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Ridgewood, New Jersey is an idyllic village situated in Northern Bergen County, a short distance away from New York City. With its tree-lined neighborhoods, excellent schools, public amenities, thriving downtown, and abundant family activities, it is no wonder that Ridgewood has been voted one of the best places to live in New Jersey. More About the town.



  • Homes range from historic homes with charm and character to new constructions in established neighborhoods.
  • Average home price is $832,270 according to


The schools in Ridgewood are nationally recognized for their excellence, boasting incredible teachers, many options for advanced and elective courses, and services for students. There are six elementary schools (K-5), two middle schools (6-8), and a National Blue Ribbon Award Winning High School (9-12)

  • Somerville Elementary School
  • Travell Elementary School
  • Hawes Elementary School
  • Willard Elementary School
  • Ridge Elementary School
  • Orchard Elementary School
  • George Washington Middle School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Ridgewood High School

In addition, Ridgewood also houses the Glen School:
Glen School is an early childhood center serving infants and preschool children. It is home to the Ridgewood Public Schools' preschool special education programs. In addition, Glen School classrooms are rented by one private preschool / daycare programs. The public preschool special education programs are known as the Ridgewood Early Developmental (RED) Program and the Ridgewood Early Developmental Ridgewood Intensive Services (RED RISe) Program.



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There is always something going on in Ridgewood. Between our thriving downtown restaurants and shops, there are several seasonal events like Restaurant Week, craft fairs, musical performances downtown or at the Ridgewood Shell at Veterans Park, The Annual Tree Lighting and Downtown for the Holidays, Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, and more. Check for more.


Ridgewood boasts many dining options across different varieties downtown for both dine-in and takeout. Roots is a well-respected steakhouse, and Felina is a favorite for fine dining and creative cocktails. MacMurphys and Steel Wheel both have live music and a thriving bar scene, while The Office and Park West are favorite taverns. There are also options for sushi and Asian fusion, Indian food, burgers, sandwiches, burritos, smoothie bowls, and more. Don’t forget about Van Dyk’s ice cream on the west side of town!


Music at the Shell in the summer, weekend events, Ridgewood Newcomers events, live music at Van Neste Park, shows at the Warner Bow Tie Cinema, Ridgewood High School theater, art shows at the Ridgewood Art Institute, summer at Graydon Pool and the Stable


From small boutiques to larger chain stores, shopping is abundant in Ridgewood. Local favorites are Bookends (which also hosts celebrity book signings), Ridgewood Bootery for shoes, Hot Jewelry Box for accessories, Town and Country Apothecary for gifts and a pharmacy, and The Table at Latona’s for gifts and home goods.

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