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Fair Lawn, a borough in northeast Bergen County, offers an excellent school system, convenient public transportation, plentiful activities, and enriching diversity, all located among milestones in American history. Incorporated in 1924, the borough was named after the estate built in 1865 by David Acker, a successful New York merchant.

Historical sites in Fair Lawn include a Native American fishing weir, Garreston Forge and Farm Restoration, the Dutch House Tavern, and Radburn, one of the first planned communities in the United States, now an unincorporated community within Fair Lawn. The borough’s top-notch recreation department oversees a full roster of sports, facilities and parks for residents to enjoy, with volunteer opportunities focused on healthy youth and community holidays. In past decades, many Italian Americans called Fair Lawn home. More recently, Russian Americans and now Chinese Americans have added to the dynamic culture of the borough, which contains the highest percentage of Russians - 10% - of any municipality in New Jersey.

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Fair Lawn Schools:

The Fair Lawn Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through 12th grade, with six elementary schools, two middles schools and a highly regarded high school. The public school district offers Mandarin Chinese language instruction.

Elementary Schools:
• J.A. Forrest (K-5)
• Lyncrest (K-5)
• Milnes (K-5)
• Radburn (K-5)
• Warren Point (K-5)
• Westmoreland (K-5)

• Memorial Middle School (6-8)
• Thomas Jefferson Middle School (6-8)
• Fair Lawn High School (9-12)

The high school offers acclaimed departments in music and computer science. Fair Lawn High School has consistently won American Computer Science League victories, and it won the Junior Engineering Technical Society’s National Engineer and Design Challenge in 2002 and 2003.

Fair Lawn Cultural and Recreational Resources:

As a place that existed since the early settlement of the United States, Fair Lawn offers notable places to visit in American history and culture, including a Native American fishing weir, Garreston Forge and Farm Restoration, the Dutch House Tavern, and Radburn, one of the first planned communities in the United States, founded in 1929 as "a town for the motor age."

The Fair Lawn Recreation and Parks Department works with schools, civic organizations and other agencies to maintain over one dozen recreational facilities and beautiful parks that provide sports and other activities for borough residents of all ages. Sports and activities include in-line skating, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, softball, street hockey, table tennis, aerobics, volleyball, bowling, and twirling and color guards.

The Fair Lawn Street Hockey/DekHockey program is one of the original such programs in the state, begun in 1976 and eventually moving to play in three separate rinks in town, including the rink at Memorial Park. Teams such as the Fair Lawn Flyers and Fair Lawn Chiefs have competed in regional and national tournaments.

Fair Lawn operates two membership pools for residents during the summer season: Memorial Pool and Walsh Pool.

The Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, part of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, loans books and other media like DVDs, screens films, hosts meet the author events, and operates reading groups and a calendar of activities for children.

The Fair Lawn Senior Center offers activities, events, programs and services for adults age 60 and over, and support for their family and friends.

World-class plays, musicals, concerts and other entertainment are available at the Fair Lawn Community Center, a unique multi-use arts and culture venue in Bergen County. The center houses the Old Library Theatre, which presents five productions per year, and co-sponsors St. Anne Stages and Skyline Theatre Company, which call the center home. It also partners with the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club to present leading folk musicians. The Fair Lawn Russian Club presents entertainment at the center. And the center houses the Fair Lawn Art Association, which offers membership classes in painting and drawing, and organizations like the Fair Lawn Radio Club.

Fair Lawn Transportation and Commute:

Located about 10 miles from the George Washington Bridge that leads into New York City, Fair Lawn sits among accessible local roads and main routes such as Route 208 and Route 4, with towns such as Paramus to the east and Paterson to the west. Interstate 280, Interstate 287 and the Garden State Parkway are within easy reach of Fair Lawn.

Train service to Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan and most other locations in New Jersey is available at the Broadway and Radburn stations in Fair Lawn on the New Jersey Transit Bergen County line.

New Jersey Transit bus service travels from Fair Lawn to the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan and to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, with local service to point in New Jersey also available.

The New York Metropolitan area’s three major airports – Newark Liberty International, JFK International and La Guardia Airport, can be reached in about one hour by car.

Fair Lawn Health Services:

Bergen Regional Medical Center is the largest hospital in the state and the largest licensed nursing home, Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus offers extensive behavioral health services, a full-service emergency department, up-to-date operating suites and 21 outpatient specialties in the clinic.

Fair Lawn Entertainment:

Fair Lawn offers a variety of restaurant and dining options that reflect its Italian American heritage, large Russian population and Chinese American influence. The chief commercial area for everyday shopping and non-essential items can be found at the intersection of Fair Lawn Avenue and Plaza Road, a town center with several shopping plazas and the Radburn train station within walking distance. Other commercial areas include Broadway and River Road.

The state’s largest shopping mall, Westfield Garden State Plaza, located to the east of Fair Lawn in Paramus, is one of five major shopping malls in Bergen County.

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