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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  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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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Ridgefield is a town in Connecticut with a population of 25,206. Ridgefield is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Ridgefield offers residents a 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
$671,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,601
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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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
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
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    11.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    362.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    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
$151,399
National
$55,322
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Ridgefield Reviews

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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!
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I've lived in Ridgefield my whole life and love it! It's a clean, nice town and a majority of the people are warm and friendly along with also being very welcoming. One of my favorite things about Ridgefield is during the holiday season how pretty Main Street looks with all the lights.
Ridgefield is a great place for young families, as there are plenty of amenities for the old and young alike. One complication is that there are very few sidewalks the further away from downtown one gets, so a car is required to go nearly everywhere. There isn't an abundance of nightlife opportunities, and the few hot bars and restaurants are usually very crowded, and generally expensive. However, it is a very safe place to be. You can leave your car unlocked nearly anywhere you go. The public schools are fantastic, providing a great environment for raising children in a safe place, even though there is a large lack of diversity.