I wish my company had relocated me to New Jersey years ago, this area of the country has the best of everything within reach. I can hit the Holland Tunnel and be in New York in minutes, or take the Garden State Parkway and be in Atlantic City in a little over an hour. Living in Ridgewood puts me in the middle of the best shopping in the country, the finest restaurants, and plenty of fun things to do on the weekend.
During the winter, I head over to Met Life Stadium to watch the Jets and Giants play. In the summer, its off to Yankee Stadium and then Manhattan to eat at some of the best restaurants in the city that never sleeps.
The best areas in Ridgewood have to be the shopping diversity. I can hit the local mall for everything I need or down the Turnpike to premium outlet malls of all sorts. I have the best beaches to my east and historic Philadelphia to my west.