Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Fair Lawn

TOWN INFORMATION

An historic account of Fair Lawn would be incomplete without the acknowledgment of the Lenni-Lenapi ("original people"), native tribes of northern New Jersey. Their trails, campsites, rock shelters and hunting grounds became the roads and towns we use and reside in today. The first Dutch settlers traveled up, what we now know as, the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers, to establish fur trading posts with the Hackinghaesaky Indians, one of the tribes of the Lenni-Lenapi. The great chief of the tribes was Oratam. As settlements expanded, the Lenni-Lenapi were forced further west to unsettled land. They left behind place names of Indian origin. Few of us realize how many indigenous names still remain, for example: Passaic (either "where the river goes over the falls" or "valley"), Paramus ("fine stream" or "place of wild turkeys"), Wagaraw ("crooked place" or "river bend"). Typically, River Road, one of the oldest roads in the eastern part of our country, was once an Indian trail, leading to the "Great Rock" tribal council site in Glen Rock.

Fair Lawn's pinnacle of growth was during the 1940s and 1950s. Expansive areas of farm lands were developed for single-family homes and several large garden apartment complexes. The population exploded from 9,000 in 1940 to an estimated peak of about 37,000 in 1968. Fair Lawn Industrial Park (on Route 208) was developed during the 1950s with several additions in the following decade. Among the Industrial Park's corporate residents are internationally known firms such as Kodak, Nabisco and Lea & Perrins.

By 1970, the remaining large tracts of land had been urbanized. The last farm in Fair Lawn was a 20 acre tract in the Industrial Park at Fair Lawn Avenue. In 1998, this tract was developed into apartments.
What began as an agricultural community has grown into a suburban town providing homes, schools, parks and shops for residents and jobs for thousands of workers in businesses, offices and industries.


Population:  32,457 (2010 US Census)
Median Age: 43.1
Zip Code:  07410


Borough of Fair Lawn NJ | PO Box 376, 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5340
Fair Lawn Police Department | 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-796-1400
Fair Lawn Fire Department | 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5389
Fair Lawn Post Office | 14-24 Abbott Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-796-5400 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 5PM; Sat, 8:30AM - 1PM.
Fair Lawn Post Office | 12-44 River Rd #1, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-797-4267 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9AM - 4:30PM.
 
SCHOOLS & LIBRARY
Public
Fair Lawn High School | 14-00 Berdan Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5450 Website: www.flhs.org
Thomas Jefferson Middle School | 35-01 Morlot Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-703-2240
Memorial Middle School | 12-00 First St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5470
John A. Forrest Elementary School | 1000 Hopper Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5565
Lyncrest Elementary School | 9-04 Morlot Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5555
Henry B. Milnes Elementary School | 8-01 Philip St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5550
Radburn Elementary School | 1800 Radburn Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5480
Warren Point Elementary School | 30-07 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5570
Westmoreland Elementary School | 16-50 Parmelee Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5490
Day Care/Nursery Schools

Fair Lawn Jewish Center | 1010 Norma Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-796-9434 Website: www.fljc.com
St. Anne School | 15-05 St. Anne St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-796-3353 Website: www.stannenj.com
Gan Iris Nursery School | 11-16 Plaza Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-475-8880
Van Riper Ellis Christian School | 7-20 Bellair Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-791-7853
Play'n Learn Nursery School | 37 Garwood Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-0045
Anshei Lubavitch Outreach Center | 10-10 Plaza Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-3370 Website: www.fairlawnchabad.com
Leah Sokoloff Nursery School | 19-10 Morlot Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-791-6744 Website: www.lsns.shomrei-torah.org
Temple Beth Sholom Hebrew School | 40-25 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-797-2865 Website: www.tbsfl.org
 
Fair Lawn Public Library | 10-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-796-3536 Website: www.fairlawn.bccls.org
 
RECREATION, ARTS & LEISURE
Alpine Country Club | 80 Anderson Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-2121
Closter Golf Center | 153 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-768-0990
Edgewood Country Club | 449 Rivervale Rd # B, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-666-1200
Emerson Golf Club | 99 Palisade Ave, Emerson, NJ 07630 Tel: 201-261-1100
Hackensack Golf Club | 800 Soldier Hill Rd, Emerson, NJ 07630 Tel: 201-261-5505
Haworth Country Club | 5 Lake Shore Dr, Haworth, NJ 07641 Tel: 201-384-7300
Jon Manos Golf Academy | 153 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-666-0043
Knickerbocker Country Club | 188 Knickerbocker Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-568-1460
Metro Golf & Fitness | 145 Piermont Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-4653
Montammy Golf Club | Route 9w, Alpine, NJ 07620 Tel: 201-768-9000
Old Tappan Golf Course | 83 Dewolf Rd, Old Tappan, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-767-1199
Paramus Golf & Country Club | 314 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-447-6067
Ridgewood Country Club | 96 W Midland Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 201-599-3900
Rivervale Country Club | 660 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-391-2300
Rockleigh Golf Course | 35 Paris Ave, Rockleigh, NJ 07647 Tel: 201-768-6353
Valley Brook Golf | 15 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-664-5886
White Beeches Golf & Country Club | 70 Haworth Dr, Haworth, NJ 07641 Tel: 201-385-8531

Fair Lawn All-Sports Association | www.flallsports.org

Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary Club | The local Club meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:30AM at Panera Bread on Fair Lawn Ave & Plaza Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Fair Lawn Lion's Club | The local Club meets each Wednesday (except 3rd Wednesday of each month) at NOON at Fair Lawn Athletic Club 14-19 Parmelee Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Fair Lawn Community Center | 10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5372
Arts, Theater & Events - Enjoy world class plays, musicals, concerts and more!

