Neighborhood Guide: Ridgewood, NJ

Located in Bergen County, Ridgewood is a village with the zip code 07450, and it has been recognized by the Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in the United States. Ridgewood is one of the highest earning towns in the country as well. This community has a lot to offer to both locals and tourists. Whether you want to spend time with your family or unwind via solo activities, Ridgewood has it all. If you want to explore the village and get to know it better, here is a simple guide to get started:

Living in Ridgewood, NJ

For starters, Ridgewood is home to an array of elegant architecture and high-end restaurants that are within walking distance. Residents have praised Ridgewood for how walkable it is. Running errands on a daily basis can be done with exceptional ease. If you live in Ridgewood, you are also ensured a convenient commute. The Ridgewood Train Station takes you to locations such as Port Jervis, Suffern, and Hoboken Terminal. You can also make use of the bus services on the 752, 722, 175, 164, 163, and 148 routes. If you plan to raise your kids in Ridgewood, you can rest assured that quality schools are located in the village. There are nine public schools that your children can enroll in.

Dining Spots


Owned by Michael Latour, the French-American grill concept dining spot has been around for the past decade. With his culinary experience in some of New York’s finest hotels, diners are assured an exceptional dining experience every single time. How does some lump crabmeat strudel, braised boneless short ribs, or pan roasted duck breast sound?

Sakura Bana

Sakura Bana is a family-friendly, traditional Japanese restaurant located in 43 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood. The restaurant is spearheaded by Sushi Chef Ken Kuriki and his dedicated team. You can expect to find a large selection of sashimi, sushi and other traditional Japanese specialties for both lunch and dinner. If you are in a rush, take out service is available as well.

Points of Interest

Archibald Vroom House

Located in the Central Business District of Ridgewood, the Archibald Vroom House is one of the rare buildings one can find in the village. The building actually housed the oldest hospital in the town building as well as the oldest retail store on Ridgewood Avenue. The Vroom House is so notable that it also has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Garret Mountain Reservation

The Garret Mountain Reservation features a 568-acre park and is Passaic County’s major recreational area. Visitors often come for the picnic areas, basketball courts, walking and running trails, and grass fields for various activities. In addition, there is an Equestrian Center that provides horseback riding lessons. If you are an avid angler, do check out the Barbour’s Pond as it is state stocked with fish.

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