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Old 12-02-2012, 08:16 PM
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Any insight on this town?

Why does it seem like "your dollar goes further" in this town with regards to the real estate prices in the current market compared to the surrounding towns?

How do the public schools fare in Fair Lawn?

Can someone comment on the demographics of this town? Is it white collar or blue collar?

Are any parts of this town known for flooding?

How safe is Fair Lawn given its proximity to Paterson, NJ?

What's the easiest way to comute from Fair Lawn to Livingston? What time would be recommended if one needed to get to Livingston by 9 a.m. on weekedays?

Any feedback regarding Fair Lawn would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:47 AM
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Fair Lawn's a decent town. Has a LOT of older capes on small lot, which probably accounts for the lower prices you see.

Mix of white and blue collar. I know plumbers and electricians who live in FL, but it is also a big commuter town.

Demographics--predominantly white, but black/Latino/Asian/Indians are there also. High Jewish populations including Orthodox, Conservative and Reform. Significant Catholic population also--St. Anne's RC Church has a school.

Schools are considered decent. Lots of sports programs for the kids. I don't think I've ever known another town with that many baseball fields.

Town also has two municipal sand-bottom pools.

The cops keep the low-lifes from Paterson out pretty well. My ex grew up off Morlot near the Paterson border, and once in a while Paterson kids would cross the river to try to steal bikes or break in houses. Usually neighbors were vigilant and knew who didn't belong.

In times of extreme rainfall, areas adjacent to the Passaic River can flood.

Commuting to Livingston--Google Maps might be your best bet. Not really familiar with Livingston or how you get there.

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Old 03-12-2015, 02:45 PM
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Livingston is a bit of a haul to commute because you'd be heading out on the busiest roads: the Parkway or 20/21, I-280 or the long way around I-80 to I-287 to 10. If you're used to busy North Jersey traffic, maybe that wouldn't be a bother.

On weekends, off hours, it's about 40 minutes.

As to flooding, parts alongside the Passaic or by Saddle River park are obvious hazards, but there are brooks and low-lying areas that can get flooded from overflowed storm drains when the big storms hit.
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