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  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
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Fort Lee is a suburb of New York City with a population of 36,990. Fort Lee is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Fort Lee offers residents a dense 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
36,990

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$323,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,800
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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
    34.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    84.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    583.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    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
$78,093
National
$55,322
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Fort Lee Reviews

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My overall experience at Fort Lee is great. Being located right next to the George Washington Bridge, it is very easy for citizens of Fort Lee to go to New York. Furthermore, while being one bridge away from New York, it is a very safe neighborhood. You can walk around at night and not worry about being placed in dangerous situations. I also love how cultured Fort Lee is. With great diversity, you can experience a variety of foods from different cultures.
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Good schools, nice people, pretty safe, expensive

They hold community events like the tree lighting. But are disorganized about certain things, such as opening the ice rink and ensuring public paths are shoveled for high schoolers
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.