Ridgefield

Ridgefield

Welcome to Ridgefield, CT

Quintessential New England charm in an idyllic location
 
 
Ridgefield, Connecticut, often likened to a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting, is the epitome of New England elegance. Located near Westport, CT, and nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, Ridgefield seamlessly blends its historical roots with modern-day amenities and natural splendor. 
 
Established in 1709, this town, which includes Branchville, Titicus, and Ridgebury, radiates small-town charm combined with contemporary tastes. Connecticut Magazine frequently lauds Ridgefield for its top-tier quality of life, excellent schools, and amenities.
 
The town's stunning landscapes, with meandering hills amidst lush forested terrain, set the stage for an array of outdoor activities. Ridgefield's commitment to preserving its scenic beauty and historical significance is evident in every corner, from the well-maintained hiking trails and parks to the lakes that are perfect for leisurely days spent outdoors. Not only that, but the Ridgefield Playhouse and Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum add to the town’s vibrant atmosphere.
 

What to Love

  • Breathtaking landscapes of rolling hills and forests, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts
  • Historic richness, from the Ridgefield Playhouse to historic landmarks
  • Ranked highly for its community services, schools, and lifestyle
  • Multiple options for a hassle-free commute to New York City
 

Local Lifestyle

Ridgefield offers a lifestyle that harmoniously combines the tranquility of a historic town with the vibrancy of modern living. The community is tight-knit and proud of its heritage, often gathering for various community events, theater programs, and neighborhood activities. The town is a haven for those who appreciate the great outdoors, arts, and a sense of community togetherness. Ridgefield's streets, lined with quaint shops and top-tier restaurants, provide a perfect setting for leisurely strolls and outings.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Luc's Cafe serves up a taste of France, while Tequila Escape offers flavorful Mexican cuisine and creative cocktails. For a unique dining experience, The Benjamin presents sophisticated American and French-inspired fare. Head to The Cake Box for cupcakes, cakes, party supplies, and more. 
 
Beyond dining, Ridgefield Running Company is a go-to spot for athletic apparel and footwear, while Books on the Common and Deborah Ann's Sweet Shop are local favorites for book and sweets lovers.
 
Entertainment in Ridgefield is rich and varied. The Ridgefield Playhouse features a wide array of performances, from live music and plays to private lectures. For movie enthusiasts, the Prospector Theater is notable for its unique mission and great movie selections. Outdoor venues like Ballard Park host free summer concerts, offering perfect evenings under the stars. The town’s commitment to community involvement and support is evident in its numerous charitable events and community-driven initiatives.
 

Things to Do

There’s an abundance of activities in Ridgefield for all interests. For those who enjoy athletics and nature, Ridgefield provides ample opportunities with its lakes, nature centers, and sports facilities. Events like the Run Like A Mother 5K and educational programs at the Woodcock Nature Center offer fantastic ways to stay active and connected with nature. As a mainstay of the community, The Hickories Farm features a farm stand based on sustainable local practices.
 
The town also caters to those with a penchant for history and the arts. The Keeler Tavern Museum and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum offer educational and inspiring experiences. Ridgefield's historic Main Street, with its charming businesses and eateries, creates a delightful backdrop for daily life, blending the nostalgia of the past with the conveniences of the present. You can even take a historic walking tour through downtown Ridgefield to explore the landmarks and storied past of the community.
 

Schools

Education in Ridgefield is exemplary. The town belongs to Ridgefield Public Schools, a district known for its outstanding academic and extracurricular programs. Students may attend:
 
  • Branchville Elementary
  • Barlow Mountain Elementary
  • Scotland Elementary 
  • Farmingville Elementary 
  • Veterans Park Elementary 
  • Ridgebury Elementary
  • Scotts Ridge Middle
  • East Ridge Middle
  • Ridgefield High School

 

 


Overview for Ridgefield, CT

7,216 people live in Ridgefield, where the median age is 45.3 and the average individual income is $89,567. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,216

Total Population

45.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$89,567

Average individual Income

Around Ridgefield, CT

There's plenty to do around Ridgefield, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

33
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
18
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Old Mill Market & Cafe, Grow Wellness, and Personal Training Professionals.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.65 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.24 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.74 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.48 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.55 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Ridgefield, CT

Ridgefield has 2,900 households, with an average household size of 2.49. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ridgefield do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,216 people call Ridgefield home. The population density is 1,153.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,216

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.3

Median Age

45.08 / 54.92%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
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2,900

Total Households

2.49

Average Household Size

$89,567

Average individual Income

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Ridgefield, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Ridgefield. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ridgefield Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
East Ridge Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Veterans Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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