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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 York City.

Fort Lee Population:

35,461

Fort Lee Median Family income:

$72,140

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 grade.

• 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 - 8)
• 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
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 pediatric services.

Fort Lee Cultural and Recreational Resources:

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 leagues.

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.
 

Bergen County Information

Founded:
1683
  Area:
247 Square Miles
  Population:
909,235
  Largest City: Hackensack
  Median Income:
$79,577
  Median Home Price:
$475,000
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