Introduction to Ridgefield, New Jersey
Ridgefield, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 2 miles N of North Bergen, New Jersey and 6 miles N of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,830 people in Ridgefield.
The earliest English immigrants settled in this area sometime around 1603. The first permanent English settler was Robert Earle. The present town of Ridgefield was originally a part of the Ridgefield Township, but was officially incorporated as a separate borough in May of 1892.
Ridgefield and nearby Attractions
- George Washington Bridge
- New York Botanical Garden
- Central Park Zoo
- Overpeck County Park
- Riverbank State Park
- Fort Lee Historic Park & Museum
Things To Do In Ridgefield
New York is only a few minutes away from Ridgefield, so one can visit the various attractions of New York that are famous all over the world. The local recreation department is active at organizing educational and recreational programs including sporting events, personality development classes and holiday celebrations.
La Guardia Airport is a short drive away.
Ridgefield Higher Education
There are various educational institutions near Ridgefield including Columbia University, Barnard College, Cuny City College and Fairleigh Dickinson University.