In Western Queens, bordering Bushwick and Williamsburg to the West and Glendale to the East lies Ridgewood; a 2-square mile hidden gem. This historically diverse neighborhood has attracted transplants from neighboring Brooklyn as well as Manhattan who were lured by the larger spaces and lower price-points. Only a 35 minute subway to Manhattan, Ridgewood has access to the M and L subway lines as well as bus services for travel within the neighborhood and surrounds. Ridgewood has cultivated a quirky charm that supports an active live music scene as well as a myriad of hip and family-friendly businesses.
The cozy and old-fashioned character of Ridgewood highlights the long-standing sense of community that remains among the generational tenants. Young professionals and artists enjoy peace and calm which sweeps the neighborhood after dark while families enjoy use of playgrounds dotted around the neighborhood. Those longing for a sense of wide-open space while still in the big city can find solace in nearby Forest Park and Highland Park which are only a neighborhood away. Whether you are looking for an escape from Manhattan’s hustle and bustle or a sense of community is something missing in your current neighborhood, Ridgewood is a hidden gem worth experiencing. Rest assured though, it won’t remain hidden for long!