Walk Score in Ridgewood
Welcome to Ridgewood! This neighborhood is part of the Queens borough in New York City. It shares borders with Maspath, Middle Village, and Glendale, as well as the Brooklyn cities of Bushwick and East Williamsburg. New York is full of history and Ridgewood is a part of that rich tapestry! Ridgewood was once a Dutch settlement and you can even visit and touch a piece of the past. Onderdonk House, built in 1709, still stands proud as a constant reminder of a simpler time. It is the oldest stone house in all of New York! Ridgewood was originally farmland in the 18th and 19th centuries and a large portion of the housing was secured at one time to house the majority of German immigrants who worked in the area's breweries. After each world war, more and more immigrants of every ethnicity made their way to Ridgewood. Overall, the neighborhood is mostly residential and provides a more peaceful walk away from the hustle and bustle of the inner city.
Terrain in Ridgewood
The earliest settlers here so named the town "Ridgewood" because of the beautiful green, lush, hilly countryside. Due to this, some areas may be a bit more difficult to traverse than others, so take care to know your limits during your walk. As you and your leashed furry friend stroll through this picturesque neighborhood, you will pass many six family, two family and one family houses. Each block has a unique look of its own because it was developed block by block by architect Louis Berger & Company. All in all Louis & Berger designed over 5,000 buildings. You will also pass by some local businesses such as Ridgewood Savings Bank, Evergreen Cemetary and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church. Be sure to take your time while exploring Ridgewood because the beauty is in the details. The community is very proud of their city and their rich history. Be sure to clean up after your furry buddy and help keep Ridgewood beautiful!
Greenways in Ridgewood
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As the majority of Ridgewood rests upon green, lush hills, you and your fur baby will be surrounded by nothing other than breathtaking, green ways designed to make the townspeople and visitors alike be awe struck from its splendor. If you and your pup are looking for a park to play in or just take a break from all your exploring, head to Joseph Mafera Park. You will find baseball fields, basketball and handball courts, restrooms and playgrounds. There are plenty of places to sit and watch as others play and just relax next to your furry little friend. Why not take some time out to spend with your best buddy? Ridgewood offers a lot to do, a lot to see, and a whole lot of chances to slow down, just for a little while. Ridgewood reminds you to please keep your dog leashed and clean up after them as you explore their city!