Park Ridge

Neighborhood

Park Ridge, New Jersey

“I love seeing bands at the Wortendyke. Brings the past and present together in a really fun way.”

“Serene and sophisticated, but so relaxed. Like weekend brunch at The Ridge!”

“This feels like a small town—I always run into people I know at Demarest Farms.”

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Overview

Park Ridge

Established in 1894, Park Ridge is one of the Bergen County boroughs that share the Pascack Valley, where northern New Jersey borders New York State. This is a relaxed, upscale community that maintains a small-town atmosphere.

Park Ridge residents enjoy convenient access to New York City by rail, and to the Garden State Parkway and the New York Thruway, as well as plenty of nearby shopping and a diverse dining scene. Parks large and small are all around, offering hiking and biking trails, streams and lakes, sports fields, picnic areas, and the simple pleasures of fresh air and greenery.

What’s in the neighborhood?

Unlike many other North Jersey towns, Park Ridge has a pastoral history rather than a direct Revolutionary War connection. Housing a museum of early Dutch farming equipment and methods, the Wortendyke Barn dates from around 1770, and hosts musical performances in the summer. The 1872 Park Ridge train station is still in use, and the Pascack Historical Society occupies a former chapel built in 1873.

About halfway between the Palisades on the Jersey bank of the Hudson and the expansive Ramapo Valley County Reservation just west of I-287, Park Ridge is close to many green spaces to enjoy. Silver Lake is right in town, while Atkins Glen, Woodcliff Lake Reservoir, and Wood Dale County Park are just south.

Coming & Going
Service to New York Penn Station via NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line; easy access to Garden State Parkway and New York Thruway.
Arts & Culture
Pascack Historical Society, Wortendyke Barn, Saddle River Museum, The Hermitage, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum.
Shops & Groceries
Park Ridge and Ridgemont shopping centers, Tice’s Corner Marketplace; Greater Organic Foods, Demarest Farms, Lidl, Wegmans.
Bars & Restaurants
M&M Bagels and Cafe, Il Freno Espresso Bar, The Ridge Diner, The Park Steakhouse, Pesto, Peppercorns, Davey’s Irish Pub, Esty Street.
Recreation & Parks
Silver Lake, Woodcliff Lake Reservoir, Atkins Glen, Wood Dale County Park, Pascack Brook County Park, Ramapo Valley County Reservation.
Volunteer & Donate
Tri-Boro Food Pantry, Social Service Association, The Miller Foundation, Borough of Park Ridge (local government).

Shopping in the area.

Independent shops are sprinkled throughout Park Ridge, including Cyclesport bike shop, Rugged Outfitters men’s clothing, Special Designs Jewelers, and Pies & Quiches LLC. Familiar store names can be found in the Park Ridge and Ridgemont shopping centers, Park Ave mall, THE FARM (The Shoppes at DePiero Farm), and Tice’s Corner Marketplace.

Park Ridge residents have a range of grocery options to choose from. Local favorites include Greater Organic Foods, B&M Meat Market, familiar New Jersey grocery and deli chain Krauszer’s Food Store, and, a bit farther away, Demarest Farms farmers’ market. Lidl is in town, with Wegmans and ShopRite of Hillsdale close by.

Coming & Going
Service to New York Penn Station via NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line; easy access to Garden State Parkway and New York Thruway.
Arts & Culture
Pascack Historical Society, Wortendyke Barn, Saddle River Museum, The Hermitage, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum.
Shops & Groceries
Park Ridge and Ridgemont shopping centers, Tice’s Corner Marketplace; Greater Organic Foods, Demarest Farms, Lidl, Wegmans.
Bars & Restaurants
M&M Bagels and Cafe, Il Freno Espresso Bar, The Ridge Diner, The Park Steakhouse, Pesto, Peppercorns, Davey’s Irish Pub, Esty Street.
Recreation & Parks
Silver Lake, Woodcliff Lake Reservoir, Atkins Glen, Wood Dale County Park, Pascack Brook County Park, Ramapo Valley County Reservation.
Volunteer & Donate
Tri-Boro Food Pantry, Social Service Association, The Miller Foundation, Borough of Park Ridge (local government).

Bars and restaurants nearby.

Morning, noon, or night, there’s no shortage of places to eat and drink in Park Ridge. Locals speak highly of M&M Bagels and Cafe, Il Freno Espresso Bar, and the casual comfort of “The Ridge” (The Ridge Diner, a classic). Vying for top pizza place are Park Pizza, Marc’s Deli & Pizzeria, and Ridgemont Pizza & Restaurant.

The Park Steakhouse serves up its own dry-aged cuts; Pesto Italian Bistro offers refined fare; El Azteca Mexican Restaurant is the south-of-the-border choice; and Yuki Hana does sushi. Peppercorns Restaurant and Bar is a rustic setting for burgers and beer, while Davey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant is a family-owned favorite. And for an elegant “supper club” experience, there’s Esty Street.

Coming & Going
Service to New York Penn Station via NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line; easy access to Garden State Parkway and New York Thruway.
Arts & Culture
Pascack Historical Society, Wortendyke Barn, Saddle River Museum, The Hermitage, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum.
Shops & Groceries
Park Ridge and Ridgemont shopping centers, Tice’s Corner Marketplace; Greater Organic Foods, Demarest Farms, Lidl, Wegmans.
Bars & Restaurants
M&M Bagels and Cafe, Il Freno Espresso Bar, The Ridge Diner, The Park Steakhouse, Pesto, Peppercorns, Davey’s Irish Pub, Esty Street.
Recreation & Parks
Silver Lake, Woodcliff Lake Reservoir, Atkins Glen, Wood Dale County Park, Pascack Brook County Park, Ramapo Valley County Reservation.
Volunteer & Donate
Tri-Boro Food Pantry, Social Service Association, The Miller Foundation, Borough of Park Ridge (local government).

Community service opportunities.

Engaging with the surrounding neighborhood is a cornerstone of every Veris Residential community. The Tri-Boro Food Pantry (formerly the Pascack Food Center) accepts donations of food and funds. Social Service Association of Ridgewood & Vicinity is a nonprofit that has been “neighbors helping neighbors” for over 100 years. The Miller Foundation supports primary and secondary schools.

The Borough of Park Ridge is always looking for citizens to serve on various committees dealing with recycling, beautification, and other local concerns, and coordinates the Tri-Boro Volunteer Ambulance Corps. And area places of worship sponsor frequent food and clothing drives.

Coming & Going
Service to New York Penn Station via NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line; easy access to Garden State Parkway and New York Thruway.
Arts & Culture
Pascack Historical Society, Wortendyke Barn, Saddle River Museum, The Hermitage, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum.
Shops & Groceries
Park Ridge and Ridgemont shopping centers, Tice’s Corner Marketplace; Greater Organic Foods, Demarest Farms, Lidl, Wegmans.
Bars & Restaurants
M&M Bagels and Cafe, Il Freno Espresso Bar, The Ridge Diner, The Park Steakhouse, Pesto, Peppercorns, Davey’s Irish Pub, Esty Street.
Recreation & Parks
Silver Lake, Woodcliff Lake Reservoir, Atkins Glen, Wood Dale County Park, Pascack Brook County Park, Ramapo Valley County Reservation.
Volunteer & Donate
Tri-Boro Food Pantry, Social Service Association, The Miller Foundation, Borough of Park Ridge (local government).

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