Adult Activities: Fitness Center - Open Mon - Fri, 6:30AM - 9PM; Sat & Sun, 9AM - 1PM. Computer Center - Adults will have use of the computer room Mon - Fri, 6:30AM - 6:30PM; Sat, 9AM - 7PM; Sun, 7AM - 5PM.
Teen Center: Open to Fair Lawn children in grades 9-12 only. Pre-registration is required. Hours: Mon - Thurs, 7PM - 9:30PM; Sat & Sun, 7PM - 10:30PM. The Teen Center is closed during the month of August.
Youth Activities: Fitness Programs, Computer Center, Karate/Self-Defense
 
Movie Theaters
Clearview Bergenfield | 58 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-1600
Closter Clearview Cinemas | 130 Vervalen St, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-769-8800
AMC Theaters – Garden State 16 | 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652 Tel: 888-262-4386
AMC Loews Ridgefield Park 12 | 75 Challenger Rd, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 Tel: 888-262-4386
Clearview Warner 4 | 190 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Tel: 201-444-1234
Clearview Tenafly Cinema 4 | 4 W. Railroad Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Tel: 201-871-8889
Cedar Lane Cinemas | 503 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-836-3334
Clearview Cinemas | 249 Pascack Rd, Washington Township, NJ 07676 Tel: 201-666-8020
Westwood Cinema | 182 Center Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675 Tel: 201-664-3200

Performing Arts Theaters, Studios & Schools
O. DiBella Music Inc | 456 S. Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-5800
Nunnbetter Dance Theater | 161 Woodbine St, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Tel: 201-385-9638
Classic Ballet School | 171 Closter Dock Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-767-0240
Closter Music School | 570 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-784-2080
Sylvan Academy of Music | 539 Durie Ave #3, Closter NJ 07624
CJC Music School | 510 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ 07624 Tel: 201-994-9996
Cresskill Performing Arts Inc | 300 Knickerbocker Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626 Tel: 201-390-7513
All Seasons Chamber Players | 115 Orchard Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-768-1331
The Art School at Old Church | 561 Piermont Rd, Demarest, NJ 07627 Tel: 201-767-7160
Broadway Bound Dance Center Inc | 52 W. Madison Ave, Dumont, NJ 07628 Tel: 201-385-4114
Bergen Performing Arts Center | 30 N. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-227-1030
Sukha Arts Center | 76 Schraalenburgh Rd, Harrington Park, NJ 07640 Tel: 201-857-2455
Players Guild of Leonia Inc | 130 Grand Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605 Tel: 201-947-9606
Soloist Music | 336 Broad Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605 Tel: 201-944-7656
Art Center of Northern New Jersey | 250 Center St, New Milford, NJ 07646 Tel: 201-599-2992
Bergen Academy of Music & Art | 244 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell, NJ 07649 Tel: 201-940-2200
Little Firehouse Theatre

MEDICAL

Englewood Hospital | 350 Engle St,  Englewood, NJ 07631 Tel: 201-894-3000
Hackensack University Medical Center | 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Tel: 201-996-2000
Holy Name Hospital | 718 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel:  201-833-3000 
Palisades General Hospital | 7600 River Rd, North Bergen, NJ 07047 Tel: 201-854-5000
Valley Hospital | 223 N. Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Tel: 800-825-5391
 
SENIOR SERVICES
Fair Lawn Community Center |  10-10 20th St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Tel: 201-794-5372
The Card Room at the Center has tables available for card games, chess and checkers. This room is for FAir Lawn adults only with membership cards. Cards, chess.checker pieces and games are not provided. Please bring your own. Card Room Hours: Tues & Wed, 9AM - 9PM; Sat & Sun, 9AM - 5PM. Table Tennis for Adults & Seniors, starting Tuesday, October 10th, will be held on Tues, 10AM - Noon; Thurs, 1:30PM - 3PM. Membership cards are required and it is availbel to Fair Lawn residents only.
 
UTILITIES & SERVICES
Public Utilities
Public Services Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)
United Water

Other Services
Cablevision
Verizon
 
TRANSPORTATION
Bus Lines
New Jersey Transit 164 route runs daily to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
Train
The
Main/Bergen County-Port Jervis Line runs from Broadway Station (Parking: LOT 1 E. 55th St & Broadway/Rt. 4) to New York Penn Station, with a stop at the Secaucus Junction.
Airports
Three major airports:

Newark Liberty International, JFK International, La Guardia Airport