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Old 02-15-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Can someone please explain how is Radburn neighborhood of fair lawn is different from the rest of fair lawn. Do resident there may a special tax or something to live there. I noticed that houses are higher in value there and school are a lot better than in other sections of fair lawn, what gives?

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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You pay a radburn association fee. Gives you use of pools. I think somewhere in the neighborhood of $500 a quarter.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:00 AM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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Can someone please explain how is Radburn neighborhood of fair lawn is different from the rest of fair lawn. Do resident there may a special tax or something to live there. I noticed that houses are higher in value there and school are a lot better than in other sections of fair lawn, what gives?
I'll admit that I know nothing about it but there are so such things as "special taxes" to live in a neighborhood. If you live in a given town, you pay their property tax rate and that's it. Some neighborhoods are nicer than others. That's not unusual

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You pay a radburn association fee. Gives you use of pools. I think somewhere in the neighborhood of $500 a quarter.
That makes sense-there's a homeowner's association-in other words avoid it like the plague
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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Radburn is famous for being the (or one of the) first planned communities in the United States, in the late 1920s. It was designed so that the houses had small yards but faced parks, and was set up so that children could walk to school without ever having to cross a street.

It has its own association and pool and other amenities. It had a section of attached townhouses long before condos made them popular again. There are architectural guidelines and whatnot.

The Wikipedia article sums it up pretty well.

Radburn, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Westwood, NJ
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I wouldn't say that schools and home values are necessarily better in the Radburn section than other parts of Fair Lawn. The Milnes section of Fair Lawn has a good elementary school and some high valued homes also.

In Radburn, you get use of the pool, parks, tennis courts, and activities for kids for your association fees.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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Radburn is a planned unit development (PUD) with a homeowner's association (HOA) and has annual assessments (dues) based on your property value. Radburn amenities as stated above include parks, private pools, tennis courts and community room, plus Radburn hosts a theatre group called the Radburn Players, Scouts and so forth. However, and this may or may not be a big issue for you, as of present, homeowners cannot automatically become "members" of the Radburn Association, even though they are required to pay annual assessments and abide by the restrictions on exterior changes and use of their property. In order to become a member, you must first be chosen by the sitting Board to be nominated on the annual ballot, then win election and serve on the Board for one term. For more information, read the Association By-Laws thoroughly on radburn.org and look at citizens' advocacy information on radburnunited.org .
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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Radburn is a great community, great for kids to be able to walk everywhere they need to do with no streets to cross.
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