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If you’re ready for suburban life but don’t want to venture too far from New York City, you might want to consider Ridgewood, New Jersey. It’s just a 45-minute drive from the city and you can get a lot of space for your money.
The current median sales price in the area is $785,700, according to Zillow. You can find three- and four-bedroom colonials, farmhouses, and Tudors around that price, many of which have large backyards, garages, and home offices—all especially in demand in the Covid era.
Ridgewood has more to offer than affordable, spacious houses. To get some nature, you can visit Graydon Park and Saddle River County Park, where you’ll find a dog park. There’s a downtown area with locally-owned stores and restaurants like Park West Tavern, Roots Steakhouse, and Sook Pastry. There’s a Whole Foods and Stop & Shop in the area. The public school system checks out too, with an A+ rating from Niche. The New Jersey Transit stop in Ridgewood is about an hour from Penn Station.
Sound appealing? Here are five three-bedroom houses on the market for less than $800,000 in Ridgewood including a gut-renovated farmhouse and a classic colonial with an in-ground pool.
This three bedroom, three bath is asking $578,888. The 1923 house has hardwood floors, lots of windows, central air conditioning, a wood-burning fireplace, security system, sprinkler system, finished basement, two-car garage, and a fenced-in backyard with a patio and playset. Saddle River County Park, Ridgewood High School, and restaurants like Wasabi are nearby.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $619,500. The Dutch Colonial has hardwood floors, chestnut wood trim, recessed lighting, a wood-burning fireplace, French doors, stainless steel appliances, a sunroom, finished attic, and basement. Van Dyk’s Homemade Ice Cream, Ridgewood Racquet Club, and Whole Foods are nearby.
This three bedroom, four bath is asking $739,000. The house was renovated in 2017 and has hardwood floors, large windows, central air conditioning, a finished basement, detached two-car garage, and a deck. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, Carrara marble countertops, and lots of cabinet space. Zabriskie Park and restaurants like St. Eve’s and The Sicilian Sun are nearby.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $779,000. The 1909 farmhouse has been gut renovated and has a wraparound front porch, refinished hardwood floors, new siding and gutters, central air conditioning, a detached two-car garage, and an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and butcher block countertops. Dunham Trail Woods and restaurants like Renato’s Pizza and Country Pancake House are nearby.
This three bedroom, four bath is asking $799,000. The colonial has hardwood floors, central air conditioning, an underground sprinkler system, security system, formal dining room, and stainless steel appliances. Outside, there’s a heated in-ground pool, patio, and storage shed. Twinney Pond Park, Maple Field, and The Wilkes Family Deli are nearby.
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