Ridge is a great suburb of Long Island, a scenic hamlet in Brookhaven, and a welcoming and all-around wonderful town where residents enjoy a quiet, peaceful, and family-friendly lifestyle complete with a safe community, top-rated public education system, thriving economy, and gorgeous real estate.
Welcome to Ridge, Long Island
Located in the beautiful, eastern part of Long Island, Ridge is one of the less-crowded areas of Suffolk County. Positioned at the northwestern end of the Long Island Central Pine Barrens, Ridge earned the nickname “Gateway to the Pine Barrens.”
12,854 people—including 5,714 households and 3,526 families—live in a diverse community of residents from different incomes and neighborhoods where large tracts of woods and state conservation areas interlace with neighborhoods old and new.
The median age in Ridge is 51. Most people drive alone to work with an average commute of 30.8 minutes. The cost of living in Ridge—which includes expensive New York taxes—is 13.7% higher than the national average.
Residential real estate
Home price values in Ridge range from $125,000 to $950,000 with a median listing price of $435,000—trending up 13.1% year over year. Now is a good time to buy in Ridge with home appreciation up 9.6% over the last ten years and up 16.4% in the last 12 months.
The sale to list price ratio is 100% which means homes on the market sell for asking price. The real estate market is balanced between supply and demand, and the average home sells after 85 days on the market. Residents can choose from several different home styles including contemporaries, ranches, high ranches, Victorians, Colonials, and more.
In Ridge, the summers are warm and humid, and the winters are cold, snowy, and windy. July is the hottest month in Ridge with an average high of 84 ℉ and January is the coldest month with an average low of 24 ℉. January is also the wettest month of the year. Ridge gets an average of 48 inches of rain and 28 inches of snow per year.
The median household income in Ridge is $71,738—which recently grew 6.49%. The economy of Ridge employs 5,500 people in industries including health care and social assistance (899 people), educational services (795 people), and retail trade (698 people).
The highest paying industries include information ($97,115), utilities ($95,787), and public administration ($92,875). The real estate market is also a big contributor to the economy in Ridge.
Things to do
Ridge offers residents an exciting nightlife, fun attractions, and countless things to do. From family-fun activities to single and dating events and everything in between, there is something for everyone to do in Ridge and across Long Island. Fans of the great outdoors can enjoy tons of activities including hiking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, golfing, boating, and spending the day at the beach.
The Ridge Fire Department has served the community since the 1940s. The Brookhaven Town Volunteer Firefighters Museum features a collection of equipment and aids used over the decades including uniforms and vintage photographs.
The Longwood Estate on Smith Road—built in 1790—housed a school in the 19th century and remains an important landmark used for fairs and public events.
Find your dream Ridge home
Contact Team Rita today to schedule viewings or find out about Open Houses in Ridge, New York. Schedule a free consultation with one of our real estate agents. Team Rita can help with selling and buying your next dream home.
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(all data current as of 12/5/2023)
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