Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Fort Lee

TOWN INFORMATION

Fort Lee is located in North New Jersey (Bergen County) near the George Washington Bridge. Just a few minutes away from Manhattan, Fort Lee is a beautiful town with a vast history and amazing view of NYC. Located atop the Hudson Palisades the Borough of Fort Lee sits at a population of approx. 35,500 residents. It’s early settlers were that of an American Revolution military encampment. George Washington stood on this rocky bluff and watched the attack and surrender of his garrison at Fort Washington, across the river. The George Washington Bridge, linking Fort Lee and upper Manhattan, opened to traffic in 1931. At one time Fort Lee was also the Motion Picture capital of America. Early movies, including the "Perils of Pauline," were filmed here.

Whether your interest lies in "Swan Lake" or a local Fort Lee jazz trio, scout out the most stimulating, enriching cultural things to do in Fort Lee right here. It's the easy way to add "quality" to your precious "quality time."
The Fort Lee school district has a rich history and award winning academic, athletic and arts departments. Highly competent, caring, and dedicated staff provides opportunities for each student to develop the skills, values, and behaviors needed to succeed in the rapidly changing, interdependent global society. They continue to raise the level of excellence in their schools while meeting the needs of the diverse student body and acknowledging the concerns of the Fort Lee community. The school district is composed of 6 schools totaling around 3400 students.


Population:  35,345 (2010 US Census)
Median Age: 44.7
Zip Code:  07024


Borough of Fort Lee NJ | 309 Main St, Room 22, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-3500
Fort Lee Police Department | 1327 16th St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-3700
Fort Lee Fire Department | 309 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-4699
Fort Lee Post Office | 229 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-944-1865 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 5PM; Sat, 8:30AM - 1PM.
Fort Lee - Palisade Post Office | 1213 Anderson Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-244-8787 Tel: 201-797-4267 Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 4:30PM; Sat, 8:30AM - Noon.
 
SCHOOLS & LIBRARY
Public
Fort Lee High School | 3000 Lemoine Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-585-4675
Lewis F. Cole Middle School | 467 Stillwell Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-585-4660
School No. 1 (K-6) | 250 Hoym St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-585-4620
School No. 2 (K-6) | 2047 Jones Rd, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-585-4630
School No. 3 (K-6) | 2405 Myrtle Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-585-4640
School No. 4 (K-6) | 1193 Anderson Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-585-4650
Day Care/Nursery Schools

Small World Montessori School | 308 Tom Hunter Rd, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-242-1300 Website: www.smallworld-montessori.com
Les Enfants Child Care | 1275 15th St #Pr1, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-224-4052 Website: www.lesenfantschildcare.com
Green House Preschool | 2070 Jones Rd, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-944-6655 Website: www.greenhousepre-school.com
Jewish Community Center-Fort Lee | 1449 Anderson Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-947-1735 Website: www.geshershalom.org
First Step Day Care Center Nursery Inc | 2 Executive Dr, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-944-9642 Website: www.thefirststepdaycare.com
Happy Kids Preschool | 1350 15th St #1A, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-224-0500 Website: www.happykidspre-school.com
Future's Best | 1435 10th St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-585-9400 Website: www.futuresbest.com
Palisades Pre-School & Kindergarten | 2324 5th St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-947-3898 Website: www.palisadescountryday.com
Hooks Lane School | 1061 Anderson Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-224-5353 Website: www.hookslaneschool.com
Chabad of Fort Lee | 808 Abbott Bvld, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-886-1238 Website: www.chabadfortlee.com
 
Fort Lee Public Library | 320 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-3615 Website: www.fortlee.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

Fort Lee Soccer League | Tel: 201-886-2580 Email: boardmembers@fortleesoccer.com
Fort Lee Jr. Bridgemen Football League | PO Box 291, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-3743
Fort Lee American Little League | 1301 Anderson Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-3746
Fort Lee National Little League | 1500 10th St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-3748
Fort Lee Girls Softball League | 1 Horizon Rd, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-886-0893
Fort Lee Boys Jr. Basketball League | PO Box 2141, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-519-6681
Fort Lee Girls Jr. Basketball League | Tel: 201-615-0274

Fort Lee Recreation Center | Bottom of Stillwell Ave at William T. Birch Park, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-3630

Coytesville Park
Firemen's Park
Freedom Park
General Van Fleet Park
Inwood Terrace Park
Joseph A. Gallo Park
Monument Park
Westview Park
Whitey Lang Park
William T. Birch Park

Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center
| 1355 Inwood Terr, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-4699
Fort Lee residents who wish to participate in Community Center activities and/or classes must have a photo ID card. In order to receive an ID card, one must show proof of residency in the form of a current NJ Driver’s License with a photo – OR – a lease, deed, property tax bill, recent cancelled rent check, recent cancelled maintenance check, or co-op or condo maintenance agreement. Members do not have to register for the following programs if they have a Community Center ID Card: English Conversation, Line Dancing, Latin Zumba Aerobics, Ballroom Dance, Toddler Open Gym Time, Tai Chi, Kung Fu Fan, Salsasize, Zumba Gold.


