Edgewater is three and a half miles long, and a few blocks wide at its broadest, Edgewater skims the west side of the Hudson River, from North Bergen to Fort Lee. Residents of Edgewater enjoy beautiful sunsets, New York City and George Washing Bridge views. There are many things to do including walks along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and shopping at the exotic Mitsuwa Marketplace, a Japanese food hall and superstore.
The Edgewater Public Schools serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Schools in the district are George Washington School with 529 students in grades PreK-2 and Eleanor Van Gelder School with 384 students in grades 3-6. For seventh through twelfth grades, 380 public school students from the borough are sent to the Leonia Public Schools as part of a sending/receiving relationship.
New Jersey Transit buses include the 156, 158 and 159 routes serving the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 188 to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal; and local service on the 751 and 755 routes.
Ferry service to West Midtown Ferry Terminal in Manhattan is offered by NY Waterway at Edgewater Landing.
Edgewater was used as a filming location for the 1997 feature film Cop Land, starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta.