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Charmed living at its best, 20 miles from Manhattan

Welcome to Ridgewood

Ridgewood, a haven in northern New Jersey, is renowned for its idyllic charm and coveted quality of life. This picturesque town offers accessibility to New York City, making it a commuter's dream, and its serene streets are lined with predominantly Colonial, Victorian, and Tudor-style homes that reflect a rich architectural heritage. Residents relish the town's vibrant community spirit, top-rated schools, and an abundance of green spaces, including the scenic Graydon Park and duck pond. Ridgewood's inviting climate and timeless appeal have consistently made it a top destination for those seeking a harmonious blend of urban accessibility and suburban tranquility.

What to Love

  • Plenty of shopping along Ridgewood Avenue
  • Stunning suburb with easy access to Manhattan
  • One of the best school districts in the county

Local Lifestyle

Residents revel in Ridgewood’s walkability, with a bustling downtown that hosts a number of boutique shops, cozy cafes, and an array of cultural cuisines. The farmers market is a staple, drawing neighbors together to savor fresh produce and artisanal goods, while nature enthusiasts can spend time in spots like Saddle River County Park, which is home to one of Ridgewood’s wild duck ponds. Moreover, the commute to Manhattan via train is a mere 45 minutes, making it an ideal home for those working in the city. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Ridgewood Avenue, a veritable paradise, beckons discerning visitors with its opulent shopping, exquisite dining, and vibrant entertainment offerings. For fashion aficionados, a trip down this elegant boulevard is a delight. Explore boutiques like Envy for timeless couture and contemporary style. For upscale fashions, Suite201 is a great place to start, while Little Skye and Apricot Lane present the latest in children's and women's fashion. The Hot Jewelry Box and Katie Diamond are two more that tempt with dazzling rings, bracelets, and other adornments that capture the epitome of style and elegance. 
When it's time to dine, Ridgewood doesn't disappoint. White Maple Cafe offers farm-to-table delights perfect for a lunch break when you’re out on the town, while Sook serves up authentic French pastries. The best steaks can be found at Roots on Chestnut Street. For a taste of Italian, residents and visitors alike can grab a slice of pizza or a shot of espresso at S. Egidio or dine on the rooftop bar at Felina. After dusk, Ridgewood Avenue comes alive with entertainment. You can grab a bottle of wine at the Wine Seller, enjoy live music at the Kasschau Memorial Bandshell, or catch a movie at the Bow Tie Cinemas

Things to Do

Ridgewood offers a handful of activities to engage and delight residents. Start your weekend at the vibrant farmer’s market, a sensory feast of local produce and handmade gifts. Take a leisurely stroll in the scenic Van Neste Square or visit the swimming pool in Graydon Park for relief from the summertime heat.
Sports enthusiasts can catch the excitement of Lacrosse Day and Super Soccer Saturday, witnessing the town's athletic prowess on display. The Kasschau BandShell hosts captivating live performances, adding a cultural touch to your evenings. And don't miss the exuberant 4th of July Parade, a patriotic celebration that unites the community in grand style. Ridgewood invites you to savor each moment in a setting where leisure and entertainment thrive.


Ridgewood is served by the Ridgewood Public School District, which boasts a sterling reputation for academic excellence and commitment to nurturing well-rounded students.
  • Ridge Elementary
  • Willard Elementary
  • Orchard Elementary
  • Travell Elementary
  • Hawes Elementary
  • Somerville Elementary
  • George Washington Middle School
  • Ben Franklin Middle School
  • Ridgewood High School

Overview for Ridgewood, NJ

25,991 people live in Ridgewood, where the median age is 41.5 and the average individual income is $88,443. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Ridgewood, NJ

Ridgewood has 8,651 households, with an average household size of 2.98. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ridgewood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,991 people call Ridgewood home. The population density is 4,526.8 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.93 / 51.07%

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