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Still known as "Hollywood
on the Hudson" for its role as the birthplace of American
filmmaking, Fort Lee offers small town appeal, the diverse population
of a city, and stunning views of New York City from its location
atop the Hudson Palisades. The colonial past and the cosmopolitan
future merge in Fort Lee, named for a Revolutionary War encampment.
Located at the western terminus of the George Washington Bridge,
Fort Lee is bordered to the north by Englewood Cliffs, on the
south by Cliffside Park, on the west by Englewood and Palisades
Park and on the east by the Hudson River.
In the early 20th century, Fort Lee was a center of American
filmmaking. The Champion Film Company, a predecessor of Universal
Studios, built the area’s first studio in 1909, followed
by other new buildings and leased facilities until the filmmaking
industry moved to the West Coast by the 1930s.
Today, a large Korean community lives in Fort Lee, which also
has attracted Russians to its urban setting next door to New
Fort Lee Population:
Fort Lee Median Family
Fort Lee Schools:
Fort Lee public schools serve students in kindergarten through
twelfth grade. Schools include four elementary schools, one middle
school and one high school.
• School 1
• School 2
• School 3
• School 4
• Fort Lee Middle School
• Fort Lee High School
Private and religious schools in Fort Lee and nearby communities
like Englewood also serve students in preschool through twelfth
• First Step Day Care Center (Pre-K)
• Fort Lee Education Center (7-12)
• Fort Lee Montessori Pre-School
• Fort Lee Youth Center Playgroup (Pre-K)
• Futures Best Nursery Academy
• Green House Preschool and Kindergarten (Pre-K and K)
• Happy Kids Pre-School
• Hooks Lane School (Pre-K)
• Les Enfants Day Care Center (Pre-K)
• Palisades Pre-School (Pre-K)
• Rainbow School DC (Pre-K)
• Small World Montessori School (Pre-K)
• Dwight-Englewood School (Pre-K-12)
• Elisabeth Morrow School (Pre-K-8)
• Moriah School of Englewood (Jewish day school serving pre-K -
• St. Cecilia Interparochial School (Catholic school serving grades
pre-K – 8)
• Yeshiva Ohr Simcha (9-12, postgraduate yeshiva program)
• Academies at Englewood (9-12)
The Academies at Englewood is a magnet public high school established
in 2002 that offers five academies for students of exceptional
merit. The five focuses are Law and Public Safety, Information
Systems, Pre-Engineering Design, Finance and Biomedicine.
Fort Lee high school students also may apply on a competitive
basis to attend the public Bergen County Technical High Schools
in Teterboro and Paramus and Bergen County Academies in Hackensack.
The latter includes seven magnet high school programs, each featuring
a different career focus. Businessweek magazine has rated Bergen
County Academies as the best high school in New Jersey.
Fort Lee Transportation and Commute:
Fort Lee is conveniently served by the Palisades Interstate Parkway, New Jersey
Route 4, New Jersey Route 5, New Jersey Route 67, Interstate 95/New Jersey Turnpike,
U.S. Route 9W, U.S. Route 1-9, U.S. Route 46, and County Route 505. Many of these
arteries meet at GWB Plaza, a crossroads at the northern end of Fort Lee. The
George Washington Bridge crosses the Hudson River from Fort Lee to Manhattan.
New Jersey Transit and private buses run across the George Washington Bridge
to Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, averaging about 35 minutes.
There is no train service between Fort Lee and Manhattan.
The region’s three major airports - Newark Liberty International, JFK International,
and La Guardia Airport – are within 45 minutes driving distance from Fort
Lee. Also, China Airlines provides private bus service to JFK International Airport
from for its flights to Taipei, Taiwan.
Fort Lee Health Services:
Tenafly Pediatrics (Fort Lee Office)
• A B C Pediatric Dental Care
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, an affiliate of Mount
Sinai School of Medicine, provides patients with comprehensive
world-class care. It offers state-of-the-art clinical programs
and the most advanced medical, surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic
services. The facility is renowned for bloodless medicine and
cardiac and vascular surgery programs, while acting as a leader
in breast care, oncology and joint-replacement services.
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack University Medical Center is one of the region’s
most modern medical campuses and the largest provider of outpatient
and inpatient services in New Jersey, renowned for its extensive
Fort Lee Cultural and
The prestigious Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is
a performing arts center in downtown Englewood that attracts
over 300,000 visitors each year with world-class names in ballet
and jazz, and popular acts as Rick Springfield, the Beach Boys,
B.B. King, Joan Rivers, STYX, George Benson, Alice Cooper, and
The Bacon Brothers.
The Fort Lee Recreation Department offers a variety of services
and activities to improve the leisure time of residents of all
ages. A wide variety of sports teams include soccer and football
The Fort Lee Public Library, part of the Bergen County Cooperative
Library System, allows town residents to access lifelong learning
through books, cultural resources and other enriching information.
Fort Lee is home to at least 10 beautiful parks in which to enjoy
recreational activities and natural scenery. The Palisade Interstate
Park offers many hiking trails and stunning views of the Hudson
River and New York City.
The Long Path, a 330-mile (528 km) hiking trail, begins at the
George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee and continues to Altamont,
New York, in the Albany area.
The Fort Lee Museum is located in the Judge Moore House, a renovated
20th century stone property reopened in April 1999. The building
is occupied by the Fort Lee Historical Society, which displays
valuable artifacts and documents.
The Fort Lee Film Commission preserves films made in Fort Lee
and celebrates the borough’s role as the birthplace of
the American film industry. The annual Cliffhanger Film Festivals
in spring and fall recognize the contributions of the borough
to motion pictures.
The Long Path, a 330-mile (528 km) long-distance hiking trail
that starts at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee and continues
to Altamont, New York, in the Albany area.
The prestigious Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in
nearby downtown Englewood is attracts over 300,000 visitors each
year with world-class names in ballet and jazz, and popular acts
as Rick Springfield, the Beach Boys, B.B. King, Joan Rivers,
STYX, George Benson, Alice Cooper, and The Bacon Brothers.
Fort Lee Entertainment:
The vibrant and dynamic downtown Fort Lee offers shopping from everyday needs
to unique finds and diverse tastes of Asia. The area attracts shoppers with its
small town charm and big city possibilities.
In nearby Englewood, the Downtown shopping and entertainment area includes more
than 360 retail stores and delicious restaurants, all of which draw upon the
diversity of Englewood.
New Jersey’s largest shopping mall, the Westfield Garden State Plaza, provides
an upscale shopping experience in nearby Paramus.
Restaurant offerings in Fort Lee are plentiful, delicious and infused with a
heavy focus on Asian cultures such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
The latest Hollywood blockbusters and thoughtful films play at the AMC Loews
Ridgefield Park 12, and of course, the vast cultural and entertainment offers
of New York City are just a short bus or car ride across the George Washington
Bridge from Fort Lee.