|Municipality||City of Johannesburg|
|• Total||2.98 km2 (1.15 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||45.4%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
The suburb is situated on an old farm of Kroonheuwel. It had several names over the years such as Greenfields Park, Ridgebourne (after owners JM Beveridge and R Osbourne) before obtaining its current name in 1959.
Ridgeway has a growing Muslim population due to a mosque that was built in 2008.