Close to NYC
Ridgewood, a suburb of NYC, is an ideal bedroom community. This well-established upscale community is located 30 minutes from Manhattan (by car), and is easily commutable by train or bus, though you will be one of thousands each morning. Home to many corporate CEO's and upper to mid-level managers, the village offers a wide variety of services to all age groups from young marrieds to senior citizens. The school system is excellent and the high tax rate reflects the emphasis on education. I've lived here for more than 30 years and there is no better place to raise a family, if you can afford it. The village is safe, clean and beautiful, especially in spring and summer. The pretty downtown area has become well-known for its restaurants, though parking on a Friday or Saturday night can be ba challenge. Overall Ridgewood is one of the nicest towns in northeastern NJ.