Ocean Ridge The town was established In 1931. New settlers began arriving in large numbers in 1885, mostly from the midwest. In the 1890s the area was advertised as the “most tropical part of the State and insuring the most even temperatures.The Town of Ocean Ridge has a Town Commission, which acts as the policy making board of the Town with all legislative powers. The Commission consists of five members who are elected at large by the electors of the Town. Beautiful homes line the waterway and shores of Ocean Ridge, Florida.