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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Fort Lee is a suburb of New York City with a population of 37,058. Fort Lee is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Fort Lee offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Lee there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Fort Lee and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fort Lee are highly rated.
About Fort Lee...
Population
37,058

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$332,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,665
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Fort Lee Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    131.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    609
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Fort Lee

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,578
National
$55,322
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Fort Lee Reviews

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A lot of good restaurants, especially Asian food. You can walk to many places without a car. Many places open 24 hours. Very safe neighbor. I have lived here for over 10 years, never had a problem. Commute time is 1 hour to midtown at peak hour which is not a big deal with me. Very good school, both of my kids went to a very good college(younger one got into Ivy league). You can also access to many natural parks for outdoor activities. Overall a great place to live and raise kids.
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Fort Lee is great, and the biggest advantage of the town is definitely its proximity to New York City. The George Washington Bridge is walking distance from most places in Fort Lee and the buses to get into the city from this town are very cheap. This is a huge plus considering how expensive tolls are and how hard it is to find parking once arriving in the city. Furthermore, the town has many great restaurants and the library has wonderful resources. There is strong diversity as well as job opportunities in the area. It is a great place for people who commute to New York City as well.
Fort Lee is an amazing place to grow up as it is an extremely diverse (ethnically and economically) urban setting with tons of culture, and located right next to Manhattan! There are plenty of international dining options, as well as supermarkets and a really cool movie theater, and even a pretty fun Latin nightclub.