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7.3 out of 10

Ridgewood

Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7079589861615 -73.9025416079896
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
2yrs+

"Far, far away from the beaten NYC path"

I'm actually dreaming of the day I can move into a 1 bedroom in Ridgewood. All of my friends - like much of our twenty-something demographic - seem to live in Brooklyn, but I sort of have my heart set on Queens.

From what I understand Ridgewood offers apartments to be admired - at least from a New York City standpoint. The neighborhood is quiet and if I do move there it will be the first neighborhood I live in that isn't crawling with hipsters. It will definitely be a bit of a culture shock, but I am ready for something new.

The area is home to a K-Mart that I must admit to having frequented a few times. Once to purchase a vacuum - as a surrogate New Yorker, I wasn't sure where else to get one. :) The pizza in the area is generally great as well.
Pros
  • quiet New York neighborhood
Cons
  • far from downtown Manhattan
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Ridgewood a good option to overpriced Brooklyn"

The worst thing about living in Ridgewood is telling everyone that you live in Queens. If it was Astoria or Long Island City it would have a little name recognition. Instead, people visualize the suburban hinterlands of Queens ala the King of Queens, that crappy tv show. Ridgewood is actually just past Bushwick on the L line and about 35 minutes from Union Square. It usually takes about the same to get to the lower east side via the M train. Crime is low – the occasional broken car window. Most of the streets are lined with trees, and rents are lower plus the apartments are larger than their Brooklyn counterparts. There isn’t a lot to do on the weekend, but finding something to do on Friday night isn’t a problem when you’re a half hour from Manhattan.
JaneB
JaneB The worst thing about Ridgewood is having snobby people from Brooklyn and Manhattan come in. Queens is beautiful, and Id rather say Im from Queens than anywhere else. Overpriced, snob filled "hipster" folk from BK and the city should just stay out!
2yrs+
RichardH
RichardH Parking is definitely the worst part but otherwise, Ridgewood is a safe and quiet area. The L train is a nice 20-30 minute commute to 14th st.
2yrs+
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Unranked Streets in Ridgewood

70th Ave

3.5/5
"Another good hardware store in Queens"
40.7067322096786 -73.8777120760323

60th Pl

2.5/5
"Asian market and good dry cleaner's"
40.7108464083455 -73.9028413325925

65th Pl

2/5
"Kind of dingy little park"
40.7072011880942 -73.8921561569664

67th St

2/5
"The Numbers Do Not Add Up"
40.7176897346935 -73.8928762545076

68th Rd

4/5
"68th road makes it worth living in queens"
40.7035073413968 -73.8997083671064

69th Ave

2.5/5
"Some homes with garages in the basement"
40.7025450926342 -73.8980053353216

Catalpa Ave

2.5/5
"An average street, but pretty quiet"
40.7033051421493 -73.8980231245746

Covert St

2/5
"On Covert Street"
40.6938340062654 -73.9049262715075

Eliot Ave

3.5/5
"Eliot or Elliott"
40.7163782966249 -73.8975166980978

Forest Ave

2.5/5
"On Forest Avenue"
40.7051335363258 -73.9021109663345

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