About River Vale

About River Vale


River Vale was formed as a township on April 30, 1906, from portions of both Hillsdale Township (now Hillsdale Borough) and Washington Township.The township was named for its location along the Hackensack River.

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.
The community was ranked #29 on the 100 Best Places to Live 2007 survey published by CNN/Money magazine. 

River Vale Township Hall
406 River Vale Road, River Vale. Tel: (201) 664-2346

Population: 9,687
Zip code: 07675
Median Family income: $135,314

Post Office
216 Westwood Ave, Westwood. Tel: (201) 263-1066

Public Library
412 Rivervale Rd, River Vale. Tel: (201) 391-2323

Map of River Vale

Public Schools

Roberge Elementary School
617 Westwood Ave, River Vale. Tel: (201) 358-4006

Woodside Elementary School
393 Rivervale Rd, Westwood. Tel: (201) 358-4016

Holdrum Middle School
393 Rivervale Rd, Westwood. Tel: (201) 358-4016

Pascack Valley High School
200 Piermont Ave, Hillsdale. Tel: (201) 358-7060

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Daycare & Nursery Schools

The Learning Experience
688 Westwood Ave, Rivervale. Tel: (201) 664-6414

The Lily Pond Country Day School
184 Rivervale Rd, Rivervale. Tel: (201) 664-5606

Westwood Childcare Academy
24 Booker St, Westwood. Tel: (201) 383-0836

Old Tappan KinderCare  
176 Old Tappan Rd, Old Tappan. Tel:(201) 750-9590

Creative Minds Montessori  
292 Old Tappan Rd, Old Tappan. Tel:(201) 263-9393

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Parks & Recreation

Bergen County Dept of Parks
15 Rivervale Rd, River Vale. Tel: (201) 358-1011

Sports programs

River Vale Country Club
660 Rivervale Rd, River Vale. Tel: (201) 391-2300

Edgewood Country Club
449 Rivervale Rd, Rivervale. Tel: (201) 666-1200

Pascack Brook County Park
Large park offering fishing, picnicking, a playground, softball fields & tennis & basketball courts.
Emerson Rd, Westwood. Tel: (201) 666-3881

River Vale Junior Football Association
400 Mark Ln, River Vale. 

Senior Citizen Activity Center

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HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley
250 Old Hook Rd, Westwood. Tel: (201) 383-1035

The Valley Hospital  
223 N Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood. Tel:(201) 447-8000

Society of the Valley Hospital  
15 Essex Rd # 204, Paramus. Tel:(201) 291-6070

Englewood Hospital
350 Engle St, Englewood. Tel: (201) 894-3000

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack. Tel: (201) 996-2000 

Holy Name Hospital
718 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck. Tel: (201) 833-3000

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Houses Of  Worship


Community Evangelical Free Church
600 New St, River Vale. Tel: (201) 664-8640

Cornerstone Bible Church
819 Rivervale Rd, Westwood. Tel: (201) 391-3966

Pascack Bible Church
181 Piermont Ave, Hillsdale. Tel: (201) 666-2353


Chabad of Old Tappan  
183 Old Tappan Rd #4, Westwood. Phone:(201) 767-4008

Temple Emanuel of Pascack Valley
87 Overlook Dr, Woodcliff Lake. Tel:(201) 391-0801

Temple Beth Sholom  
32 Park Ave, Park Ridge. Tel: (201) 391-4620

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Bus lines
Service is provided by Rockland Coaches (Red and Tan Lines) on routes 84 and 14K to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station and on route 14ET to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

For more information click here

There is no public transportation from River Vale to New York. 

For nearby town bus options click here.

Three major airports located in the metropolitan area:
Newark Liberty International, JFK International, La Guardia Airport

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Utilities & Services

Public Utilities
PSE&G (gas/electric)
Rockland Electric
Suez (water)

Other Services

Verizon (phone/Internet)
Cabelvision (Optimum)
Time Warner Cable

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Grocery Stores

Trader Joe's
20 Irvington St, Westwood. Tel: (201) 263-0134

Kings Super Markets
Plaza at Hillsdale, 381 Washington Ave, Hillsdale. Tel: (201) 722-4690

ShopRite of Hillsdale
372 Broadway, Hillsdale. Tel: (201) 666-7821

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For recommended restaurants in River Vale click here

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Valley Veterinary
683 C Westwood Ave, River Vale. Tel: (201) 666-6447

Emerson Animal Hospital PA
371 Kinderkamack Rd, Emerson. Tel: (201) 262-2950

Old Tappan Veterinary  
598 Broadway, Norwood. Tel:(201) 750-1800

Hillsdale Animal Hospital
201 Broadway, Hillsdale. Tel: (201) 358-6520

Valley Veterinary
683 C Westwood Ave, River Vale. Tel: (201) 666-6447

Contact Information

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