Ridgewood, NJ Luxury Homes for Sale
Located in Bergen County in northern New Jersey just 20 miles northwest of Manhattan making it a great option for those commuting in to New York for work or entertainment. The village was ranked 26th on Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live” in America list in 2011.
The town dates back to 1700 and there are a number of notable historic homes within its boundaries, such as Graydon Pool. Graydon Pool is one of the most loved parts of Ridgewood by its residents. It is a swim club that features many amenities and outdoor activities for all interests. Not only was it ranked one of the best places to live but it was also 15th on Money magazine’s 2013 list for top earning towns in the United States. With earning power like that, you can be sure there is luxury real estate here for you to find your true dream home.
Ridgewood, NJ Luxury Homes
Ridgewood offers a mix of both historic homes and contemporary single family homes. There is also a selection of impressive townhomes within Ridgewood. With many historic homes being renovated with modern amenities there is no shortage of luxury homes and it is not much of a surprise that some of the homes in Ridgewood have been featured in magazines like Architectural Digest not only for their design but also for their great location.
One of the most desirable locations in Ridgewood is Crest Road which has a higher elevation and can allow for unmatched views of the Manhattan skyline. It is truly a view that needs to be seen to be believed and provides a unique perspective of the skyline rising above the dense area of trees that fill Ridgewood. With Manhattan just 20 miles away it is hard to believe you are so close to the busy city as Ridgewood is a park-like setting with lots of mature trees, streams and parks.
While Crest Road is incredibly desirable, it is a small area of Ridgewood with not many homes becoming available very often. An additional section of Ridgewood is known as The Heights where there are many luxury homes that are desirable not only for their beauty and great location but also for the highly-rated school system. The Heights features many sought after amenities as well which include parks, tennis courts and other recreational areas.
Within The Heights is also a planned community that is known as Wastena Park. It was originally planned and developed starting in 1908. The homes are all the arts and crafts style and are attract visitors who come on walking tours or just drive by to take in the beauty of the homes and architecture. Wastena Park was built very differently to the developments of current times with consideration to utilize the natural features of the area and at the center having a lodge that was utilized as a guest house for residents or servants at the time.
In addition to the wonderful park and recreational system and beautiful luxury homes, Ridgewood also has a downtown business district. This business district is the destination of the town with an abundance of independent local stores and restaurants. The downtown area itself has been ranked as of the top downtown areas in the state of New Jersey. Not only are the shops and restaurants attractive but the downtown area itself is a unique architecture lover’s dream with many interesting buildings to look at as you walk along the main street.
Ridgewood is truly a wonderful place to live and for the luxury home buyer it offers many options for all tastes. The true beauty in Ridgewood is of its diverse versatility by providing a relaxing atmosphere with and independent business district, abundant recreational facilities, a truly desirable school district and just a short distance from New York City. There is not much left to be desired for those choosing to reside in Ridgewood.
If you are looking to become a part of the Ridgewood community, Special Properties can help you find the perfect luxury dream home to fit your every need. The beauty of the historic homes and contemporary homes as well as the natural scenery of Ridgewood will be sure to make your tour around the area an enjoyable experience.
All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Last date updated: Friday, February 15th, 2019.
Source: New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
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