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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Ridgewood is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 66,028. Living in Ridgewood offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Ridgewood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Ridgewood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Ridgewood are above average.
About Ridgewood...
Population
66,028

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$516,368
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,340
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    589
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    165
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    222
    500
  • Theft
    1,003
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    71
    284
Home Security Options for Ridgewood
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,643
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Living in Ridgewood is great. The neighborhood is a melting pot. You can find people of all ages cultures, and restaurants, or bars to suite them. There is history too. Ridgewood years ago was made up of large farms and most of the backyards in the neighborhood have either peach, cherry, or fig trees. It is a nice nostalgic memory of the old neighbors farming the land and the fruit if their past labor can still be enjoyed by the present neighbor. Ridgewood was mostly German, followed by Itallian, then Eastern European, now Spanish, everyone lives in Ridgewood. It is a neighborhood that is working class mixed with retirees, and entrepreneurs. We have coffee shops that display art work from local artist. Street festivals where locals enjoy expressing their culture and learning news things about others. welcome to Ridgewood.
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Ridgewood has probably been one of the most diverse neighborhoods I've lived in. Being on the borderline with Queens and Brooklyn is extremely cool. There are different kinds of foods everywhere from different cultural backgrounds. Ridgewood neighbors are extremely friendly and always there to help a hand. Although commuting is kind of tricky, where the L line is one of the only transport, the line is super fast to commute to Manhattan. Usually, the train takes 20 minutes max without delay. Supermarkets are also within walking distance. Usual areas are quiet, but if you want some fun and a little shopping stop by in Bushwick which is right next to Ridgewood.
I have been living in Ridgewood with my wife for almost one year now. The neighborhood is very calm and green, even though there are not big parks here. I love to go to shop fresh fruit and real Italian products in Fresh Pond or to walk in Grover Cleveland Park. The vibe is popular, familiar but things are going to change with new young people coming. Comparing my rent with Bushwick or Greenpoint, I find the price very good. Just be aware that if you are searching nightlife, art galleries, or cool cafè this is not the place.