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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.
• 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
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
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.