About Glen Ridge
Dotted with Victorian homes and vintage gas lamps, the borough of Glen Ridge is considered one of the more unique and desirable places
to live in New Jersey. Glen Ridge is small, with a population of about 7,500 people, and covers just 1.5 square miles.
Most of its residents are families, drawn here by the beautiful tree-lined streets as well as its top-rated public school system. Glen Ridge was recently ranked in the top 350 nationwide, and 14th in New Jersey for high school, according to US News and World Report.
Glen Ridge was originally settled in the 17th century, and still retains a historic look and feel. The homes
here include a mix of Colonial, Victorian, and Queen Anne styles, and around 90% of the borough falls
within the Glen Ridge Historic District – which means that Glen Ridge has looked largely unchanged for
Thanks to its picture-perfect look, many movies have been filmed here, including Mona Lisa
Smile and Riding in Cars with Boys. In addition to its gracious homes and manicured lawns, another big draw is Glen Ridge’s proximity to
New York. Manhattan is just 10 miles east and is easily accessible by train (via New Jersey Transit) as
well as bus.
Glen Ridge is almost entirely residential, which means it’s a close-knit community. It has just one small
retail area but is bordered by Montclair, which is known for its vibrant restaurants, shops, and festivals.