Ridgewood is a village in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 24,958, reflecting an increase of 22 (+0.1%) from 24,936 in the 2000 Census, which had increased by 784 (+3.2%) from 24,152 in the 1990 Census. Ridgewood is a suburban bedroom community in New York City, approximately 20 miles (32 km) north of New Jersey, New Jersey.
It has been one of the state’s highest-income communities. In 2000, its per capita income of $51,658 was ranked the 35th-highest in the state. Based on data from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey, it had a per-capita income of $67,560, 31st in the state. Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2013–2017, it had a median household income of $162,011, ranked 7th among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, and was more than double the statewide median of $76,475.
In 1700, Johannes Van Emburgh built the first home in Ridgewood, having purchased a 250 acres (100 ha) property in 1698. The Village of Ridgewood was created on November 20, 1894, with the same boundaries as Ridgewood Township, also in Bergen County. The Village became the municipal government while the Township remained a school district. In 1902, the village added portions of Orvil Township, which were returned to Orvil Township in 1915. In 1925, Ridgewood Village acquired the area from Franklin Township (remainder now dissolved as Wyckoff). On February 9, 1971, Ridgewood acquired the area from Washington Township. On May 28, 1974, it acquired an area from Ho-Ho-Kus. The name of the village derives from the characteristics of its terrain.
In 1700, Johannes Van Emburgh built the first home in Ridgewood, having purchased a 250 acres (100 ha) property in 1698.
Parks and Recreation
- Graydon Park, located between Linwood and North Maple Avenues, in Northern New Jersey, NJ which includes a beach park pool, baseball field, soccer field, and roller rink.
- Veterans Field, located next to the library and police station, includes four baseball and softball fields and a bandshell offering free concerts. The Ridgewood High School baseball team plays its home games here.
- Citizens Park, located across the street from George Washington Middle School, is located across George Washington Middle School; Citizens Park includes two baseball fields and a soccer field. The hill is often used in the winter for sledding.
- Ridgewood Wild Duck Pond, part of Bergen’s Saddle River County Park, is located on East Ridgewood Avenue between Paramus Road and Pershing Avenue. Amenities include a circular path with bench seating around a duck pond, a picnic pavilion, additional picnic areas, a children’s playground, a fenced-in dog park, restroom facilities, and a 6-mile, multi-use bike entrance & pedestrian pathway. This pathway connects Ridgewood Duck Pond with five other areas along the Saddle River County Park: Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Rochelle Park, and Saddle Brook. Fishing (NJ state license required) and ice skating are allowed at the pond. However, the water is treated with certain chemicals, and swimming is strictly prohibited. EZ Bed Bug Exterminator NJ
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