Fair Lawn NJ
Fair Lawn is a borough in Bergen County with a population is about 33,000 people. The town is just 20 miles north of the bustling Newark Liberty International Airport and 8 miles of Teterboro Airport. The Radburn and Broadway train stations service Fair Lawn, connecting it to the rest of New Jersey Transit and New York City.
Fair Lawn is a charming suburb that feel chic and urban but keeps the charm and small-town amenities of a traditional suburb. Fair Lawn has several restaurants, coffee shops and parks that appeal to its family-oriented residents. Many families and young professionals live here due to its proximity to New York City.
Bergen County NJ
People in the know choose Fair Lawn over other towns in New Jersey because of it’s charm, safety, and public transportation system that offers a short commute to Manhattan by both bus and train. A small town, Fair Lawn enjoys its strategic location between Paterson and Paramus, with all its shopping, dining, and entertainment resources.
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For the Kids
Children have a lot of extracurricular activities offered to them in Fair Lawn. There are several town parks that feature a community pool, playing fields, skating rink and much more. There is a large bowling alley where kids can get together with friends. There is a town camp and recreation programs for kids of all ages. At the community center, kids can play arcade games in the game room or sign up for sports programs such as street hockey, flag football, or golf. Recently opened is the Fair Lawn Youth Center for kids in grades 5 to 8. The center has programmed activities and dances as well as space to hang out, play games, and socialize.
AMENITIES & RECREATION
There are many town parks in Fair Lawn. Gregory Park has a basketball court, playground, walking path and baseball field. Berdan Grove Park is home to the John Alaimo Field for baseball, basketball, and much more. Memorial Park has an inline skating park, and a beach park alongside playing fields and basketball courts. Little League programs run throughout the year at these parks for seasonal sports. The town library offers an extensive amount of programs for children and adults of all ages.
Food & Drink
Fair Lawn NJ & Surrounding Area
Top 10 Restaurants
$$ . Pizza
$ . Halal
$$ . Indian
$$ . Breakfast & Brunch
$$ . Chicken Wings
$$ . Italian
$ . Burgers
$$ . Modern European
$$ . Mediterranean
Radburn Shopping Center is a convenient shopping center in town. It features many convenient and specialty stores, as well as many delicious restaurants. There is an ample amount of parking and located at the center of town. Many other independent stores are located along Morlot Avenue, Fair Lawn Avenue, and Route 208.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Fair Lawn offers so many things to do. Families join together for the Fair Lawn High Marathon, movie nights at the Memorial community pool, and the common area at the Promenade. There is a large bowling alley, Fair Lawn Lanes, which includes 32 bowling lanes, an arcade, and a lounge. At the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, a wide variety of adult, youth, and cultural activities are held including performances such as “12 Angry Men”, “Arsenic & Old Lace”, “Singing the Holidays,” a “Mamma Mia!” youth production, and “A Taste of Our Town” food event, among many other fine arts, theatrical arts, and music programs.
Members of the Lenni Lenape tribe were the first setters in Fair Lawn. They were a peaceful group of hunter-gatherers who eventually sold their land to Dutch and Irish settlers and moved to Pennsylvania. In 1924, Fair Lawn was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature as “Fairlawn.” Fairlawn was taken from David Acker’s estate home, which was built in 1865 and became the Fair Lawn Municipal Building. Fair Lawn has a motto, coined by Jake Janso, “A great place to visit and a better place to live.”
The Garrestson Forge and Farm is one of the oldest historic sites in the county. Built in 1719, the Dutch Colonial homestead is one of the last examples of farming life in the 1700’s. The Farm offers season tours and has a working vegetable garden, butterfly garden, and children’s garden. The Farm hosts festivals, classes and workshops throughout the year.