The part of Ridgewood which lies east of Route 17 has a different personality than the rest of the Village. In general, property sizes are larger and there are more wooded areas. It has more of a “country” feel. Some homeowners prefer this side of town for exactly those reasons, while others feel they want to be more connected with the Village.
The area is bounded by Ho-Ho-Kus to the North, Washington Township to the East, and Paramus to the South. A subset of this area is known as Salem Ridge and was developed in the 1950’s. Salem Ridge has a neighborhood association (membership is optional) and has a block party every year. Salem Ridge streets include Eastbrook, Westbrook, Bingham, Norgate, Roslyn and Eastgate.
From a price perspective, the area has a variety of homes. You can find smaller cape cods and ranches for close to $400,000. There are also large, modern homes which sell over $1 million. And like other parts of Ridgewood, you can find homes built from the pre-revolution period through to the 2000’s. The Ackerman-Naugle house, one example of an historic home, was begun in 1692. Most homes were built in the 1940’s or later.
The Glen School, a center for early childhood, is located on this side of Ridgewood. The Glen School was a former elementary school and is now the home of the Infant Toddler Development Center and the Ridgewood Early Developmental Program.
For residents commuting to Manhattan, the Park and Ride bus station and parking lot are nearby. The Shortline Express buses can get you to the Port Authority bus station in as little as 31 minutes on weekday mornings.
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