The Village of Ridgewood is a town of tree lined streets and classic homes known for its proximity to Manhattan while still providing a suburban setting. The town offers a wide range of single family homes ranging from small houses to expansive Colonials. There are some condos and apartments available as well. There is a train station in located downtown and offers the train lines and a taxi platform. NJ Jersey transit bus service is available. Ridgewood is easily accessible from NJ Rt. 17. Garden State Parkway and County Road 507.
Ridgewood has a distinctive downtown which offers many upscale shops and exceptional dining choices. Also in town is a move theater and convenient municipal parking lots for shoppers. There are several recreational areas. Graydon Pool which offers a sandy beach and playground area. The Graydon Kasschau Memorial Shell is an outdoor amphitheater which offers concerts and special events throughout the year. There are also 12 fields for sporting events and an expansive library in this municipal complex.
Ridgewood is a 5.8 square mile town with ten public schools. There is a pre-school, six elementary schools for grades K-5, two middle schools for grades 6-8, one high school which continually receives high marks as one of the top high schools in New Jersey.