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.

Ridgewood History

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 Library
  • 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.

Ridgewood Transportation

The Newark Liberty International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Ridgewood Higher Education

Higher education is provided at the Bergen Community College.

Ridgewood Almanac

County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes07450
P.O. Box Zip Codes7451
Phone Area Codes201
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.98
Approximate Longitude-74.11

Ridgewood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Ridgewood Public Libraries

Ridgewood Public Library
Ridgewood, New Jersey
(201) 670-5600

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Ridgewood Hospitals

Valley Hospital
223 North Van Dien Avenue
(201) 447-8000

Ridgewood Public Schools

Ridge Elementary School
325 West Ridgewood Ave
ZIP: 7450
(201) 670-2740
Total Enrollment 483
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
335 North Van Dien Ave
ZIP: 7451
(201) 670-2780
Total Enrollment 737
George Washington Middle School
155 Washington Pl
ZIP: 7451
(201) 670-2790
Total Enrollment 650
Glen School
865 East Glen Avenue
ZIP: 7451
(201) 251-3140
Total Enrollment 34
Hawes Elementary School
531 Stevens Avenue
ZIP: 7451
(201) 670-2720
Total Enrollment 412
Orchard Elementary School
230 Demarest St
ZIP: 7451
(201) 670-2730
Total Enrollment 312
Ridgewood High School
627 East Ridgewood Ave
ZIP: 7451
(201) 670-2800
Total Enrollment 1714
Somerville Elementary School
45 South Pleasant Ave
ZIP: 7451
(201) 670-2750
Total Enrollment 457
Travell Elementary School
340 Bogert Ave
ZIP: 7451
(201) 670-2760
Total Enrollment 378
Willard Elementary School
601 Morningside Rd
ZIP: 7451
(201) 670-2770
Total Enrollment 497

Ridgewood Private Schools

Bethlehem Early Learning Center
155 Linwood Ave
ZIP: 7450
Total Enrollment 22
Holmstead School
14 Hope St
ZIP: 7450
Total Enrollment 69
Little Crane Montessori School
113 Cottage Pl
ZIP: 7450
Total Enrollment 4
Ridgewood Nursery & Kindergarten School
865 E Glen Ave
ZIP: 7450
Total Enrollment 23
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