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%

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
    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%
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Ridgefield Reviews

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Awesome people, feels and is a community who support each other, kids, bikes, runners. Walkways, sidewalks all around. Superb local family owned boutiques who know their customers and their pets! Like no other nearby. Very warm and friendly. Community for the Arts is huge here. So many venues, much philanthropy. You'll live it Here!
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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.
It may look pristine from the outside, but if you dive into the Ridgefield lifestyle, you can see it is less perfect than it appears. Ridgefield is a wonderful town to grow up in as its schools provide an exemplary education from K-12 and the town is safe and family friendly. Community events such as the annual Fall in Love with Ridgefield festival and Holiday Stroll support family businesses and encourage unity among town residents. However, the lack of diversity and affordability sometimes leaves Ridgefield youth unprepared to face reality. Oftentimes Ridgefield feels like an idyllic fantasy town that you would visit on vacation, when you block out the real world. This sensation has been referred to as the "Ridgefield Bubble," and it is apparent that some of the town's youth are affected by it. While Ridgefield's advantages attract many residents, this is an issue that cannot be addressed easily by politicians, and may have to start from the bottom with the people themselves.