Park Ridge

A close-knit community in the heart of Pascack Valley

Welcome to Park Ridge

A close-knit community rich in history and community spirit.

Nestled in the Pascack Valley of Bergen County, this close-knit community, with tree-lined streets and well-preserved historic buildings, is home to about 9,500 residents. The town's residents share a strong sense of unity, which comes to life during a myriad of town events, festivals, and community gatherings. Along with offering a wide array of dining establishments, shopping options, and essential amenities, it is graced with picturesque parks that offer peaceful havens for activities like hiking, picnicking, fishing, and year-round recreational sports. With its unique blend of small-town charm and contemporary comforts, Park Ridge, New Jersey, is a hidden gem.

What to Love

People & Lifestyle

Park Ridge is a community where family life flourishes with an abundance of recreational amenities and community events. Whether you're seeking a quaint and cozy residence with character or a more contemporary, spacious home with all the conveniences of modern living, Park Ridge provides a diverse range of housing options. Bear’s Nest, a gated luxury townhome community, offers luxury living amid a park-like landscape. Residents of Park Ridge enjoy its convenient ease of accessing New York City by commuter train or well-connected highways, making it a prime choice for those seeking both a tranquil suburban life and proximity to New York City.  

Dining, Entertainment and Shopping

Park Ridge boasts an array of dining options. Esty Street stands out as a premier Northern NJ spot, featuring eclectic American dishes on seasonal menus. If you're craving authentic Greek flavors, Aegean Estiatorio, a cherished family-owned eatery, specializes in top-tier seafood. Among the local favorites are The Park Steakhouse, a contemporary venue known for its inviting atmosphere, and Pesto Italian Bistro, where you'll savor genuine Italian dishes crafted from locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

Apart from its local spots, Park Ridge sits near two bustling outdoor shopping destinations. Montvale hosts The Shoppe’s at DePiero Farms, featuring retail stores, service businesses, and eateries, including the inaugural Wegman’s in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Woodcliff Lake boasts Tice’s Corner, a hub for specialty retailers like Apple, J Crew, Gap, Madewell, and Talbots, offering a diverse shopping experience.

Things to Do

Park Ridge is known for its close-knit community that is brought together by its annual community events and recreational activities. The town comes alive with the Summer Concert series, Fireworks display, Ragamuffin Parade (Halloween Parade), festive Tree Lighting, Car Show and Easter Egg Hunt. When the summer heat sets in, the Municipal pool becomes the go-to spot.  

Wortendyke Barn stands as a proud testament to Park Ridge’s rich 18th-century Dutch farming heritage. This historic structure is home to a fascinating collection of handcrafted farm tools dating back to the 18th & 19th centuries. During the summer and fall months, the grounds are a perfect backdrop for a free Sunday concert series.  

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking along scenic trails, having a leisurely picnic or simply enjoying the beauty of nature and wildlife in Atkins Glen, the Fairview AvenueTrail and Memorial Park. For those who love fishing, Silver Lake in Memorial Park is a well-stocked haven. When the winter months roll around, head to Atkins Glen for some sledding excitement.

If you’re looking for more opportunities for fun, Montvale Lanes, in nearby Montvale is a fantastic spot for hosting children’s parties and events, or just a night of family fun spent bowling. They also host competitive tournaments and offer a snack bar with food and drinks to enjoy while you play.


Park Ridge operates is own K-12 public school district, which includes: