The Lawns area of Ridgewood was developed in the late 1940’s to provide affordable housing for soldiers returning home from the war. Originally all the homes were Cape Cods, with two bedrooms on the first floor and usually two bedrooms upstairs. Over the years many of the Capes have been turned into colonials by lifting the roof to create an expanded second floor. The typical Cape in this area has 750 square feet of living space per floor and is situated on a lot that is 5,000 to 8,000 square feet. Some have garages and some do not. The price range for Capes in this area averages about $375,000 to $475,000. Capes that have been turned into Colonials sell up to about $650,000. This area is one of Ridgewood’s most affordable neighborhoods.
The Saddle River runs along the east side of the neighborhood. Saddle River County Park is a 577-acre protected area which follows the River and its tributaries. It consists of five larger areas linked by a multi-use path great for walking, biking and rollerblading. The 6 mile path features a waterfall, three ponds, picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis courts and ball fields. Neighborhood residents can take the path to the Ridgewood Duck Pond and the Glen Rock Duck Pond.
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