Ridgewood

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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 Lenni-Lenape Indians; Dutch settlers followed.  When the Paterson and Ramapo Railroad 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, a thriving business district, hospital, excellent recreation facilities and arts programs, mass transit connections, and a nationally recognized school system.

Ridgewood Town Information

 
Population 24,152
Police Department 54 regular full time
Public Schools
  • Orchard School K thru 5
  • Ridge School K thru 5
  • Somerville School K thru 5
  • Travell School K thru 5
  • Willard School K thru 5
  • Benjamin Franklin Middle School 6 thru 8
  • George Washington Middle School 6 thru 8
  • Ridgewood High School 9 thru 12
Parochial Schools
  • St. Catherine's InterParochial (Glen Rock) K8
  • Ridgewood School of Music
  • Ridgewood School of Fine Arts

Houses of Worship

  • A.M.E. Zion Church (S. Broad St. & Highwood Ave.)
  • Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran (Linwood Ave. & Cottage Pl.)
  • Christ Church Episcopal (Cottage Pi.)
  • First Church of Christ Scientist (Godwin Ave.)
  • First Presbyterian Church (E. Ridgewood Ave.)
  • First Reformed Church (Prospect St.)
  • Emanuel Baptist Church (E. Ridgewood Ave. & I lope St.J
  • Grace Church (Meadowbrook Ave. & Libby St.)
  • Latter Day Saints (Doremus Ave. & Lenox Ave.)
  • Mt. Bethel Baptist Church (S. Broad St. & Dean St.)
  • Mt. Carmei Roman Catholic Church (Prospect St. & Passaic Ave.)
  • Old Paramus Reformed Church of Ridgewood (E. Glen Ave.)
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ (Doremus Ave.)
  • Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church (Prospect Ave.)
  • Ridgewood Methodist Church (Dayton St.)
  • Saint Elizabeth's Episcopal Church (Fairmount
  • Temple Israel & Jewish Community Center (Grove St.)
  • Unitarian Church (Cottage Pi.)
  • Upper Ridgewood Community Church (Fairmount Rd. & Hillcrest Rd.)
  • Westside Presbyterian Church (W. Ridgewood Ave.)
Recreation
  • Graydon Park (Municipal Pool) (Linwood Ave. & N. Maple Ave.)
  • *Tennis Courts (E. Glen Ave., Bellair Rd., S. Pleasant Ave. & N. Monroe St.)
  • *(Tennis courts available after school hours at the High School and all day during the summer)
  • Wild Duck Pond (E. Ridgewood Ave.)
  • Veteran's Field (Linwood Ave. & N. Maple Ave.)
  • YMCA YWCA (Oak St.)
  • Playgrounds (Ridge, Travell & Somerville Schools)
Important Phone Numbers in Ridgewood
Police

Borough Hall

Board of Education

Transportation

201-652-3900

201-670-5500

201-670-2600

Short Line Bus 201-444-7005  
NJ Transit 1-800-772-2287

 

Ridgewood Organizations

 
  • American Legion & Auxiliary
  • Ridgewood Junior Football Sports Counsel
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Kiwanis Club
  • YMCAYWCA
  • Choral Group
  • College Club of Ridgewood
  • Garden Club
  • Village Players

 

  • Elks, Lions & Rotary Clubs
  • Exchange Club
  • FISH
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Newcomers Club
  • Orpheus Club, Gilbert & Sullivan
  • Republican Club
  • Ridgewood Singers
  • Ridgewood Symphony
  • Rifle Club
  • Scouts
  • Senior Citizens
  • Toastmasters Club
  • Woman's Club
  • Valley Hospital Auxiliary
  • V.F.W.

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