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Ridgefield Park is a thriving village located within 30 minutes of Manhattan. It has a population of approximately 12,900 residents. Ridgefield Park is one of only four villages in the state, joining Loch Arbour, Ridgewood and South Orange. The village offers numerous parks and recreation programs, a strong school system and a convenient location, making it a popular choice for people looking for real estate in Bergen County.

The village of Ridgefield Park offers over eleven public parks, with many offering picnic areas, playgrounds, ball fields, gardens and tennis and basketball courts. In addition to year-round recreation programs, residents also enjoy a community pool, a canoe club and numerous festivals, including one of the country’s longest continuous Fourth of July parades.

The village’s close proximity to New York City allows residents to enjoy the world-renowned cultural, dining and entertainment options in Manhattan. Residents also enjoy the many entertainment and recreation activities located throughout the greater Bergen County area.

The Public School District serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade attend one of three elementary schools, including Grant School, Lincoln School and Roosevelt School. Students in grades seven through twelve attend Ridgefield Park High School.

With extensive recreational and entertainment options, a large variety of homes for sale and property types to offer, not to mention the city’s close proximity to New York City, Ridgefield Park real estate attracts buyers from around the state.

In 1860 only 15 families resided in Ridgefield Park, with stages bringing people into New York. In 1886, the first school was built and by 1888 the population had grown to almost five hundred people, with farming as the principal occupation. By that time there were thirty nine school children and one teacher. The village form of government was instituted by 1892 with a territory of 620 acres.

 

General Information:

Town Name:

Ridgefield Park

City Hall:

Ridgefield Park Village Hall

Address:

234 Main Street, Ridgefield Park NJ 07660

Phone Number:

201-641-4950

Land Area:

Distance to NYC:

5 miles

Town Website:

http://www.ridgefieldpark.org

Library Website:

http://www.bccls.org

Water Service:

United Water Company

Gas & Electric:

P.S.E.&G.

 

Demographics:

Population:

12,965

Population Density / Mile:

7,489

Median Age:

38.6

Number of Households:

4,912

Average Household Size:

3

Households with Children:

1,646

Median Household Income:

$65,336

Median Years in Residence:

4

Annual Residential Turnover:

14

Median Dwelling Age:

57