Glen Ridge is a thriving tight-knit residential community in Essex County with a small population of around 7,500. Rated one of the best suburbs to live in New Jersey by Niche.com, Glen Ridge’s tree lined streets are just 14 miles from Manhattan. Nearby towns include Bloomfield, West Orange, Verona, Nutley and Montclair. Its center has great local stores including a coffee shop, pharmacy, nail salon, yoga studio and restaurants. Glen Ridge is an affluent area known for its impressive school systems and 667 traditional gaslit lamps (some of the only remaining gaslights in operation in the entire country).