"Ridgewood, New Jersey" Ridgewood by mikelisaanna

Ridgewood Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 23 photos

Ridgewood is the town where we live. It is located in New Jersey, and is about 25 miles northwest of New York City - close enough that we can easily come into the city on weekends, yet far enough that it is much less hectic and stressful. Ridgewood has a population of approximately 25,000 people. It is an older suburb (by US standards). It was incorporated in 1894, and most of the homes were built before World War II. Ridgewood is best-known for its tree-lined streets and a cute downtown that is about 5 blocks by 2 blocks in size. It is also known for being the restaurant capital of northern New Jersey, with over 50 restaurants.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great schools and restaurants, historic downtown district
  • Cons:High taxes, downtown parking can be a problem
  • In a nutshell:A very nice town with a lot to offer
  • Intro Updated Jun 11, 2006
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  • Andreja86's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Never heard of Ridgewood before. I might go there with my girlfriend when we go to USA next summer!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2009 at 4:21 AM

    50 Restaurants, including 3 Thai Restaurants in such a small town! Wow! They all sound so pricey though. The tree lighting ceremonies and 4th of July celebrations sound wonderful.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    What a lovely hometown you live in and those restaurants sound so delicious. Wonderful page!

  • ForestqueenNYC's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Just checking your Ridgewood page again after several years. It is such a lovely town.

  • moiraistyx's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    Richie and I just drove through here on Saturday. There sure are a lot of traffic lights. LOL

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    real hometown usa.

  • LiliCanada's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2006 at 11:34 PM

    Thank you for your comment on my Medugorje page. Your home town looks beautiful. How kewl to be only 25 minutes from the Big Apple. Safe travels!

  • Martman's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2006 at 10:39 PM

    Thanks for your comment. Your town looks peaceful! I am in Chicago now!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2005 at 8:55 AM

    You must be fairly close to my son in East Hanover, NJ>

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