Neighborhood Spotlight: Upper Saddle River

What to do in Upper Saddle River, NJ

Located in northwestern Bergen County, Upper Saddle River is a small town only expanding five square miles. Upper Saddle River offers a quiet suburban lifestyle for residents who wish to enjoy the perks of living in a small country town while having easy access to the city and other areas. In addition, it is also home to some of the best schools in the state of New Jersey.

Reported by as the third most affluent town in New Jersey, it also boasts schools that rank 34 percent over the national average. The borough is conveniently situated close to shopping, food, and parks, while still offering peace and quiet. Here are some of our favorite places in and around Upper Saddle River.

Eat – Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace & Elmer’s Country Store

Uncle Gisueppe's Marketplace

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Address: Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace: 10 Triangle Plaza, Ramsey, NJ
Elmer’s Country Store: 359 E Saddle River Rd, Upper Saddle River, NJ

While it is technically located in Ramsey, it is adjacent to The Commons luxury apartment complex. “Uncle G’s” is an Italian market offering quality meats, produce, and foods used in traditional Italian cooking. At Uncle G’s, you can stock up for dinners or any special event. Their food court offers a great place to stop in for lunch and a top-notch espresso bar where you can grab a cup of coffee. For a special treat, enjoy a fresh filled cannoli at their bakery, which offers a variety of pastries, cakes, cookies and breads.

For a sit-down restaurant, Elmer’s Country Store serves up lunch staples like sandwiches, subs, wraps, and salads.

Get Outside – Lions Memorial Park

Field at Lions Memorial Park


Address: 236 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ

Lions Memorial Park, located on the west bank of the Saddle River, is the local recreation area where you can stretch out your legs and take a nice jog, walk, or run. The field holds seasonal baseball, soccer, and cross-country events. Every summer, the park hosts the Lion’s carnival.

Workout – Retro Fitness & 24 Hour Fitness

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Address: 806 State Route 17, Ramsey, NJ

Both of these gyms are within walking distance of The Commons, in the same shopping plaza as Uncle Guiseppe’s Market. 24-Hour and Retro Fitness both offer personal training, fitness classes, and childcare services. Both also offer various membership plans, allowing you to work out at either just the Ramsey location or any location in the U.S.

Interested in living in Upper Saddle River? Check out our community The Commons!

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