Full of charming small businesses and great local flavor
Welcome to Ridgewood
Luxurious homes and a vibrant community feel make Ridgewood a truly exciting place to be. This New Jersey neighborhood is full of beautiful architecture, spacious parks, and enchanting attractions. There's always something to do in Ridgewood, no matter what time of the day or night, but the area is still immensely peaceful, a quality that the many families who live here love. There are dozens of great local businesses in Ridgewood, including charming boutiques and inviting restaurants.
What to Love
- A bustling main street
- A wide variety of shops and restaurants
- Lots of great festivals and parades
- Stunning homes and apartment buildings
New York City is only about an hour away from Ridgewood, but the peace and tranquility that residents find here can make it seem like a whole other world. Ridgewood embraces small businesses and industry, and most of the businesses that make up the downtown area are comprised of locally-owned hotspots that are beloved by residents and tourists alike.
Ridgewood is peaceful and private, making it a great location for families and those with young children — but plenty of entrepreneurs and businesspeople call Ridgewood home as well.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Park West Tavern
is one of Ridgewood's true favorites, a restaurant that serves up delicious steak and seafood dishes, along with handcrafted cocktails and an extensive beer menu. Pardis Persian Grill
is a fan-favorite Persian eatery that offers a casual atmosphere and delicious food - perfect for low-key nights out with family and friends or grabbing lunch with coworkers. Take a seat, enjoy the friendly atmosphere and handcrafted cuisine, and discover why this restaurant remains a firm favorite with Ridgewood residents.
Pierre & Michel Authentic French Bakery
is where locals go to get handcrafted pastries and bread. This popular local bakery also makes special-order cakes that are truly out of this world in a wide variety of flavors and designs.
Things to Do
Ridgewood is renowned for its excellent, exciting festivals that encourage community involvement. Oktoberfest
is one of the most highly-anticipated annual festivals, an event that celebrates the spirit of the fall season through live music, delicious food, and a wide variety of vendors and participants. Winterfest
is hosted at Van Neste Square Memorial Park. Enjoy ice sculptures, storytelling, and incredible performances even as you immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Make sure to arrive early, since hundreds of people visit this festival on an annual basis.
Ridgewood is also home to many incredible parks and outdoor amenities, making it a perfect place for anyone who loves the great outdoors. With easy access to the best that the city has to offer, along with excellent community parks and hiking trails, Ridgewood is a true delight - a community that anyone would be proud to call home.