One of Bergen County’s many shining towns, Saddle River is located just on the other side of the border from the state of New York. It is also a quick commute from New York City, which is just a 35-minute drive by car. It is also accessible by train from the train station, which is located just outside of Saddle River and goes right into Penn Station. Saddle River is a peaceful, private and rural community in northeastern New Jersey that features many estates and luxury homes due to its proximity to the city and its beautiful setting. It was not always so beautiful though as it has a deep history dating all the way back to the 1700s and was a place for soldiers to pass through during multiple wars, including the Revolutionary War.
Since that time the town has been thoughtfully planned so that it would remain rural and private. The privacy has attracted many famous individuals as well as wealthy residents who have helped to make the town one of the wealthiest in the entire state of New Jersey. While the privacy is an incredibly attractive feature, one of the best features of Saddle River is that the minimum lot size is 2 acres, which has allowed for many beautiful estates to be developed on plentiful amounts of lush acreage.
Saddle River Luxury Houses
With the minimum lot size being two acres in Saddle River, most of the luxury houses in the area would be considered more closely to luxury estates. While two acres is the minimum, it is not uncommon for estates to have many more acres than that. Residents have taken advantage of the large amounts of land in their estates to utilize them for outdoor activities by building tennis courts and elaborate swimming pools as well as outdoor kitchen areas.
Many others have utilized the abundance of land for equestrian activities and others have simply utilized the acreage to enjoy the rural setting and help to keep their estate private. One thing that stands out among the wooded and rural land is the abundance of pink flowering dogwood trees. These beautiful trees are the official tree of Saddle River and can be found throughout the town with the most specimens being in Chestnut Ridge.
Chestnut Ridge is one of the most desirable sections of Saddle River. This section of Saddle River is arguably the most private as it is the most heavily wooded. In Chestnut Ridge, there are many beautifully built custom luxury houses that sit among unbelievable settings that you must see to believe. While Saddle River in general is picturesque, Chestnut Ridge is truly a scene of natural beauty.
Riverfront Luxury Homes
Another notable section of Saddle River is Burning Hollow, which consists of Burning Hollow Road and is another neighborhood of luxury mansions and estates that are nothing short of impressive. Additionally, there is riverfront property that sits on the Saddle River that runs from New York through Bergen County and crossing through the town of Saddle River. Riverfront homes in Saddle River are perfect for those looking to enjoy the outdoors including water sports like fishing. Just like the other estates in town, riverfront houses have impeccably designed and maintained mature landscaped lots that help to perfectly complement the waterfront and the views of the river from different vantage points.
Saddle River has many different types of architectural styles when it comes to the design of luxury homes within the town. Perhaps the most prevalent style would be French inspired as there are many French and European styled estates which make for incredibly detailed features on the inside and outside of these residences. These French inspired estates take advantage of the rural settings by utilizing very meticulously planned and maintained landscape features that are reminiscent of palaces in the French countryside. On the other end of the architectural spectrum, much of the new development happening in Saddle River is being done in a Hamptons-chic style, which brings in very clean, fresh and modern lines paired with some traditional features.
Starting Your Saddle River Search
Special Properties is the first step when it comes to looking for your first or next luxury estate in the Saddle River area. With agents who reside in Saddle River themselves you can be sure to have the best and most up to date information that may influence your decision to call Saddle River your new home. A luxury home or estate purchase can be a lot to take on as there are many details to consider and Special Properties understands what buyers in this space need to help them come to the perfect decision for them. Contact Special Properties to get an exclusive and private tour of the Saddle River area and luxury estates that are currently available.
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All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Last date updated: Thursday, April 25th, 2019. Source: New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, Inc.