Just south of the East Towne Mall, you’ll find the Ridgewood Neighborhood. How convenient is that? If you like to shop or eat, well, this is the perfect place for you.
And in spite of all these nearby attractions, the neighborhood is pretty quiet — buffered by a wealth of park space and open farmland. Construction began on this neighborhood in the late 1990s and early 2000s. You’ll find mostly 3- and 4-bedroom split-level ranch-style homes along with modern 2-stories. The average selling price is $287,000. The lowest home was a great deal for the buyer at just $215,000, while the highest selling price was $725,000. There are also condos, multi-family units, and townhomes on the northwest side of the neighborhood, providing addition options for Ridgewood residents.
Ridgewood is bordered by the Soo Line Railroad on the north, I-90/94 on the east, Commercial Avenue to the south, and Wayridge Drive and Sycamore Park on the west. Its proximity to the Interstate makes it easy to head up north, or south to the Beltline where drivers can hook up with the Beltline and areas both south and west. And of course, a drive straight down East Washington Ave. will have you at the Capitol Square in no time.
The Ridgewood Neighborhood Association serves not only Ridgewood proper, but two adjacent subdivisions — Crescent Oaks and Glacier Hill. Ridgewood kids attend Hawthorne Elementary School, Whitehorse or Sherman Middle School and East High. And the Hawthorne Branch of the Madison Public Library is also conveniently located nearby on East Washington Ave.
For those that enjoy time outdoors, Ridgewood has not one, but two, area parks nearby — Glacier Hill and Sycamore Park. Sycamore Park, along the western border of the neighborhood, is a 70-acre space with a playground, soccer field, basketball courts, and an open-field off-leash dog park where Rover can run to his heart’s content while his owner chats with neighbors. It’s a great place for Ridgewood neighbors to gather — there’s something there for everyone. Located in the heart of the neighborhood near the community center, Glacier Hill Park is smaller at 15-acres, but still offers plenty in terms of recreation and green space.
The great location and abundance of amenities makes Ridgewood a great place to live and raise a family.