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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  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
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
About Ridgewood...
Population
25,430

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%
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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
A-
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
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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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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.
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...