Whenever I have new clients looking to buy a home in Ridgewood, I like to take them on a tour of the area. I enjoy showing them the things that will be a part of their daily lives like the schools, grocery stores and of course, the restaurants. In addition, my tours always highlight my two favorite parts of town – the Ridgewood Library & Duck Pond.

The Ridgewood Library is full of amazing programming and helpful resources. If my clients have young children, I share information about children’s programs such as Read to a Dog, Summer Reading Challenge and Pajama Storytimes. I also share with them the adult programs, like book clubs and tech classes.

The Ridgewood Duck Pond is my other favorite local spot. I make sure to show off the walking paths and dog park. I also point out that the waters are stocked with trout each spring and are perfect for fishing, especially with young ones.

The very best thing about Ridgewood, though, isn’t a stop on the tour – it’s the people! There are so many dedicated volunteers in our town that contribute in numerous ways to make it as special as it is. From the Women Gardeners Club who beautify our downtown space to the volunteers who make floats for the schools for the Fourth of July Parade, the local musicians who play live music at night in the parks and at the bandhsell and of course the volunteers who created the Pedestrian Mall which has supported our downtown businesses during COVID and beyond.

I am so very lucky to live in this town and to have the opportunity to show it off to others often. You can watch a virtual version of my tour of Ridgewood below and, as always, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about Bergen County’s hidden gems.