Residents in a few select towns in southwestern Connecticut can feel a little safer when they lock up their homes tonight. Safewise recently released their 2016 list for top 100 safest cities in America and Ridgefield, Wilton, and Weston made the cut. In fact, they were ranked in the top 20 safest cities in the country. On Ridgefield, the report said that the town's dedication to safety is among the best in the country. "Every year, the police host a Halloween celebration and teach their 'G.R.A.D.D.' (Government of Ridgefield Against Drunk Driving) program. The initiative brings the community together to fight substance abuse and other issues that compromise the safety of the city's residents. Read more about Ridgefield in the Safewise article.
The historic New England town of Ridgefield combines a pleasant rural setting for family living & outdoor enjoyment with an ideal location for travel by auto or rail to major business & commercial centers. Like most communities in Western Connecticut, Ridgefield has enjoyed a population boom since the 1950s, when there were only 4,000 or so residents. Today more than 24,000 people call Ridgefield home. Residences in town present a wide selection of styles & sizes, including spacious single-family homes, renovated colonials & elegant modern architecture. Charming condominium communities blend tastefully into the landscape. Waterfront properties dot the shores of the many lakes in town. The historic downtown village with stately mansions and unique shops adds to Ridgefield's character.
Best High School Rating in the State of CT by U.S. News & World Report 2012 & 2016
Ridgefield High School is ranked 3rd within Connecticut Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP(R) participation at Ridgefield High School is 61 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female.
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