About Ridgewood Neighborhood

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As rents in North Brooklyn become prohibitively pricey, millennials have flocked east of Bushwick to Ridgewood’s more affordable digs. The neighborhood has recently become home to a slew of artists, musicians, and creators of all variety, and their accompanying coffee shops, hip and cheap bars and galleries. It also has a strong immigrant constituent from countries all over the world. In classic Queens style, Ridgewood residents can enjoy the authentic taste of locales as far off as Bosnia or Tibet. With plenty of parks and a nearby extensive reservoir, Ridgewood also has a noticeably more peaceful vibe than nearby Williamsburg and Bushwick. Its creative community and DIY spaces feel in touch with Brooklyn’s pre-Starbucks artistic roots. For now, the rents are cheap and the apartments spacious and stylish.

Average Rental Prices in Ridgewood

These are the average rental prices in Ridgewood by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Ridgewood

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

Credit Score


These trains run through Ridgewood. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • M
  • L

Crime Rate in Ridgewood

Crime rate: 4 out of 10
Approximately 9.6657 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 086 The Irvington

P.S. 116 Elizabeth L Farrell

P.S. 106 Edward Everett Hale

P.S. 151 Lyndon B. Johnson

P.S. /I.S. 384 Frances E. Carter

P.S. 196 Ten Eyck

P.S. 123 Suydam

P.S. 068 Cambridge

P.S. 239

P.S. 290

P.S. 81Q Jean Paul Richter

Learners And Leaders

P.S. 091 Richard Arkwright

P.S. 088 Seneca

P.S. 071 Forest

I.S. 119 The Glendale

P.S. 153 Maspeth Elem

Grover Cleveland High School

I.S. 093 Ridgewood

J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes