Ridgefield

Best known for its scenic country character and picturesque setting.

Overview for Ridgefield, CT

9,800 people live in Ridgefield, where the median age is 45.6 and the average individual income is $86,138.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

9,800

Total Population

45.6 years

Median Age

High

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

$86,138.28

Average individual Income

Welcome to Ridgefield

A quintessential New England setting with a bustling town center located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains along the border of Westchester County, New York.
 
Ridgefield, Connecticut is best known for its scenic country character and picturesque setting. It has many restored historic homes and a walkable downtown area with a variety of restaurants and shops. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a well-known venue hosting nationally acclaimed performers year round. Other cultural attractions include the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Prospector Theater, Ballard Park, The Ridgefield Recreation Center and countless walking trails, lakes and winding country roads. 

What to Love

  • Historic buildings and varied architecture
  • Friendly locals and a small-town vibe
  • Green open space 
  • Bustling town center 

Local Lifestyle

Ridgefield is a welcoming community with a thriving town center where people walk and gather to shop and dine. Known for a strong school system, many families come to Ridgefield from New York and other surrounding areas. It has wonderful recreational activities and beautiful outdoor vistas to enjoy.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Luc’s Café is an intimate eatery that serves authentic French cuisine in a bistro-style setting. Bernard’s, located in a refined country inn along with Sarah’s Wine Bar, is a romantic setting with an elegant ambiance that serves upscale dishes and French cuisine. Sara’s Wine Bar has a separate menu serving large and small plates and exceptional wines. Gallo is a bright, sophisticated dining option that serves authentic Italian cuisine from hand-ground flour and farm-fresh eggs. TerraSole is a boutique restaurant offering woodfire ribs and chops as well as fresh crudo.
 
Bailey’s Backyard is a farm-to-table eatery that sources local and sustainable ingredients and serves classic American dishes. The Lantern is a local hangout with cozy dining that serves traditional bar and gastropub dishes with a modern twist. For shopping, try Sammy + Nat, an upscale boutique that offers high-quality baby items and clothes for boys and girls. The Cake Box is a local favorite offering special occasion cakes, cupcakes and bakery items.

Things to Do

Ballard Park is on Main Street near the library and is the site of many community events like concerts and celebrations. The park is five acres and features gardens, mature trees, a sitting gazebo, and a walking path. You can also visit Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve, a beautiful area with hiking trails, large oak trees, swamp areas, boating, camping, and fishing.  
 
Hemlock Hills is a stunning hiking area with trails, stately trees, and abundant nature. Its 421 acres include Lake Windwing, Miry Brook River, and varied topography and habitats. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is an independent, non-collecting museum dedicated to preserving and showcasing contemporary art through events, exhibitions, and educational programs. Ridgefield Playhouse, another of Ridgefield’s cultural fulcrums, is an intimate non-profit performing arts center. 

Schools

Ridgefield Public Schools is a collaborative, innovative, and mindful education system that supports kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Ridgefield.
 
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Demographics and Employment Data for Ridgefield, CT

Ridgefield has 3,940 households, with an average household size of 2. 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. 9,800 people call Ridgefield home. The population density is 866.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

9,800

Total Population

High

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

45.6

Median Age

46.91 / 53.09%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,940

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$86,138.28

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
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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