Park Ridge offers a unique luxury gated community called The Bear’s Nest whereas many of the neighboring towns do not provide a gated facility.  The town house style feature many luxury amenities including community house, pool, and tennis courts and some units include elevators.  Not long ago former President Richard M. Nixon resided in this very secluded community.  Besides offering a great school system with two elementary schools and one high school offering programs for grades 7 – 12 the town also houses Our Lady of Mercy Academy a Catholic School which operates under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.  Park Ridge has a beautiful town pool with all the amenities that go along with a vacation so close to home.  Park Ridge also provides a train station centrally located in the heart of the town.  The home prices range in value from the mid $300,000 to the multi-million dollar range.