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Welcome to Ramsey

Suburban Splendor with Commuter Convenience
Ramsey, a jewel in the crown of Bergen County, offers the quintessential suburban dream: family-friendly neighborhoods, open spaces, and a vibrant downtown filled with delightful shops and restaurants. This town is perfectly poised for those who love the idea of community-centric living, with the added bonus of excellent commuter links to New York City via the Garden State Parkway and the New York State Thruway. It's a place where nature's tranquility is matched only by the convenience of modern amenities.
The essence of Ramsey is in its balance of leisure and accessibility. Residents bask in the blend of leisurely suburban life with the option for an easy urban escape. The town's bustling heart, with its array of local businesses, provides a warm welcome to newcomers and a reliable embrace to long-standing residents. This is a town that prides itself on its strong community spirit, excellent schools, and a commitment to maintaining a high quality of life for all who call it home.

What to Love

  • Great Commuter Options: Quick access to major highways and public transportation for hassle-free commuting.
  • Vibrant Local Economy: A robust selection of shops and restaurants cater to every taste and need.
  • Community Events: From farmers’ markets to sports, there's a strong sense of togetherness in local gatherings.
  • Educational Excellence: The town boasts a highly rated school system from elementary through high school.
  • Outdoor Recreation: A wealth of parks, sports facilities, and a community pool serve as the town’s natural playgrounds.

Local Lifestyle

Ramsey's lifestyle is one of comfort and community. It's common to see neighbors greeting each other in the town's many parks or while enjoying the various recreational facilities. The town's recreational offerings, from the Ramsey Golf and Country Club to the Ramsey Municipal Pool, provide residents with plenty of options for relaxation and fitness. Here, weekends might be spent meandering through the Ramsey Farmers’ Market or cheering on local sports teams, cementing the town’s status as a warm and inclusive community.

Dining and Entertainment

For food enthusiasts, Ramsey is a culinary delight with a diverse dining scene. VarKa Restaurant provides a fine dining experience with a menu that tantalizes the taste buds with fresh seafood and an elegant atmosphere. Cafe Panache offers a cozy and chic dining experience with a menu that reflects seasonal flavors and local ingredients.
Entertainment in Ramsey comes in many forms. The local golf course is not just for sports enthusiasts but serves as a social hub with its restaurant and banquet facilities. The town's parks and recreational areas offer a plethora of activities, from summer pool fun to winter sports, ensuring that Ramsey's social calendar is bustling throughout the year.

Things to Do

Ramsey encourages an active and engaged lifestyle with its variety of parks and recreational venues. Finch Park provides fields for sports, a street hockey rink, and basketball courts, while the Ramsey Municipal Pool is a summer haven for families. For those who enjoy walking or biking, the Ramsey Bike Path offers a scenic route through the town, reflecting the community’s commitment to outdoor living.
The town also fosters a sense of cultural and community involvement. The Ramsey Farmers’ Market is a local staple, bringing together residents for fresh produce and artisan goods. Educational and cultural events are frequently held, encouraging lifelong learning and community engagement, truly making Ramsey a dynamic place to live.

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Overview for Ramsey, NJ

14,801 people live in Ramsey, where the median age is 42.1 and the average individual income is $74,281. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.1 years

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Around Ramsey, NJ

There's plenty to do around Ramsey, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wyckoff Prime Meats, Noor Biryani Indian Grill, and Chantilly Lace.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$$ 3.49 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.92 miles 31 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.68 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.97 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.93 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.51 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Ramsey, NJ

Ramsey has 5,300 households, with an average household size of 2.78. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ramsey do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,801 people call Ramsey home. The population density is 2,691.53 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.45 / 48.55%

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Schools in Ramsey, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Ramsey. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Academy Of Saint Paul
PreK - 8th
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Eric S. Smith Middle School
6th - 8th
John Y Dater Elementary School
4th - 5th
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Don Bosco Preparatory High School
9th - 12th
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Wesley D Tisdale Elementary School
PreK - 3rd
Mary A. Hubbard Elementary School
PreK - 3rd
Green Twig School
PreK - K
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Goddard School For Early Childhood
PreK - K
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