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Ridgefield is a thriving community of approximately 11,000 residents. The borough is 2.6 square miles. It is located in the southeastern part of the county. Because of it's location it is convenient to commute to New York City. Ridgefield is also near many major roadways. The borough is within close proximity to Newark International Airport and Teterboro Airport. There are numerous shopping and dining options located in Ridgefield.
 
Ridgefield has a strong school system. Students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade attend Ridgefield Schools. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten attend Shaler Academy, first graders attend Bergen Boulevard, and grades two through eight attend the Slocum-Skewes School. High school students attend Ridgefield Memorial High School.

Ridgefield real estate attracts buyers from around the state because of its location, strong school system and numerous amenities.

Originally, Ridgefield was called "English Neighborhood". This covered land between the Hackensack and Hudson Rivers stretching from Fairview to Englewood. Ridgefield was named because of the Ridge running from Fairview to Englewood. Ridgefield became a borough in 1887; the first Bergen County municipality to separate from the above. Among well-known known citizens was Samuel B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph. He owned large tracts of land in Ridgefield and Palisades Park. Morse Avenue, Ridgefield, is named in his honor.

 

General Information:

Town Name:

Ridgefield

City Hall:

Ridgefield Borough Hall

Address:

604 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield NJ 07657

Phone Number:

201-943-5215

Land Area:

Distance to NYC:

18 miles

Town Website:

http://www.ridgefieldboro.com/

Library Website:

http://www.bccls.org

Water Service:

United Water Company

Gas & Electric:

P.S.E.&G.

 

Demographics:

Population:

11,006

Population Density / Mile:

4,217

Median Age:

40.9

Number of Households:

4,012

Average Household Size:

3

Households with Children:

1,435

Median Household Income:

$67,286

Median Years in Residence:

4

Annual Residential Turnover:

13

Median Dwelling Age:

46