Introduction to Ridgewood, New Jersey
Ridgewood, New Jersey is 4 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 17 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Bergen county. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metro area. The population of Ridgewood is 24,936.
Johannes Van Emburgh is said to have been the first modern settler who built a home in Ridgewood. At that time the area was called Hochaos. It was named Paramus in 1725. The Paterson and Ramapo Railroad was established in this area in 1848, which lead to rapid development. Ridgewood was established as a town in November of 1894.
Ridgewood and nearby Attractions
- Ridgewood Public Libary
- Ridgewood Historical & Preservation Society
- Wild Duck Pond
- Veterans Memorial Field
- Graydon Park
- Van Neste Square
Things To Do In Ridgewood
The Wilsey Square provides great opportunities for shopping and dining. The Bergen County Public Park has heavily wooded paths, a pond and a dog park, all of which make it a very popular destination.
The Newark Liberty International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Ridgewood Higher Education
Higher education is provided at the Bergen Community College.