Overall: 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. The areas has a wide range of housing options - duplexes, multifamily homes, luxury rentals, single family homes, condominiums, and co-ops - with wide price range from low 100k to above one million. That being said, Fort Lee is a great option for people with different budget and expectations.
Transportation: Because locating right across to George Washington Bridge, Fort Lee has a critical role in being a transportation hub for New Jersey residents commuting to New York City. Fort Lee is served by NJ Transit buses 154, 156, 158 and 159 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 171, 175, 178, 181, 182, 186 and 188 lines to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal; and local service on the 751, 753, 755 and 756. Rockland Coaches provides service along Route 9W on the 9T and 9AT bus lines and on the 14ET to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and on the 9 / 9A to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal. Saddle River Tours / Ameribus provides service to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on route 11C. * Free ferry shuttles run from Fort Lee to Port Imperial Ferry. See shuttle schedule here.
Schools: Fort Lee is also well known for its well-rated school system. There are four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school serving the district. Many parents moved to Fort Lee because of its school system. See Fort Lee's Public School Review.
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Fort Lee High (Secondary School) View Report
Lewis F. Cole Middle (Elementary School) View Report
Number 1 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 2 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 3 (Elementary School) View Report
Number 4 (Elementary School) View Report
Transportation methods to Manhattan: NJ Transit, Car, Ferry
Best for: All sorts of buyers with different budgets who do not mind commuting a little longer in exchange for a all-in-one package.
*Transportation information is subject to change due to COVID. Visit NJ Transit website to get the latest bus schedules.