Welcome to Ridgewood

Suburban Elegance with a Metropolitan Connection
Ridgewood, a village tucked within the prestigious Bergen County of New Jersey, is a symphony of sprawling historic homes, chic brownstones, and verdant streets. It’s a community where the allure of small-town charm seamlessly integrates with the conveniences of upscale living. Ridgewood strikes a desirable balance between a family-friendly atmosphere and a dynamic, cultured lifestyle, appealing to those who seek a bucolic setting with metropolitan proximity.
Just 20 miles from the heart of Manhattan, Ridgewood offers an easy commute to the city while maintaining a serene village ethos. The local dining and shopping scene is a testament to the area’s affluence and taste, with an array of boutiques and eateries catering to discerning residents. It's a place where education and community spirit are paramount, reflected in the excellence of its schools and the vibrancy of its public events.

What to Love

  • Commute to NYC: Quick and easy access to Manhattan for work or pleasure.
  • Historic Homes: Architectural beauty and heritage in the form of grand homes and estates.
  • Shopping & Dining: A diverse and high-end selection that rivals the city's best.
  • Educational Excellence: Some of the state’s highest-rated schools, supporting a culture of academic achievement.
  • Community Spirit: Regular festivals and events that foster tight-knit neighborhood connections.

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Ridgewood is an embodiment of community-centric, education-focused living where both children and adults thrive. Here, community events are not just happenings but are the essence of the village's spirit, bringing families and friends together to celebrate and connect. The residents enjoy a lifestyle that prioritizes leisurely strolls through its downtown, engaging in the local arts scene, and participating in community sports and recreational programs. It's a place where life is lived fully, surrounded by the best amenities and services one could ask for.

Dining and Entertainment

In Ridgewood, NJ, the dining scene is marked by a variety of highly-regarded restaurants. Latour stands out for its exceptional French dining experience, and Cafe 37 is noted for its inviting ambiance and quality meals. For those who enjoy diverse flavors, Cravings Tapas Bistro on Wilsey Square offers a selection of small, flavorful dishes. Roots Steakhouse is a favorite for steak lovers, known for its quality meats and elegant atmosphere. Lastly, Village Green Restaurant is renowned for using fresh, local ingredients, offering a unique dining experience. 
Film and music lovers should not miss the Ridgewood Guild's Annual International Film Festival and the annual Music Fest. For shopping and self-care, there's Town & Country Apothecary & Fine Cosmetics and Namaste Organic Spa

Things to Do

In Ridgewood, NJ, there's a wealth of activities and attractions for everyone. The James Rose Center and Schoolhouse Museum offer insights into nature, landscaping, and local history. Art lovers can explore the Stable Art Gallery and Convey Art Gallery, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Saddle River County Park or relax at Graydon Pool. 
Book enthusiasts can visit Bookends Bookstore, and creative spirits can unleash their artistry at Pinot's Palette or explore bead crafting at Bazaar Star Beadery. Each of these venues and events adds to the charm and appeal of Ridgewood, making it a vibrant community with something for everyone.

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Overview for Ridgewood, NJ

25,999 people live in Ridgewood, where the median age is 41.5 and the average individual income is $88,470. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.5 years

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Around Ridgewood, NJ

There's plenty to do around Ridgewood, 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, Heart On A Hanger, and Dance A Lot Ballroom Studio.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$$ 3.69 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.36 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.89 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.02 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.99 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Ridgewood, NJ

Ridgewood has 8,659 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. 25,999 people call Ridgewood home. The population density is 4,520.79 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.91 / 51.09%

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Schools in Ridgewood, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Ridgewood. 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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Hawes Elementary School
K - 5th
8th - 12th
No rating available
Little Crane Montessori School
PreK - PreK
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Benjamin Franklin Middle School
6th - 8th
Somerville Elementary School
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Willard Elementary School
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George Washington Middle School
6th - 8th
Orchard Elementary School
K - 5th
9th - 12th
Travell Elementary School
K - 5th


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