Edgewater Local Information

With easy access to New York City via NJ Transit or the New York Waterway Ferry, Independence Harbor’s Bergen County location midway between the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel is highly prized.

Just north, the Edgewater Commons center with Pathmark, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks and a host of other retailers is within walking distance. Just south, a new movie theater has already been built, with a promise of a development of an entertainment and upscale shopping center.

Stroll along the magnificent Hudson Riverfront Walkway along the eastern edge of the property with views from the GW Bridge to the downtown Manhattan skyline and you’ll discover why so many people have come to call Independence Harbor their home.

Industrial Beginnings

Edgewater is located in North Bergen, New Jersey, located directly across the river from New York City. From humble heavy-industry beginnings Edgewater has become one of the gold coast’s top successes in both residential and small commercial industries.

Population Growth

Edgewater population has grown exponentially over the last 10 years. Independence Harbor has contributed to that growth, with one eighth of the Edgewater population now living in Independence Harbor.

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Pollution in the Hudson River
Pollution in the Hudson River


The EPA takes action in Edgewater to protect the Hudson River. A local site, that was formerly utilized by heavy industry, is now declared a “Superfund” site, which leads to federal clean up.

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Edgewater Ferry Service

Edgewater now has a scheduled ferry service that goes to the West 38th street ferry port every few minutes during rush hour. The boarding dock is located in the Marina, in the North end of the Edgewater town.

Edgewater Condominiums and Developments

Other major local building co-ops, condominiums and developments include:

  • Caribbean House
  • Crown Village
  • Grand Cove Co-ops
  • Grand Cove Townhouses
  • Hudson Harbour
  • Independence Harbor
  • River Plaza
  • Shelter Bay
  • Waterside