Welcome to Fort Lee Homes for Sale community page. Fort Lee is known for being home to the George Washington Bridge, but there was a time when for Fort Lee was famous for It’s film making history as well, and for that it was called the “Hollywood on the Hudson”. Fort Lee is also known for its 3 major parts, one being for its many high-rise condominiums with panoramic views of New York City. Second is a section that residents call the “Bluff Section”, which offers charming high-end and new construction homes overlooking the Hudson River and New York City. Third section of town is a beautiful tree lined street called “Abbott Blvd”, “Abbott Blvd” section may not have the views of the Bluff Section but offers beautiful mid to high-end homes. So there are many Fort Lee Homes for Sale in the community, they are also known for their high-end luxury Townhomes that are being built as well. Fort Lee Elementary School number 1 is also one of the top rated elementary schools in Bergen County.
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Fort Lee might no longer hold the title as home of America's film industry, however, the city offers some of the most breathtaking views that North Jersey has to offer. Located across the Hudson River and the famed George Washington Bridge from Manhattan, Fort Lee enjoys unrivaled proximity to the Big Apple while possessing a unique, diverse character on par with New York City.
Continue to read to find out the best of Fort Lee, NJ, and what it would be to call it home as a resident.
The history of Fort Lee dates back to the Revolutionary War when George Washington's Continental Army established a fort across the Hudson from New York and named it in honor of his second-in-command, Charles Lee. Known for resisting a British attack in 1776; the stand of the garrison of Fort Lee is commemorated at the Fort Lee Historic Park. Modern Fort Myer became a borough in 1904, and the town became famous as a popular filming location during the early 1900s. The Completion of the George Washington Bridge in 1931 transformed Fort Lee into a major suburb of New York, and since the 1960s, Fort Lee has exploded in size and population.
Part of Fort Lee's charm is the abundance of both vintage and contemporary home styles reflecting Fort Lee's long history. An abundance of colonial-style houses in the borough and Victorian residences represent Fort Lee's 300-year history. Modern Fort Lee's roots in the early 20th century are visible in brick homes fashioned in the 1950s, while Fort Lee's continuing growth is apparent in the form of contemporary-style housing lining its residential streets. Fort Lee has an average home price of $370k, making Fort Lee one of the more relatively affordable North Jersey suburbs of New York.
Fort Lee is home to four numbered elementary schools, as well as the Lewis F. Cole Middle School and Fort Lee High School. The convenience of school commutes is matched only by the facility of trips into New York. School commutes are matched only by the facility of trips into New York, and there is nothing more breezy than commuting with NJ Transit. The George Washington Bridge allows both drivers and cyclists to cross the Hudson in just under 15 minutes.
Fort Lee has an ideal situation that offers unobstructed views of New York City, spanning from the George Washington Bridge to downtown Manhattan. There is nowhere better than the views at Hudson Park, a well-preserved stretch of the Hudson Palisades with waterfalls, dense woodland, the ruins of the Revolutionary War fort, and commanding views of Manhattan. This wealth of nature within Fort Lee is rivaled by the Overpeck County Park on the opposite side of the borough. Overpeck Creek is along the border with Ridgefield Park and includes five miles of hiking trails in addition to a football field and other sports facilities.
Fort Lee is widely known for its status as a hub of cultural diversity, reflected by its Asian imported food supermarkets like HanNam Mart and H Mart, as well as its scores of East Asian restaurants like the Japanese Katsune Donkatsu Cafe and the Kira Revolving Sushi Bar, the Vietnamese Saigon Kitchen, and the Korean Gamja Tang Tang eatery. In addition, the DeNovo European Pub, Ventanas Restaurant and Lounge, River Palm Terrace Steakhouse, and Dino's Bar and Grill have even more food options ranging from fancy European fare to New York steaks and pizzas. Hiram's Hot Dogs, in business since 1932, provides historic flavor to any gourmand's meal.
Interested in the allure of calling Fort Lee, New Jersey home? With an extensive American history in the war for independence against Britain and beautiful historical sites, living in Fort Lee affords residents, new and established, access to some of the most beautiful areas, from parks to historic tours of the Fort Lee battlegrounds. With relatively affordable real estate, and access to the best top-rated school district, living in Fort Lee is a wonderful idea for young families and retirees alike. Explore the best of Fort Lee today.