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Franklin Lakes NJ

Franklin Lakes is a borough in Bergen County with a population is approximately 10,000. This borough occupies almost 10 square miles and is surrounded by Wyckoff, Oakland, Mahwah, and Wayne. The borough does not have it’s own designated train station, but it is adjacent to several towns with stations such as Allendale, Hawthorne, and Mountain View.

LIFESTYLE

Franklin Lakes is an upscale, desirable from city to community in Northern New Jersey. The borough is close to New York City and features quiet neighborhoods. Residents enjoy community programming, a low crime rate, and favorable schools.

Location

Bergen County NJ

Community

Franklin Lakes is a great family town. This affluent borough has great parks with many athletic fields for recreational activities. Other amenities include an enhanced library, nature preserves, and lakes that offer locals tons of outdoor time. New residents can make fast friends at the Franklin Lakes Newcomers and Neighbors club, or connect online through social media neighborhood groups.

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Commute

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Schools

Schools in Franklin Lakes NJ

For the Kids

There are several organized and private children’s activities for kids of all ages. In the summer the town runs a camp, and during the year kids can participate in borough-sponsored sports programs in baseball, basketball, cheer-leading, football, lacrosse, soccer and softball, as well as a program called Dream team, which matches special-needs kids with volunteer “buddies” for a fun inclusive game of baseball. Saddle Ridge Riding Academy offers horseback riding lessons, and The Franklin Lakes Community Center is a division of the YMCA and offers a Kid Central drop-off play area as well as also classes in dance, theatre, music, swimming, and more. The Franklin Park Library features specialized programming for kids and teens.

AMENITIES & RECREATION

Franklin Lakes Recreation Department maintains the Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve and Parsons Pond Park. The nature preserve is a haven for the outdoorsy individual. There are 147 picturesque acres of land where locals can enjoy hikes, fishing, boating, kayaking and bird watching. Parsons Pond Park is a new to Franklin Lakes. This 84-acre recreation space was acquired by the borough in 2016 and features playing fields, walking paths, ponds and streams, and natural wooded areas. Head to Pulis Avenue Playground or the Municipal Field Playground and let the kids get out some energy.

Food & Drink

Franklin Lakes NJ & Surrounding Area

Top 10 Restaurants

  • Sook Pastry

  • 620 Reviews

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  • Gyro Grill

  • 92 Reviews

  • Phone: +18622219242

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Shopping

Urban Farms Shopping Center is the major shopping establishment in the community. The shopping center consists of almost 90,000 feet of retail and office space. You can find a Starbucks, a supermarket, and most other daily essentials such as a bank, nail salon, restaurants, hair salon, and a gift boutique called Cose Belle. Another retail area is in the north of town close to I-287. You can find a Stop & Shop and more stores and restaurants.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Despite it’s small size, Franklin Lakes offers plenty of food and nightlife. Head to the Chef’s Table, a Parisian-style cozy café, or to Campanello Trattoria, which features Italian style cuisine, excellent service and nice ambiance. On summer nights locals enjoy concerts in the park with acts like 80s bands and other rock and pop cover bands.

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History

On March 11, 1922, Franklin Lakes was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature. Benjamin Franklin had an illegitimate son named William Franklin for whom the borough is named after. William Franklin was a steadfast loyalist, who served as the last colonial Governor of New Jersey.

SURPRISE FEATURES

Several reality television shows have been filmed here. Bravo’s very popular reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey takes place here, and several cast members still live and reside in Franklin Lakes. The borough has also filmed an episode of Law & Order, MTV’s My Super Sweet 16, and VH1’s My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding.