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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Fair Lawn is a suburb of New York City with a population of 33,205. Fair Lawn is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Fair Lawn offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fair Lawn there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fair Lawn and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fair Lawn are highly rated.
About Fair Lawn...
Population
33,205

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$396,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,463
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Fair Lawn Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    27
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    187
    500
  • Theft
    1,049
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,716
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Fair Lawn Reviews

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Fair Lawn is an exceptional place. It is safe with remarkable public transportation access (both train and bus) and a variety of shopping and dining options including major chains and local businesses. The public schools are top-notch. My teachers prepared me well for higher education. I adore the library and its extensive activities. Ultimately, the downside is its lack of affordability, which can be said for Bergen County in general. The cost of living is astronomical in comparison to wages, and despite the overall affluence of this area, many are struggling.
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Great place! Extremely family friendly and safe for all people of all races, ethnicities, and religions. Great schools.
Fair Lawn itself is...okay. Its suburbs but the houses are expensive and New Jersey has the highest property tax in the country. On top of that, there are not many apartments so not ideal for college students. However, it is very close to other towns that have many malls, food, and entertainment (like Ridgewood or Fort Lee). On the other hand, it borders Elmwood Park (not known for its safety) and is close to Paterson. Overall, Fair Lawn itself is safe and crime is low.