Saddle River is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,210 people and just one neighborhood, Saddle River is the 385th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Saddle River home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Saddle River real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Saddle River is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 96.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Saddle River is a borough of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saddle River who work in management occupations (27.61%), sales jobs (10.09%) and business and financial occupations (9.57%).
Of important note, Saddle River is also a borough of artists. Saddle River has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Saddle River’s character.
Also of interest is that Saddle River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Saddle River is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Saddle River’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Saddle River, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.89 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small borough, Saddle River has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.