Introduction to Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 3 miles N of North Bergen, New Jersey and 8 miles N of New York, New York. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 12,873 people lived in Ridgefield Park.
Ridgefield Park History
The Lenni Lenapes were among the first inhabitants in the area now known as Ridgefield Park. The Dutch began to settle here in the 17th century. The first settlements in the village of Ridgefield Park can be traced back to 1685. Hendrick Jorisen Brinkerhoff is recorded as the first settler in Ridgefield Park.
Ridgefield Park and nearby Attractions
- American Museum of Natural History
- Ridgefield Park Free Public Library
- Abyssinian Baptist Church
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton House
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Dahnert's Lake County Park
Things To Do In Ridgefield Park
Interesting locations in the Ridgefield Park village include the Ridgefield Park Free Public Library, the Ridgefield Park Station, and the West View Station. Apart from this, one can visit the historical sites and museums nearby, like the Morris-Jumel Mansion, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the American Museum of Natural History, the New Jersey Naval Museum or the International Center of Photography.
Ridgefield Park Transportation
Air transportation is available from La Guardia Airport.
Ridgefield Park Higher Education
Residents can pursue higher educational opportunities at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Cuny City College, Columbia University, Barnard College and Bergen Community College.