Ridgewood is a village in Bergen County, New Jersey. It was created in 1894 with the same boundaries as Ridgewood Township. The village added portions of Orvil Township in 1902, but those were eventually returned in 1925. The village then acquired area from Wyckoff in the same year, Washington Township in 1971 and Ho-Ho-Kus in 1974.
In 2011, Money Magazine ranked Ridgewood as the 26th best place to live in America. In 2012, CNN Money ranked the village of Ridgewood as the 12th top-earning town in the United States.
Residents usually commute through the Ridgewood Train Station, which features three platforms. These platforms lead to locations such as Hoboken Terminal, Suffern and Port Jervis. Bus services on the 148, 163, 164, 175, 722 and 752 routes are also available in Ridgewood.
Students can choose from 9 public schools as well as 2 additional school facilities in Ridgewood. The additional school facilities house a pre-school program and private day care center. If you would like to join the thriving community of Ridgewood, you will be elated to know that your neighbors include notable public figures such as Toshiko D’Elia, Melinda Wagner, Jordin Sparks, Real Estate (an indie rock band) and Jeffrey Nordling.
Population change since 2000: +1.7%
Zip code: 07450
Median Family income: $138,763
Median House Value: $669,904
Median Real Estate Property Taxes: $10,158
Ancestries: Irish (15.5%), Italian (14.2%), German (9.8%), English (7.2%), Polish (3.8%), United States (3.1%)
Land area: 5.79 square miles
Population density: 4,381 people per square mile
Median resident age: 41.8 years
Colleges/universities nearest to Ridgewood:
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Bergen Community College
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Passaic County Community College
Berkeley College-Woodland Park
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
Public high school in Ridgewood:
Ridgewood High School
Private high school in Ridgewood:
Public elementary/middle schools in Ridgewood:
George Washington Middle School
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
Prog 1-Hearing Impaired School
Private elementary/middle schools in Ridgewood:
Ridgewood Montessori School
Montessori Learning Center
Bethlehem Early Learning Center
Ridgewood Nursery & Kindergarten
Little Crane Montessori School
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