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Pros

-Diverse economy
-Close to New York City
-Good climate for region

Cons

-Some blighted areas
-Cost of living
-Long commutes


What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area


The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.


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Quick Facts About Ridgefield


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Ridgefield is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ridgefield jobs have Increased by 1.74 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ridgefield's cost of living is 103.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Ridgefield's population is 7,935 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.90 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Ridgefield is $633,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Ridgefield public schools spend $17,850 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Ridgefield.

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Comments


who knew heaven was a place on earth
if you can afford it ridgefield cannot be beat. it is the town "stepford" was modeled after, its freakishly perfect. yes its crazy expensive but you truly get everything... (read more)
Great place to raise a family
Fantastic public schools. Plenty of cultural activities (museums, symphony, playhouse, summer concerets in the park...etc)Overflowing with young families so there are a... (read more)
Great Small Town
Great place to live. Friendly people, small town yet with great restaurants and shops. Property taxes have gotten a little high, but are supposed to plateau over the... (read more)
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