A Better Home in Fort Lee, New Jersey
Fort Lee, located at the west end of the George Washington Bridge, is just across the Hudson from New York City. Nearly 32,067 people live in 2.58 square miles in 15,236 households occupying 2,387 single-family dwellings, 8,900 owner-occupied units and 6,332 renter-occupied units. Median rent is $1,000 and median value single-family dwelling is $287,000 (year 2000).
The Fort Lee School District
The Fort Lee School District is comprised of six schools for a total student body of over 3400 individuals. The district has a rich history and award winning academic, athletic, and arts departments.
The Fort Lee Public School District offers a quality education in a safe and secure environment with state of the art facilities and infrastructure. Our highly competent, caring, and dedicated staff provides opportunities for each student to develop the skills, values, and behaviors needed to succeed in our rapidly changing, interdependent global society. We continue to raise the level of excellence in our schools while meeting the needs of our diverse student body and acknowledging the concerns of the Fort Lee community.
SAT Scores in Fort Lee, New Jersey
Fort Lee, NJ residents have a percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher above state average:
High school or higher: 89.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 48.2%
Graduate or professional degree: 18.5%
Colleges/universities nearest to Fort Lee
CUNY City College, Yeshiva University, Columbia University In The City Of New York, Teachers College At Columbia University, Barnard College – each about 3 miles away in New York, NY; Fairleigh Dickinson University-All Campuses, 4 miles; Teaneck, NJ; and CUNY Hostos Community College, 5 miles; Bronx, NY.
Outside your Fort Lee Home: The George Washington Bridge
The George Washington Bridge crosses the Hudson River between Fort Lee and Upper Manhattan. The George Washington Bridge is one of the world’s busiest bridges and the world’s only 14-lane suspension bridge. On the New Jersey side, the tower rises out of the river 76 feet from shore; on the New York side, the tower stands on land.
Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry
Most people are familiar with the term “cliffhanger”, used to describe a movie filled with suspense, danger, and “seat-of-your pants” thrills. The term originated out of the early serials filmed on the New Jersey Palisades in Fort Lee – the birthplace of the motion picture industry in America.
The Fort Lee Public Library
Outside your Fort Lee Home: The Fort Lee Public Library, established in 1919, is now 7,600 square feet on two levels. The lower level houses the children room’s circular story time area, and computer alcove. The upper level provides a fiction area, a conference room, and quiet areas. The parking lot accommodates 75 cars.
In addition to printed materials, there are on-line services. The Fort Lee Public Library is a member of BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative Library System), which is the tenth largest library system in the nation. Members of the Library may borrow from any Bergen County library with their Fort Lee card. If there is an item that is not in any Bergen County library, the Reference Department may be able to get it through the New Jersey State Library within 6 weeks.
Outside your Fort Lee Home: Fort Lee Museum at the Judge Moore House
The Judge Moore House was built in 1922, out of Palisade Blue Stone. Fort Lee Museum opened in April 1999 to archive material and display various photos, objects, documents, and films from Fort Lee’s glorious past. The Judge Moore House is a work of art: a continuing work in progress in which contributions of town history are always welcome to provide an ever-growing city with a sense of its own identity.
Outside your Fort Lee Home: Monument Park
General George Washington ordered the building of fortifications in Fort Lee (then called Fort Constitution) in the summer of 1776. Following the fall of New York to British occupation, the Continental Army, under the leadership of Washington, crossed the Hudson River and scaled the Palisades to man the fortifications on the bluffs of Fort Lee. Washington, who named our town in honor of General Charles Lee, designated the area of what is now Monument Park and Fort Lee Museum, as an encampment for his troops. The Fort Lee Museum and the adjacent Monument Park occupy sacred soil in the history of our nation.
Thomas Paine wrote of his experiences in Fort Lee in his famous work “The American Crisis”.
Seeking a Home in Fort Lee
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