Ridgewood Neighborhood Review, Queens Moving Guide
Did you know that prior to 1709 Ridgewood was considered to be part of Brooklyn?
Apparently the Arbitration Rock, which was set in 1769, became the official boundary marker or dividing line between Queens and Kings County.
In this Ridgewood neighborhood review, we'll look into public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent and sale prices.
You will find a diverse range of residents living in Ridgewood.
After all, it is the single most diverse county in the United States (with over 130 languages spoken)!
Many of Brooklyn's young professionals are flocking here due to rising rent prices.
The tight-knit neighborhood boast a small town feel with tree-lined streets and picket fences along the row houses.
Though densely populated, it is an overall quiet environment.
Fun Facts: Many call Stockholm Street in Ridgewood the yellow brick road of Queens. It is the only brick-paved road in the borough.
The location of Ridgewood make it super convenient location for transportation.
It is less than a 20 minute subway ride to Manhattan.
The main subway connection is the M train. It runs through the heart of Ridgewood.
Many residents utilize the buses for destinations that are not on the same subway line.
Home to the large Fresh Pond Bus Depot, which services most buses that run throughout Brooklyn and Queens, multiple buses are available in Ridgewood.
There are about 11 bus routes that run through Ridgewood.
|Bus||B13, B26, B52, B54, Q55, Q58, B20, B38, Q38, Q39, Q54, Q67|
Subway lines in neighborhood
IND Sixth Avenue Line
BMT Canarsie Line
Average Rental Prices
Just past Bushwick on the L line, Ridgewood is a great alternative to living in Brooklyn.
You will find cheaper rent and larger apartments than its Brooklyn and Manhattan counterparts.
Here is a breakdown of the average rent prices in the area:
|Studio||1 Bedroom||2 Bedroom||3 Bedroom|
Ridgewood has 12 schools and is located in District #24.
Here are just a few of the public and charter schools in Ridgewood:
|Is 93 Ridgewood||Public - 6-8 - 1176 students||Dual language honors program, good teachers and kind staff, diverse student population|
|Ps 113 Isaac Chauncey||Public - K-8 - 954 students||Strong PTA program, involved parents|
|Is 5 The Walter Crowley Intermediate School||Public - 6-9 - 1782 students||Disciplined school, great leadership, dedicated staff, fun environment|
|P.S. 128 the Lorraine Tuzzo, Juniper Valley Elementary School||Public - K-8 - 951 students||17:1 student-teacher ratio, organized and friendly staff, experienced teachers, overcrowded|
|Ps 49 Dorothy Bonawit Kole||Publi - K-8 - 1097 students||arts are integrated in the cirriculum, 18:1 student-teacher ratio|
|Is 73 The Frank Sansivieri Intermediate School||Public - 6-8 - 1902 students||Strong arts program; Spanish dual language instruction|
|Ps 102 Bayview||Public - K-8 - 1425 students||Hands on principle and staff, strong foundation in reading, several advanced academic tracks|
|I.S. 119 the Glendale||Public - K-3, 6-8, 1188 students||Very high standards, Goal-based initiatives move students and teachers toward progress|
How Safe is Ridgewood Neighborhood
Crime rate: 4 of 10
Approximately 9.6657 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents