River Edge is almost exclusively residential and depends on Paramus for expanded amenities. Just 15 minutes from the Hudson River, the community offers many lush parks and abundant recreational facilities. Housing options tend to be diverse in architectural style and price range. Bus and train service are available to New York City for commuting convenience. Recreational amenities include county and local parks, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, a recreation center, outdoor ice-skating rinks, a swimming pool, and a golf course.