One of the most prestigious and sought-after suburbs in the New York metropolitan area, the village of Ridgewood, NJ promises the complete package – a wide range of home styles and prices, an excellent downtown, rich history, and a genuine community vibe.
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Ridgewood is a 5.8-square mile village just over 20 miles northeast of Manhattan. Its population of more than 25,300 residents is one of the highest-earning in the country, with a median household income of $147,823, based on 2015 estimates.
Locals aren’t the only folks you’ll see strolling down its leafy sidewalks. Ridgewood is also often visited by residents of neighboring communities. Downtown Ridgewood is a hotspot for shopping, casual and fine dining, and arts and culture. There are also plenty of historic sites to see around town.
Ridgewood prides itself as well on its lively and passionate community. There are many long-term residents here and quite a few volunteer and participate in the local Chamber of Commerce and the Ridgewood Guild, which take the lead in organizing all sorts of activities, from free concerts and movie festivals to tree-planting events.
Ridgewood homeowners can reach Manhattan as well as Jersey City and Newark in half an hour by car. The village is also served by the NJ Transit’s Main and Bergen County train lines, as well as the NJ Transit and Short Line bus services.
Ridgewood NJ Homes for Sale
Shopping for luxury homes is an exciting endeavor in Ridgewood. On large acre-size lots are classic brick manors and other variations of Colonial-style houses. There’s also an array of carefully maintained and restored turn-of-the-century homes as well as Cape Cods and split-level houses.
Schools in Ridgewood, NJ
The Ridgewood Public Schools district is composed of a total of 11 educational facilities including nine elementary schools. Six of these were recently included in Niche.com’s list of best elementary school in New Jersey, released in August 2017. These schools are:
- Henrietta Hawes Elementary School (32)
- Orchard Elementary School (42)
- Ira W. Travell Elementary School (56)
- Ridge Elementary School (61)
- Irwin B. Somerville Elementary School (66)
- Willard Elementary School (83)
The district also includes two middle schools and Ridgewood High School.
Must-visit attractions in Ridgewood, NJ
- Irene Habernickel Family Park – Just opened in 2012, this horse farm-turned-recreational park boasts tree-shaded walking trails, a selection of playgrounds and sports fields, and a sparkling pond. The park covers 10 acres and offers all-ages fun and learning opportunities.
- Annual Ridgewood Car Show –A Ridgewood tradition for nearly two and a half decades, this event showcases masterpieces in automobile art and technology from all over the country. It is widely regarded as the best night-time event in the area.
- Graydon Pool – Considered a hidden gem, but a long-time favorite among Ridgewood residents since 1918, Graydon Pool was formed when the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook was dammed. A nearby park and waterside café offer great opportunities for R&R out of the water.
The life you’ve always wanted can finally be yours in Ridgewood. Contact Haus Agency to learn more about your options today. Contact the team at 201-636-2537 or send an email to barbara(at)yourhaus(dotted)com.