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River Edge

River Edge is a pretty, historic town that shares a border with Paramus, New Milford, and Oradell. River Edge and Oradell are small enough that the two share a middle and high school, both named River Dell, named after both communities. River Edge earned its place in history during the Revolutionary War when George Washington and the Continental Army avoided entrapment by retreating across the Hackensack River, over “The Bridge That Saved a Nation.” In town, General Washington used the Steuben House as a headquarters for two weeks. Today, Steuben House is still standing next to the famous bridge and it’s part of a delightful historic vibe that runs throughout the borough, whether it’s at the River Edge train station built in 1902, Chritchley’s Candies, a sweets shop that’s been in business since 1957, or the narrow-gauge kiddie trains that circle the Bergen County Zoo.

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Living in Bergen County

Home to just shy of one million residents, Bergen County—New Jersey’s most populous—offers nearly as many lifestyles. It’s located across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the Bronx, and lower Westchester County with elements of overlap from all three, from the soaring co-op towers of Guttenberg and Fort Lee to grand several-acre estates in towns like Alpine, Saddle River, and Ridgewood. There’s little you won’t find along Route 17 in Paramus, a prime retail corridor with just about every big-box store and three indoor malls, the Garden State Plaza reigning supreme. NJ Transit’s Bergen, Main, and Pascack Valley Lines reach several area communities with direct service to Hoboken Terminal, and Penn Station via Secaucus. And while many locals commute to New York City by train and the George Washington Bridge, countless Fortune 500 companies have offices right in Bergen County: BMW North America, KPMG, and Unilever, just to name a few.