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Top 10 reasons to relocate to Ridgewood New Jersey

Ridgewood is a village in Bergen County, New Jersey with a population of around 25,000. Located approximately 20 miles northwest of Midtown Manhattan Ridgewood is a great town for New York City Commuters. You can take the train, ride the bus or drive. Ridgewood Schools rank at or near the top of the state. Ridgewood is the center of it all with the best downtown and restaurants in NJ.

Ridgewood High School

Ridgewood High School was the 28th ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine s September 2014 cover story "Top Public High Schools". The School building was designed by the famous architectural firm of Tracy and Swartwout. The newest part of the school, the state-of-the-art Science wing, was completed in 2011 and has 15 laboratory classrooms, computer labs, fitness center and much more.

Graydon Pool

Located at 259 N Maple Ave, Graydon Pool is one of the favorite places for Ridgewood families to spend time in hot summer days. The pool has a shaded playground, water play fountains, grills area and the Water Edge Café. You can play volleyball, basketball, ping-pong and other activities.

Van Neste Square Memorial Park

Van Neste Square Memorial Park one of the favorite destination for a walk, outdoor activities and just relaxing time. This park has a memorial to fallen veterans and a bust dedicated to Abraham Godwin.

Ridgewood Downtown

Ridgewood downtown is very busy place day and night. It has a movie theater, trendy shops, great restaurants - some with bistro-style sidewalk dinning. My favorite restaurants are Office Beer Bar & Grill and Sakura Bana Japanese Restaurant.

Valley Hospital

The Valley Hospital is the hospital of choice for hundreds of thousands of residents of northern New Jersey. Valley is a 451-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit hospital. In 2014, Valley record 47,534 admissions; 74,416 visits to the Bolger Emergency Department; and 3,424 births. Key services include cardiology, oncology, women’s and children’s services, emergency care, orthopedics and neurosciences.
The Valley Hospital is part of Valley Health System, which also includes Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group.
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Bow Tie Cinemas Warner Theater

The Movie Theater is conveniently located in downtown Ridgewood. You can grab a nice dinner and then relax in a comfortable chair and enjoy your movie. The friendly staff will make your experience even more pleasant.


Latour, A French-American Grill, is a unique dining experience. Ranked # 1 of 96 Restaurants in Ridgewood 90 Reviews Certificate of Excellence 2014. This modern French restaurant will impress you with elegance, charm and romantic atmosphere. You can bring your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy a delicious dinner. Latour is located next to the train station in Ridgewood.
Phone: 201 445-5056

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is a very popular food store in Ridgewood. The food in this store meets strict standards that require meats and poultry to be raised without antibiotics and prohibit trans fats and artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.
The store is open seven days a week from 8am to 10pm.
Phone # 201 670-0383

The Art Spot

The Art Spot is a unique art center for children and adults where you can learn, have fun at drawing and painting parties and get engaged in any artistic experience. A student art gallery offers the work of the most talented students for sale. Sue Stoll, a very successful graphic illustrator and instructor opened this place in 2005 and since then it becomes more and more popular with each year.

Ridgewood Public Library

The magnificent Ridgewood Library is open 7 days a week year-round, and offers thousands of sparkling events every year – more than any public library in NJ. Even babies have 3 Storytimes per week; older children Read to a Dog, join Book Groups, attend Family Concerts and volunteer. Knowledgeable staff welcome you to borrow books & media – or download them for free. Tech Classes now include Adobe Photoshop and Residents from 25 countries work with ESL volunteers and can read daily newspapers in Chinese and Korean. Discussion groups study books, films and current events.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm; Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday 9am – 5 pm; Sunday 1-5pm.
Please see or call 201-670-5600 to discover much more.

Ella Abramova

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Top 10 reasons to relocate to Ridgewood New Jersey