile suburban community of about roughly 10,000 full time residents. River Vale is bordered by the towns of Montvale, Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake, Hillsdale, Westwood, Emerson, Harrington Park, and Old Tappan... and to the north, Pearl River, New York. It's truly a great place to live....and not just because I reside here!