Ridge, first called “Randalville”, is a hamlet in the enchanting Town of Brookhaven, New York with a population of about 13,336 residents. The total area of Ridge is about 13 square miles. In addition to a great location, Ridge also has excellent schools. Children in Ridge attend schools in the Longwood Central school district. Ridge Fire Department offers fire protection, and law enforcement is through the Suffolk County Police Department. Ridge is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Pine Barrens”. The Pine Barrens are a large area of publicly protected lands covering more than 100,000 acres It’s a natural area of remaining wilderness. It overlays and recharges a portion of a federally designated aquifer for Long Island’s drinking water.
Another amazing point of interest in Ridge is Brookhaven Park which features the beautiful foliage of flowering dogwood, Christmas fern, pitch pine and wild geraniums. Within the boundaries of the park are coastal plain ponds. There are also 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking. Middle Island Game Farm was a 185 acre facility located in Ridge which produced bobwhite quail and ringneck pheasants for distribution throughout the state of New York. Currently the area which was previously used for agricultural purposes is now a storage facility for equipment belonging to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Currently there are three marked trails starting at the southwest corner of Randall Pond which lead through a variety of habitats including pond, woodland, field, and marsh. Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory, located nearby, employ local residents.
There are so many advantages to living in Ridge. Residents here have the peace of mind that comes from living in an area with very little crime. They’re close to venues which provide recreational opportunities near the water yet just 90 minutes from downtown Manhattan. Homes for sale in Ridge come in a broad price range and include homes of diverse architectural styles, sizes and ages. Condominiums, townhomes, single family homes, and lots on which to build your custom home are all available in the hamlet of Ridge. A popular neighborhood in Ridge is Lake Panamoka. The average listing price for a condo in Ridge is about $185,400. A single family home in Ridge typically sells for around $331,00 however, homes in Ridge can sell for as much as $749,000.
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