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A+ Fort Lee Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Fort Lee Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than New Jersey
Fort Lee
13030% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12323% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fort Lee cost of living
A+ Fort Lee Crime Total crime is 52% lower than New Jersey
Total crime
77770% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 12970% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Fort Lee crime
B Fort Lee Employment Household income is 2% higher than New Jersey
Median household income
$75,44936% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$46,57856% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%27% lower than the US average
Fort Lee employment
F Fort Lee Housing Home value is 3% higher than New Jersey
Median home value
$326,50077% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,63372% higher than the US average
Home ownership
59%7% lower than the US average
Fort Lee real estate or Fort Lee rentals
A Fort Lee Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
93%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
62%27% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Fort Lee K-12 schools

Living in Fort Lee, NJ

Fort Lee is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. The city has a population of 36,607 inhabitants. With a population density of 14,540 people per square mile, Fort Lee is well above the nation's average density level. Individuals of White (50%) and Asian (42%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Fort Lee. 80% of the people in Fort Lee (over the age of 15) are married and 62% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Fort Lee could be a positive experience compared to other cities in New Jersey if you know where to look. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Fort Lee and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Fort Lee to New Jersey and the national average.

With a livability score of 75 out of 100, Fort Lee is ranked #5,134 in the United States and #71 in New Jersey. Clearly, Fort Lee is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Fort Lee has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A) and employment (B). Fort Lee does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Fort Lee on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Fort Lee has a violent crime rate of 68 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Fort Lee. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Fort Lee are affordable. Median real estate prices in Fort Lee come in at $326,500, which is 3.2% higher than the New Jersey average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Fort Lee, the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 0% lower than the New Jersey average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Fort Lee area were 4.7% and 5 year appreciation rates were 4.8%.

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Compare Fort Lee, NJ Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Fort Lee, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cobble Hill, New York8011.310,281
Liberty Park, Jersey City7811.5447
Battery Park, New York779.913,570
North Sutton Area, New York776.517,279
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Upper East Side, New York775.5194,024
Park Slope, New York7612.877,662
Carnegie Hill, New York764.714,743
Forest Hills, New York7511.1110,212

Best Cities Near Fort Lee, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cannondale, CT883892
Zarephath, NJ8338.38
Plainsboro Center, NJ8348.42,733
North Hills, NY8116.25,420
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Princeton, NJ8149.930,168
Pelham, NY809.56,996
Plandome, NY8014.41,228
Jericho, NY8022.913,730

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Fort Lee, NJ offers the best of both worlds!

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Community8/10
Nightlife8/10
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Fort Lee, New Jersey has something for everyone! It's so easy to find the home of your dreams, whether you like luxury high rises, townhouses, single family homes, or multi family homes for the extended families. If you like brand new, there is usually new construction going up somewhere in Fort Lee! It attracts many new residents for its excellent school system, its deep-rooted history and culture, and its close proximity to NYC.

Foodies will love Fort Lee! There are restaurants on practically every street, and dozens of food store. Fort Lee was the site of many old movies, and the home of many celebrities and sports stars! The Community Center features free gym facilities, movies, and concerts. The Fort Lee Historic Park and Museum sits on the banks of the Hudson River. New York City is a quick 1 mile drive on the historic George Washington Bridge. If you prefer a bit more of nature, ferries run all day and night!
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Source: The Fort Lee, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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