Saddle River is a small rural community of three thousand residents within an area just shy of five square miles. The local government is dedicated to maintaining the bucolic character of the Borough thereby providing a quiet and friendly environment to live and raise a family. The residents consist of individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds and represent individuals of achievement in a wide range of professions, businesses and the arts. The common interest is the enjoyment of the lifestyle that Saddle River provides. The Saddle River community fosters a spirit of working together to achieve common goals. In an era of unbridled development the town is committed to the preservation of a community, of unique character reminiscent of quiet rural life styles which were prevalent in years gone by.
The Saddle River School District, serves students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade at Wandell School. Public school students from Saddle River attend the Ramsey Public School District’s middle school and then have the option of attending either Ramsey High School or Northern Highlands Regional High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with each of the respective districts.
Saddle River is served mainly by Route 17, which runs directly through the borough, but certain portions are served by locations in Ho-Ho-Kus, Waldwick, Upper Saddle River, and Allendale. The Garden State Parkway is within a short distance of the borough at exit 171 in Woodcliff Lake.
President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon lived in Saddle River from 1981 to 1991.