Fort Lee Youth Center | 2265 Lemoine Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-3755 Hours: Mon - Fri, 33:30PM - 6:30PM (ages 8 - Middle School only); Mon - Fri, 6:30PM - 9:30PM (High School only); Sat, 9AM - 1PM (ages 8 - Middle School only); Sat, 1PM - 5PM (High School only); Sun, 1PM - 5PM (all ages 8-17).
The Youth Center is open to all residents of Fort Lee who are 8 through 17 years of age. Registration for membership is taken during normal operating hours of the Youth Center. Proof of residency is required to obtain a Youth Center Membership Card.
 
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
Richard A. Nest Senior Citizens Center | 319 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-592-3500 x1513
The Richard A. Nest Senior Citizens Center offers social, educational, and recreational programs to Fort Lee residents age 55 and older - from morning cafe to lunch served in beautiful dining room. Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30AM - 4PM; Sat, 9AM - 3:30PM.


Senior Shuttle Bus Services

Senior Citizen Free Medical Transport
On Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, service is provided for NON-EMERGENCY medical transportation to three hospitals, and doctors along the route, for senior citizens and handicapped residents who need to visit their doctors and/or three hospitals for special treatment, etc.

Holy Name Hospital - Mon & Fri Mornings
These trips will go to Holy Name Hospital along Teaneck Road and will return on Teaneck Road back to Fort Lee. This trip will also include transportation to doctors within the Borough of Fort Lee and others along the route to Holy Name Hospital. The vehicle will pick up between 8:30AM & 10:10AM.
Englewood Hospital - Mon & Fri Afternoon
These trips will go to Englewood Hospital along Engle Street and will return on Dean Street back to Fort Lee. This trip will also include transportation to doctors within the Borough of Fort Lee and along the route to Englewood Hospital. The vehicle will pick up between 1PM & 2:10PM.
Hackensack Hospital - Wed Morning & Afternoon
These trips will go to Hackensack Hospital and doctors within the Borough of Fort Lee only. The vehicle will pick up between 8:30am and 10:10am and then between 1PM & 2:10PM.

On all trips, when the patient is ready to return to Fort Lee, they are to call from the receptionist's office of the hospital or doctor's office to
Parking Authority at 201-592-3500 Ext. 1518. Transportation will then be dispatched to the location. For further information rergarding schedule times and appointments, please call 201-592-3500 Ext. 1518, Tues - Fri, 8:30AM - 4PM; Mon, 8:30AM - 8PM.

Senior Citizen Housing
Harry Holtje House | 1425 10th St (Teresa Dr) Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-947-7400
Malcolm Towers (225 units) | 475 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-944-5270
Mediterranean House (306 units) | 505 North Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Tel: 201-944-5015
 
UTILITIES & SERVICES
Public Utilities
Public Services Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)
United Water

Other Services
Cablevision
Verizon
 
TRANSPORTATION
Shuttle Bus
All Around Town Local Bus Schedule, Main Street Shuttle Bus Schedule, Ferry Shuttle Bus Schedule
Bus Lines
New Jersey Transit 153 route runs Weekdays - Peak Hours Only to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
New Jersey Transit 154 route runs Weekdays & Saturday to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
New Jersey Transit 156, 158, 159 route runs Daily to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
New Jersey Transit 181, 182, 186, 188 route runs Daily to the GWB Bus Station.
Train
There is no train service from Fort Lee to New York Penn Station. The nearby PATH operates four lines of service: Mon - Fri, 6AM - 11PM Newark-World Trade Center, Hoboken-World Trade Center, Hoboken-33rd Street, and Journal Square-33rd Street.
PATH operates two lines of service: Mon - Fri, 11PM - 6AM Sat & Sun, ALL DAY. Newark-World Trade Center and Journal Square-33rd Street (via Hoboken). There is no direct Hoboken-World Trade Center during these times; customers must transfer at Grove Street to complete their trip.
Airports
Three major airports:

Newark Liberty International, JFK International, La Guardia Airport