Moving from New York City into the "wilds" of New Jersey is a major step for anyone - knowing the right place to land can take the worry out of your decision making process.
Ridgewood, New Jersey, located about twenty five miles northwest of Manhattan, is a great place to start. A perfect blend between upscale, amenity-filled living, and the peacefulness of the suburbs, Ridgewood is a terrific place for settle.
Just five square miles, Ridgewood New Jersey provides many of the amenities that New Yorkers have long enjoyed in their neighborhoods - expansive shopping areas, a variety of restaurants for everything from a quick coffee to international fine dining, great schools as well as fun community activities for the whole family.
An extensive array of organizations and volunteer activities connect residents with each other - local government advisory boards, civic organizations, arts organizations, social service associations are among the ways to get involved and be social.
Downtown Ridgewood New Jersey is a welcome sight for any New Yorker who's grown used to a wide selection of choices in both dining and shopping. From chains to local establishment, the thriving main thoroughfare in Ridgewood has everything you can imagine.
Choice and opportunity are two of the reasons one might choose to move from New York City to New Jersey - and they're exactly why Ridgewood is a great transition from "city" to "suburban" life.
The center of Ridgewood is more than geography - its also about the outstanding school system (seven elementary, two middle and one high school), fine local community hospital and many houses of worship.
Ridgewood has been called "the commuter's secret" - whether you work in Manhattan or just feel the urge for a day trip, the ride between Ridgewood and New York is a breeze. From the train station in the center of town to Hoboken is a quick thirty five minute ride and then there's a choice of trains and buses into New York City. If you'd rather bus it, a wide selection of buses - including an express to Port Authority - stop at various points around town. Super convenient!
If you would like to learn more about Ridgewood New Jersey, northwest Bergen County or would like to talk with someone who's made this transition, please contact me, Kristin Graves, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-825-6600 ext 222.