The Heights area covers a large section of western and northern Ridgewood and is distinguished by its elevation. The “ridge” in Ridgewood begins near the train station in the center of the Village and runs north along the commuter rail line. The entire area west of the ridge is considered The Heights.
Some of the most prestigious Ridgewood streets are in The Heights – including Crest Road, Fairmount Road and Phelps Road. A select few of the homes on Crest have stunning views of the Manhattan skyline – one sold for more than $4 million.
The northern part of The Heights is anchored by Willard Elementary School and the southern part by Ridge Elementary School – both are very highly regarded. Not far from Ridge School is George Washington Middle School, which serves most of the west side including The Heights.
Within The Heights area is Wastena Park, a planned community developed circa 1908.
In terms of recreation, you’ll find tennis courts (West Glen Avenue and North Monroe Street), a public park with sledding hill and ball fields (Citizen’s Park at Godwin Avenue and South Monroe Street), a horse farm converted to recreational area (Hillcrest Road and Norman Drive) and a tennis club (Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club.)
Most homes in The Heights sell between $700,000 and $2,000,000.
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