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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$716,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,981
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Ridgewood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    31
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    8
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    180
    525
  • Theft
    586
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$147,823
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Ridgewood is a great town for young adults to raise their children. Ridgewood is a very tight knit community where everyone helps out and knows one another. The center of town has a good amount of shops and top rated restaurants in the county which attracts a very positive ribe throughout the town. Ridgewood residents are great supporters of the local businesses. Also, young children used the center of town as a safe haven to meet up with friends. They utilize the shops, restaurants, and movie theater; everything is within walking distance! Ridgewood has a fantastic school system that challenges students and allows for high college acceptance rates. The faulty is outstanding and does not leave anyone behind. Ridgewood's school system also offers a wide variety of afterschool activities for the children, including camps at the town pool! Overall Ridgewood is an outstanding town and a wonderful community for families to grow.
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A short commute to NYC, Ridgewood is a nice suburb located in northern NJ. When someone thinks of New Jersey usually their last thought is "nice," but this little town is charming and friendly. On the weekends you will see families at the duck pond or people enjoying a walk through the town center. We can boast the best pancake house and the most delicious creperie called Sooks. Some of my most nostalgic moments are at the town's little movie theater called Warner's Theater. If you feel like spreading your wings a bit more, you can easily take the NJ Transit to the city.
Living in Ridgewood for the past 17 of 18 years of my life, it has truly been an amazing place to live. I have gone through the elementary and middle school education system, and I know it is one of the best in the county. Ridgewood is also a very family friendly place with many schools. Downtown is a great area to hang out when one is free as there are shops, restaurants, a movie theater, a park, a library among much more store to do activities.