A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$673,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,487
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    4
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    55
    525
  • Theft
    355
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    4
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$145,902
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Ridgefield Reviews

63 reviews
All Categories
I like the fact that people care about each other. It is a small town with a very close community. Local businesses and groups such as dance studios, sports teams, clubs, and businesses come together to make the community better in some way and give back. Beautiful downtown and main street.

One thing that Ridgefield could benefit from is some night life! Any kind a all! The only things open after 10 pm are the Dunkin Donuts and the Hideaway Restaurant. Even with the slowness at night, the town is bustling on saturday mornings and friday afternoons.
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This is a wonderful place to live. Old timey but upgraded. The atmosphere is clean and welcoming. Many adults choose to raise their children in this town. The education system is outstanding. The residential areas are quiet and safe. Ridgefield is beautiful and the community offers many to its residents. From fantastic fine dining and entertainment to wonderful public facilities such as the boys and girls club, recreation center and the most beautiful library I have ever seen. I cannot say enough positive about Ridgefield.
Ridgefield was better before everyone discovered it. It is a quaint town, but the traffic has become horrendous on weekends. Great food though!