Glen Ridge

For those looking to buy a home in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Barbara’s knowledge about Glen Ridge homes, its community, school system, commuter information and resources have proved invaluable to her clients buying a home in Glen Ridge.

Small in area and population, Glen Ridge strives to maintain the best qualities of its past. More than 80% of the 1.5 square mile community is listed as an historic district on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.

The exquisite homes here reflect all of the major architectural designs from the mid-19th century on. Farmhouses, Victorians, Queen Annes and turn-of-the century brick and stone mansions also contribute to the image of Glen Ridge, which is further enhanced by its quaint gaslights. Of the approximately 3,000 gaslights that remain in operation in America, 666 lights the streets of Glen Ridge.

Glen Ridge offers a small town atmosphere with the amenities of a sophisticated suburban community and an excellent school system ranking among the top systems in the state. Conveniently located just 14 miles from Manhattan, most of the 7,000 residents work in the city. Just nearby, major highways offer easy access to Newark Airport.

The Glen Ridge Department of Recreation sponsors races, tennis clinics and the Summertime in the Parks program, which features such daily events as arts and crafts, athletics and board games. The Glen Ridge Athletic Association, composed of volunteer parents also sponsors an array of programs for youth.

The largest park in the borough is the 4-acre Carteret Street Playground, located in the southern portion of town. Freeman Gardens, a 1.5-acre rose garden furnished with benches, is another outdoor attraction. The private Glen Ridge Country Club, located on Ridgewood Avenue near the Bloomfield border, features an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and an Olympic-size swimming pool.

If you’re thinking of buying a home in Glen Ridge, New Jersey let a Glen Ridge real estate expert guide you. Contact Barbara Lawrence today to begin your home search.