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    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
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
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

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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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    12
    500
  • Theft
    362
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64
    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
B+
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 has a quaint, cute main street with lots of little boutiques and stores. Main street allows people to walk their dogs, meet friends, and take your kids out for ice cream. The people are very friendly and nice!
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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!
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.