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Old 07-25-2006, 04:35 PM
 
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Hi,
We are considering Ridgefield as a place to move to. How are schools, house prices, and crime ratings?
Thanks!
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:55 PM
 
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Ridgefield CT is rated Connecticuts #1 town. Great schools, virtually no crime, but somewhat high home prices. Beautiful small town. Great quality of life.
Recommend it highly.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:08 PM
 
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I grew up in Ridgefield, went through their school system, yada yada yada. I've been out more than few years now, but it hasn't changed that much. Basically, everything you hear is true- low crime rate; excellent school system; VERY expensive houses (expect to pay at least $500k for a *smaller* home, close to $1M and over for 4BR or more). Culturally, there is actually a pretty good arts scene, and some good restaurants. Personally, I found the town a bit too preppy and glitzy when I was growing up there, but it certainly is a nice, safe place to raise a family. Good luck with your relocation, and feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Brookfield CT-Sarasota FL
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I agree with kenfried. The issue is can you afford it ! No 500K homes in Ridgefield. Ridgefield can easily be called Richfield.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:13 PM
 
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Oh, there are $500k homes in Ridgefield. But they're what you would expect of a $250k home almost anywhere outside of Fairfield County.
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Brookfield CT-Sarasota FL
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Sure 4 walls and a roof for 500K in ridgefield if that is what you consider a home.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:52 PM
 
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Ridgefield is very expensive housing wise. As Nutmegger said, it is very preppy and glitzy. I would recommend some of the other surrounding towns where you could get more for your money and schools are good too. Email me if you need anything , i am very familiar with the area.
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:14 AM
 
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I live in Redding, just to the east, which is often known as "Ridgefield Jr." because it's exactly the same but smaller. So consider here, too. Of course, the home prices are the same, so be prepared to shell out some cash. If the prices are too much, Newtown is VERY nice and still expensive but not as much.
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:20 PM
 
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Very nice town- great Main Street, sophisticated populace, currier and ives ambience (AT a price) great small shops and ethnic restuarants- and yes great schools- but oy the cost of a home- median price around 600K-too rich for me! But a great place to live if you have the bucks-
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:20 PM
 
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Hi,
Thank you all very much for your replies. Well, it looks like we've done some research and we really like Ridgefield a lot. My only remaining concern--my kids have been worrying that the kids in the schools will be snobby. I'd really like to avoid them being exposed from too many other materialistic kids. We did come from CA, so I can understand if this may be a concern. Does anyone know if this is the case?
Overall, we like Ridgefield for its small town charm, excellent schools, location and beauty. I just hope we're making the right descision.
Thanks in advance.
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