RIDGEFIELD

A charming New England town known for its historic architecture, cultural richness, and picturesque landscapes, offering residents a blend of small-town charm and sophisticated amenities.

Welcome to Ridgefield

 
 Amenities and breathtaking landscapes in a quintessential New England community
 
Welcome to Ridgefield, Connecticut, a picturesque town in the heart of Fairfield County. Rich in history, Ridgefield has long been a popular destination for those seeking an elevated lifestyle. From classic New England architecture to abundant natural beauty, there is something for everyone in Ridgefield.
 
Ridgefield was named after the hill-like landscape that overlooks the countryside. Over the centuries, Ridgefield has become known for its unique and distinct architecture. The town is full of charm and character, from sprawling Colonial-style homes to classic Cape Cods. And, with its lush acres of woodlands and streams, Ridgefield is a picturesque New England community.
 
From its beautiful homes and historic sites to its abundant outdoor activities, there is so much to love about this charming town. Whether you are looking for a quiet getaway or a vibrant escape, Ridgefield has something for everyone.
 

What to Love

  • Picturesque New England scenery 
  • Hidden taverns and quaint restaurants 
  • Access to high-end amenities

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Ridgefield enjoy dining at restaurants with locally sourced ingredients and having drinks with friends at one of the chic bars or lounges. The picturesque downtown area is a joy to explore with the historic buildings and the unique locally owned shops. The nearby nature preserves provide plenty of outdoor activities as well as a luxurious backdrop for the community.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Take your friends to The Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, a lively pub serving craft beer and upscale pub fare inspired by the Southwest. The dining room is warm, with dark woods and a cozy fireplace. Luc's Café is a popular and intimate French restaurant well-known among long-time locals.
 
Like a classic New England town, lesser-known yet sophisticated refuges dot the landscape. The Lantern is a cozy nook emblematic of Ridgefield’s New England heritage. The chef, Giuseppe Castellan, is from Italy and puts a modern spin on classic pub far. If, on the other hand, you want something more contemporary, Tequila Escape is a refined local getaway serving award-winning cocktails and Latin fusion cuisine. It is a popular date night spot due to its upscale and romantic atmosphere.
 

Things to Do

If you’re feeling adventurous, take on the nearby Appalachian Trail for a full day of hiking. Or, challenge yourself with a round of golf at the world-class Silver Spring Country Club. Members enjoy the pool house and festive events with live music. Kids enjoy the game room and lessons in golf and tennis. In the winter, members enjoy the golf simulator and lighted paddle courts.
 
If you’re looking for something a bit more low-key, there are plenty of options for relaxation. Take a stroll through the charming downtown area and enjoy the lovely architecture. Or, spend a day at the Ridgefield Playhouse and catch a live show. They have theatre, music, dance, and more for children and adults. There are also plenty of independent art galleries to explore.
 
The town also boasts a variety of museums and galleries, such as The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. It is the only museum in Connecticut dedicated to contemporary art, and the work displayed is on par with what you would see in New York City. Ridgefield is also home to several historic sites, including the Keeler Tavern, which dates back to 1776. Visitors to this charming locale can explore its many artifacts, including furniture, paintings, and heirlooms passed down through the generations.
 

Schools

Ridgefield maintains Connecticut’s standard for world-renowned academic institutions. Some of the highlights include:
 

Ridgefield to NYC

Metro-North Harlem Line Schedule

New York City commuters can either travel via Katonah, Goldens Bridge, or Purdy's train stations. Katonah, while offering the shortest train ride, is often inconvenient for parking, but the HART shuttle operates from Main Street to the Katonah train station daily. Goldens Bridge, one stop north of Katonah, offers ample parking and is also frequented by Ridgefield commuters. For people living in the north end of the town, Purdy's train station, off Route 116, is another good option. Parking at Katonah and Goldens Bridge is handled by Allright Corp at 888-682-PARK.
 
Metro-North New Haven Schedule
 
You can also choose to use the Branchville train station off Route 7 in Ridgefield, located about five minutes down Branchville Road from the center of town. There are no ticket machines. Parking is handled by the Town of Ridgefield (203-431-2700). There is a wheelchair ramp to the platform. The station is served by Westport Star Taxi (227-3063). Call in advance.
 
By Car
 
Manhattan is an easy drive via 684 to the Hutchinson River Parkway or the Saw Mill Parkway and down the Westside Highway. For more information, consult your GPS.

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Overview for RIDGEFIELD, CT

25,148 people live in RIDGEFIELD, where the median age is 45.3 and the average individual income is $86,020. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,148

Total Population

45.3 years

Median Age

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

$86,020

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for RIDGEFIELD, CT

RIDGEFIELD has 9,159 households, with an average household size of 2.73. 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. 25,148 people call RIDGEFIELD home. The population density is 726.96 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,148

Total Population

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45.3

Median Age

49.01 / 50.99%

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2.73

Average Household Size

$86,020

Average individual Income

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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
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Branchville Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Scotland Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
East Ridge Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ridgebury Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Barlow Mountain Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Farmingville Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Scotts Ridge Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Veterans Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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