Are you considering moving to Ridgewood, New Jersey? A village in Bergen County, Ridgewood was named one of the safest cities in New Jersey in 2016, and the 6th safest city in America by Neighborhood Scout in 2013. Learn more about life in Ridgewood, including local schools, weather, and things to do and see.

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Year Founded: 1894

Population as of 2015: 25,621

Land Area (sq. miles): 5.8

Median Age: 41

Median Household Income: $198,122

Median Home Price: $695,500

Annual Weather Averages:

  • Average Temperature: 56° Fahrenheit
  • Rainfall: 49 inches
  • Snowfall: 25 inches

Notable Facts: CNN Money named Ridgewood #12 on their list of top-earning towns in America and the 26th best place to live in America in 2013 and 2011, respectively.

Major Employers: The major employers in Ridgewood can be found throughout Bergen County: Hackensack University Medical Center, Valley Health System, UPS, Bio-Reference Laboratories and Express Scripts.


Major City: Ridgewood is 17 miles from Newark and 25 miles from Manhattan.

Local Radio Stations:

  • WPSC (88.7 FM)
  • WMSC (90.03 FM)
  • WSBP (94.3 FM)

Public Transit: The Ridgewood train station and buses are served by the New Jersey Transit, and the nearest airport is Trenton-Mercer Airport.

13 County Parks and Other Recreation:

  • Citizen’s Park features softball and multipurpose fields, an open play area and gardens.
  • Graydon Park offers hockey and basketball courts, skateboard park, swimming, ice skating, shuffleboard, a playground, picnic area and more
  • The 32-acre Grove Park, Kings Pond Park and Twinney Pond Park all have numerous nature trails.
  • Maple Park features a community garden, fitness trail, and a regulation turf for soccer, lacrosse and softball.

Things to do around town:

  • If you’re searching for an independent bookstore to support, Bookends is the answer. In addition to purchasing books, you can also attend readings and signings by famous authors.
  • If the silver screen is more your scene, you don’t have to go far to enjoy the latest movies at Bow Tie Cinemas Warner Quad.
  • If you’re feeling artistic (and are 21 and older for certain classes), Pinot’s Palette paint-and-sip studio is staffed by a talented team of artists who lead classes in painting, brush stroke by brush stroke.

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