Chestnut Village offers big-city amenities and small-town charm

Nestled in the heart of Bergen County, NJ, Ridgewood is an idyllic haven where serene tree-lined residential streets surround a lively and bustling town center. Young parents pushing strollers share the broad sidewalks with friends kibitzing at an outdoor café where local professionals frequently gather to meet over lunch. Grandparents treat grandchildren to a freshly made waffle cone at Kilwin’s, and teens meet up for a matinee at the Bow Tie Cinemas Warner Quad.

Shoppers exit the eclectic variety of locally owned stores with happy smiles and bags filled with the likes of gifts and home décor items and clothing. As evening falls, restaurants serving the gamut of American, Continental, and ethnic cuisines begins to fill with hungry diners.

Meanwhile, Memorial Park at nearby Van Neste Square provides a verdant oasis of calm replete with lovely vistas to be enjoyed from an artfully placed bench. Yet New York City is conveniently less than an hour away by train, bus, or automobile.

Small wonder, then, that in 2018, this delightful suburban village was voted “The Best Place to Live in Bergen County” as well as the 6th “Best Place to Live in New Jersey”.

These rankings were awarded by Niche, which combines rigorous analysis with authentic reviews to highlight the best neighborhoods, schools, and companies. Niche gives Ridgewood an overall A+ rating* based on its exceptional appeal to families, housing stock, diversity, nightlife, superior public-school system, and very low crime rate.