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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  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
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Ridgefield is a suburb of New York City with a population of 11,369. Ridgefield is in Bergen County. Living in Ridgefield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Ridgefield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ridgefield and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Ridgefield are highly rated.
About Ridgefield...
Population
11,369

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$447,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,593
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Ridgefield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    8.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    8.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    480.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Ridgefield

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,690
National
$55,322
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Ridgefield Reviews

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Ridgefield is a quiet, safe neighborhood. While attending school all my life living here, I found the education system to be average. Teachers were kind and stood after school for extra curricular activities and extra help in some subjects. Unfortunately there is no real nightlife, however Ridgefield is close to other towns like Palisades Park, Edgewater and Fortlee. One nice aspect of the town is during the summer the town provides highschool students jobs counseling campers in day to day activity as well as the opportunity to become a certified life guard.
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I may not find every store necessary directly in town. But everything I want and need are very near by in surrounding towns. It is a very convenient location. Especially being in Bergen county and having the blue tag law, my neighboring county is Hudson therefore no need to travel far if I need to go clothes shopping on a Sunday and NYC is few minutes away. My neighborhood is very quiet not necessarily close knit neighborly area where everyone knows everyone but for the most part people keep to themselves and don't cause problems.To rent in the area is pretty pricey but I somehow like a needle in a haystack found an amazing deal! I wouldn't mind staying in Ridgefield permanently.
Ridgefield is a great town to live in good school system. I graduated from Ridgefield Memorial High School. Best high school experience I’ve ever had h