Ridgewood Neighborhood Review, Queens Moving Guide

Ruth Shin

Ruth Shin

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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.

Transportation

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.

SubwayM, L
BusB13, B26, B52, B54, Q55, Q58, B20, B38, Q38, Q39, Q54, Q67

Subway lines in neighborhood

  • M

    IND Sixth Avenue Line

  • L

    BMT Canarsie Line

Average Rental Prices

Just past Bushwick on the L line, Ridgewood is a great alternative to living in Brooklyn.

Ridgewood has become more residential in recent years due to many people moving from Brooklyn neighborhoods like Bushwick or Williamsburg.

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:

Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedroom3 Bedroom
$1,976$2,068$2,347$2,608

Ridgewood has 12 schools and is located in District #24.

Here are just a few of the public and charter schools in Ridgewood:

SchoolInformationNotes
Is 93 RidgewoodPublic - 6-8 - 1176 studentsDual language honors program, good teachers and kind staff, diverse student population
Ps 113 Isaac ChaunceyPublic - K-8 - 954 studentsStrong PTA program, involved parents
Is 5 The Walter Crowley Intermediate SchoolPublic - 6-9 - 1782 studentsDisciplined school, great leadership, dedicated staff, fun environment
P.S. 128 the Lorraine Tuzzo, Juniper Valley Elementary SchoolPublic - K-8 - 951 students17:1 student-teacher ratio, organized and friendly staff, experienced teachers, overcrowded
Ps 49 Dorothy Bonawit KolePubli - K-8 - 1097 studentsarts are integrated in the cirriculum, 18:1 student-teacher ratio
Is 73 The Frank Sansivieri Intermediate SchoolPublic - 6-8 - 1902 studentsStrong arts program; Spanish dual language instruction
Ps 102 BayviewPublic - K-8 - 1425 studentsHands on principle and staff, strong foundation in reading, several advanced academic tracks
I.S. 119 the GlendalePublic - K-3, 6-8, 1188 studentsVery high standards, Goal-based initiatives move students and teachers toward progress

How Safe is Ridgewood Neighborhood

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 4 of 10

Approximately 9.6657 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents

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