Glen Ridge

Glen Ridge

A welcoming community creates an atmosphere that effortlessly combines the best of tradition.

Welcome to Glen Ridge

Nestled in the heart of Essex County, Glen Ridge, NJ, stands as a testament to the quintessential charm of suburban living. Its tree-lined streets, historic architecture, and welcoming community create an atmosphere that effortlessly combines the best of tradition and modernity. With an excellent school system, diverse recreational opportunities, and a strong sense of community engagement, Glen Ridge offers residents a quality of life that transcends the ordinary. The town's proximity to New York City, coupled with its tranquil ambiance, makes it an ideal haven for those seeking a harmonious balance between suburban tranquility and urban accessibility.
In Glen Ridge, residents not only find a place to call home but also a community that embraces them with warmth and a shared appreciation for the town's timeless appeal. Beyond its picturesque landscapes and historic charm, Glen Ridge, NJ, fosters a sense of community that truly sets it apart. Residents here engage in a variety of local events, from farmers' markets to cultural festivals, creating a vibrant social tapestry that reflects the town's inclusive spirit. The well-maintained parks and recreational spaces offer opportunities for outdoor activities, fostering a healthy and active lifestyle.
Glen Ridge's commitment to education is evident in its top-rated school system, providing students with an enriching learning environment. Families can take comfort in knowing that their children are receiving an education that prepares them for the future. Moreover, the town boasts a rich architectural heritage, with a variety of historic homes that add character to the community. Walking through the streets of Glen Ridge is like stepping into a bygone era, where each house tells a story of the town's evolution. Residents enjoy a strong sense of safety and security, thanks to the town's dedicated police force and close-knit neighborhoods.
Whether strolling down its avenues or participating in community events, there's a palpable feeling of unity that makes Glen Ridge not just a place to live, but a place to belong. In Glen Ridge, the fusion of timeless appeal and modern vitality creates a unique lifestyle that attracts individuals and families seeking a community where they can thrive. This town is more than just a location; it's a living testament to the enduring allure of suburban living done right.

NJ Transit Train

  • Glen Ridge is served by the Montclair-Boonton Line of the New Jersey Transit system. The Glen Ridge Train Station provides direct train service to Penn Station in New York City.
  • Trains run frequently during peak commuting hours, and the ride from Glen Ridge to Penn Station typically takes about 30 to 40 minutes, making it a convenient and reliable option.

NJ Transit Bus

  • NJ Transit operates several bus routes that connect Glen Ridge to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. These routes include the 11, 28, 29, 34, 92, and 94.
  • Bus schedules vary by route, so be sure to check the NJ Transit website or app for specific timetables and stop locations.

Decamp Bus Lines

  • DeCamp Bus Lines offers express bus service from Glen Ridge to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC. The DeCamp 33 bus route is commonly used by commuters in the area.

Path Train

  • For residents living in the southern part of Glen Ridge, you can access the PATH train system via nearby stations in Harrison or Newark. The PATH train connects to various parts of Manhattan, including the World Trade Center and 33rd Street.

Glen Ridge Jitney

The purpose of the program is to provide the community with transportation to the Ridgewood Avenue Train Station Monday through Friday. The shuttle buses will make stops throughout the Borough. Simply board the bus, present your Jitney pass and enjoy the ride to the train station. The program has two shuttle buses, the North End Jitney and the South End Jitney. The Jitneys will run in loops through each neighborhood.

Car Commuting

  • If you prefer driving, you can commute to NYC by car. Depending on your location in Glen Ridge and your destination in the city, you can choose between entry points such as the Lincoln Tunnel or the George Washington Bridge. Keep in mind that traffic conditions and parking availability can vary.

Overview for Glen Ridge, NJ

8,501 people live in Glen Ridge, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $92,662. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39 years

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Around Glen Ridge, NJ

There's plenty to do around Glen Ridge, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Esey International Market, Leo's Café & El Guame Restaurant, and Grape Collective.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.67 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.17 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.27 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.78 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Glen Ridge, NJ

Glen Ridge has 2,711 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Glen Ridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,501 people call Glen Ridge home. The population density is 20,353.429 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

45.96 / 54.04%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Schools in Glen Ridge, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Glen Ridge. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Linden Avenue School
PreK - 2nd
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Ridgewood Avenue School
3rd - 6th
7th - 12th
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Forest Avenue School
PreK - 2nd
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