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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Ridgefield is a town in Connecticut with a population of 25,070. Ridgefield is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Ridgefield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ridgefield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Ridgefield tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Ridgefield are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$655,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,639
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Ridgefield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    11.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    209.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Ridgefield

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$158,518
National
$55,322
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Ridgefield Reviews

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I have lived all over the world and there is nowhere I’d rather be than Ridgefield, CT! It is by far my favorite place to live. It is one of the safest towns in the country and the people are so welcoming and friendly. There is so much to do in the town-too many things to list, but there are 4 performing art centers with NYC quality shows. There is a vibrant arts scene, lots of fabulous restaurants, theatre, stores, coffee shops, dancing and night life. There are endless outdoor activities like horseback riding, golf, hiking, swimming and cycling. The lifestyle/quality of life in Ridgefield is amazing. We are able to live in a place with a picture perfect Main Street, nice people, safety and lots to do, while enjoying the natural beauty of parks, nature preserves, sanctuaries, lakes, ponds, streams and more. Thank you Ridgefield!
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Ridgefield is an upper middle class town in Fairfield County. Living in a town like Ridgefield comes with many positives. World class school system, a safe town center with little to no crime. Also the convenience to lower Westchester and New York City makes Ridgefield a very desirable place to live. Ridgefield is a family town, so to be single in Ridgefield is not that enjoyable. Ridgefield falls in line with surrounding towns such as New Canaan, Wilton and Westport. As you could imagine your bank account needs to fall in line as well. The pressures of wealth and status does not escape you in Ridgefield even though Ridgefield seems to be a more well rounded town. Ridgefield may give the effect of being snobby and pretentious but hey its Connecticut!
Ridgefield is voted the best place to live in Fairfield County for a reason. The town is safe and picturesque. All the neighborhoods are kept nicely and it’s truly like living in a bubble. Even though you are a bit further from NYC than other comparable towns, the home town feel is worth it. Ridgefield school district has always been nationally ranked and recognized. The sense of community in Ridgefield is really what I've come to enjoy the most. Ridgefield may be an affluent town but the majority of the people aren't blinded by money and truly care about one another. Take a walk down Ridgefield’s Main Street and you will see what I mean!