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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Ridgewood is a suburb of New York City with a population of 25,269. Ridgewood is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Ridgewood offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ridgewood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Ridgewood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ridgewood are highly rated.
About Ridgewood...
Population
25,269

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$738,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,996
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Ridgewood 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    3.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    86.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    511.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Ridgewood

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$168,608
National
$55,322

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Ridgewood Reviews

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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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Full of amenities and is great for families. Not as affluent as Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, or Saddle River, though definitely a reasonably wealthy town. Excellent downtown filled with shops and restaurants.
Love Ridgewood! Moved here for the schools, the education is amazing. The town is fun and walkable. I feel safe here and recommend to parents to move to Ridgewood.