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Old 07-19-2013, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by answergrape View Post
Ridgewood has people with higher "net worth" living there.
Schools somewhat better.
Hospital expansion is not supported by people in town and will be an issue.
Houses tend to be old with "character"...or else people tear
down and build those poseur houses.
Town is laid out awfully. You can literally get stuck on Maple
Street through 4 light changes.
Library is amazing and center of everything...even band concert
outside there in Summer.
Graydon Pool has some good aspects and some bad. It's a novelty.

Westwood has more of a mix of socio-economic population.
Schools may be slightly less rigorous than Ridgewood but many
people send their kids to private schools (HS) from Ridgewood
and Westwood anyway.
Hospital is new and improved and approved of by the residents.
Houses are newer in Westwood. More variety of housing.
Downtown is laid out beautifully. Plenty of parking. Great
stores: Gap, Chico's, Jos A. Banks and even a five and dime
(like grandparents had!).
Library is tucked away behind the train station (something
has to be done about that)

So, hope my portrayal is fair. There's something for everybody
in each town.
The Westwood Public Library is on Park Ave, across the street from Veteran's Park, where the summer concert and movie series are held. It's the center of town, the "town green" if you will. It's definitely not tucked away.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:20 PM
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Ridgewood by far
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:41 PM
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Westwood by far has all the charm of a quaint New England town. I grew up there and the schools are excellent as they are in most of the area. Westwood has the charm!!!!
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