About Ridgewood

About Ridgewood


Ridgewood is almost a six square mile village in Northeastern Bergen County, Fifteen miles from New York City. It was originally the home of the Leni-Lenape Indians; Dutch settlers followed. When the Paterson and Ramapo laid tracks and established a station wealthy New Yorkers looking for summer recreation built estates in the area, and eventually became year-round residents. Today, Ridgewood has a population of over twenty-four thousand residents, thriving business district, hospital, and a nationally recognized school system.

Ridgewood Village Hall
131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-5500

Population: 24,997
Zip code: 07451
Median Family income: $147,500

Post Office
143 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 447-2135

Public Library
125 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-5600

Map of Ridgewood

Public Schools

Glen School (pre-school)
865 E Glen Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 251-3140

Hawes Elementary school
531 Stevens Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-2720

Orchard Elementary School
230 Demarest St, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-2730

Ridge Elementary School
325 W Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-2740

Somerville Elementary School
45 S Pleasant Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-2750

Travell Elementary School
340 Bogert Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-2760

Willard Elementary School
601 Morningside Rd, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-2770

Benjamin Franklin Middle School
335 N Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-2780

George Washington Middle School
155 Washington Pl, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-2790

Ridgewood High School
627 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-2800

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Daycare & Nursery Schools

Sara's Pre School
303 Prospect St, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 445-8980

Little Ivy Learning Center
660 E Glen Ave, Ridgewood. Tel:(201) 444-0048

Cooperative Nursery School of Ridgewood
100 Dayton St, Ridgewood. Tel:(201) 447-6232

Bethlehem Early Learning Center
155 Linwood Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 444-6678

West Side Nursery School
6 South Monroe St, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 447-3501

The Little School of Waldwick
40 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick NJ. Tel: (201) 689-0034

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Parks & Recreation

Recreation Department
259 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 670-5568

Graydon Pool
200 Northern Parkway, Ridgewood

Community Center
201-670-5560 ext. 301

Van Neste Square Memorial Park
S Walnut St, Ridgewood. Tel:(201) 670-5500

Saddle River Park-Wild Duck
1133 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 444-8843

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Parks & Recreation
The Alpine Swim & Tennis clubs (open to all residents): 201-767-9777.

Montammy & Tamcrest Country Clubs. Baseball, Girls Softball, Football, Soccer, Basketball, Girl & Boy Scouts.

Historic House: The 18th century Cornwallis house nestled under the cliffs near the Alpine Boat Basin is a State & National Landmark. It takes its name from General Charles Cornwallis, who, according to legend stopped there in 1776 while on his way to attack rebel forces in Fort Lee. Decorated with period furniture, the house is open to the public during summer weekends on a limited basis.
Alpine Boat Basin Palisade Interstate Park: 201-768-9768
Cresskill School of Art 300 Knickerbocker Road Tel: 201-503-0044
The Tenafly Nature Center with hiking trails a natural lake and various botany is open to the public year round.
Tenafly Recreation offers a wide variety of instructional programs for all ages and seasonally themed special events. 
The JCC on the Palisades one of the largest in the county offers many cultural and sports facilities and events including outdoor and indoor swimming pools. Located at 411 East Clinton Ave, is an agency serving families, senior adults and singles in Bergen County. Members enjoy full use of indoor/outdoor swimming pools, tennis, racquetball and squash courts, gyms, indoor track and state of the art fitness center. Members can also enroll their children in the JCC's nursery school, kindergarten and after school programming, summer camps and year round sports programs.
The Knickerbockers Country Club features golf, tennis and a swimming pool.
Tenafly Senior Center welcomes older adults from Tenafly and other Bergen County towns. The center offers a full weekday program of activities for adults age 55 and older.

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The Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 447-8000

HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley  
250 Old Hook Rd, Westwood. Tel: (201) 383-1035

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center  
257 Lafayette Ave, Suffern, NY. Tel: (845) 368-5000

Hospital for Special Surgery Paramus Outpatient Center
140 E Ridgewood Ave #175s, Paramus. Tel: (201) 599-8000

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Houses Of Worship


First Presbyterian Church  
722 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 652-2504

Bethlehem Lutheran Church  
155 Linwood Ave, Ridgewood. Tel:(201) 444-3600

Emmanuel Baptist Church  
14 Hope St, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 444-1333

Grace Church  
340 Meadowbrook Ave, Ridgewood. (201) 444-0123



Temple Israel & Jewish Center  
475 Grove St, Ridgewood. Tel:(201) 444-9320

Temple Beth Or  
56 Ridgewood Rd # 1, Township of Washington. Tel:(201) 664-7422

Glen Rock Jewish Center  
682 Harristown Rd, Glen Rock. Tel: (201) 652-6624

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Utilities & Services

Public Utilities
PSE&G (gas/electric)
Rockland Electric

Other Services

Verizon (phone/Internet)
Cabelvision (Optimum)
Time Warner Cable

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Bus lines

- New Jersey Transit 163 / 164 runs to Port Authority in Manhattan averaging 60 minutes.

For more information click here. 

There is no train service between Ridgewood & Manhattan.  

Three major airports located in the metropolitan area:

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Grocery Stores

Stop & Shop  
175 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood. Tel:(201) 444-6222

Kings Super Markets  
112 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood. Tel:(201) 493-4924

Whole Foods Market  
44 Godwin Ave, Ridgewood. Tel:(201) 670-0383

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For recommended restaurants in Ridgewood click here

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Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital  
320 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 447-6000

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital  
70 Goffle Rd, Midland Park. Tel:(201) 445-0030

Hartwick Maribeth DVM  
320 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood. Tel: (201) 447-6000

Hohokus Veterinary Hospital  
22 Sycamore Ave, Ho-Ho-Kus. Tel:(201) 652-1258

Contact Information

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