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
$724,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,960
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

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
    16
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    125
    500
  • Theft
    668
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$144,734
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    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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I went to Ridgewood H.S., & returned recently for 2 yrs. to do eldercare & sell our house. It is family friendly & safe, with a great library., pool, and art & craft businesses (among overpriced stores). The location is good for public transit. However, single adults here can feel isolated, depending on one's neighborhood. My street has a wonderful yearly block party. but my own close neighbors were mostly "out to lunch" when it came to ever talking to me or inquiring about my relative. I was a single woman w/ no car and thankfully reconnected with a h.s. classmate .. Fortunately h.s. reunions are now friendly (snob factor decreases with age!). The town tried to reach out to seniors recently. (The small senior center could use more resources...). I appreciate having lived here once but now as an adult I'd choose a place with more diversity and nightlife...
NOTE: Very little affordable housing for seniors or anyone...
The town is beautiful! It's clean and very welcoming. My only complaint is the ignored drug and alcohol problem, as well as the speeding problem.