Ridge NY has some great qualities, but overall, I find living there to be a bit boring for my personal tastes. Some of the positives are that crime is virtually non-existent and the residents of the town are incredibly friendly. Unfortunately, I haven’t found much to do on the weekends when I’m free.
Another perk is that traffic is reasonable without any kind of traffic jams that happen consistently. The schools are fine for our kids, but I also find that my teen struggles to find any kind of steady job out here during the summertime. It’s limited opportunity for him, which puts strain on my wallet during the summer.
If you’re looking to settle down and raise a family out here, then Ridge is for you. Unfortunately, living in Ridge has its drawbacks if you’re looking for more things to do, or shops to frequent. You’ll have to drive a bit to the next major city if you’re looking for those kinds of attractions out here.