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Old 03-12-2007, 10:10 PM
 
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Hi,

Does anyone live in Fair Lawn? How about the Radburn section? Any input re: the town and its schools would be most appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:23 AM
 
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I knew someone who lived in Fair Lawn and had good things to say about it, but never mentioned any particulars. The schools are supposed to be excellent too.
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:30 PM
 
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Fairlawn,as much as I have seen from it, it's typical Jersey suburban. Mainly Russian population, some good ethnic food stores because of that
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:18 PM
ira
 
Location: Bergen County
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Fair Lawn is OK. Nothing exciting, IMO. Schools are pretty good. My only reservation against Fair Lawn would be its proximity to Paterson. Parts of Fair Lawn that are closer to Paterson look very industrial and run-down. The rest of it is not bad.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:32 PM
 
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Fair Lawn is OK. Nothing exciting, IMO. Schools are pretty good. My only reservation against Fair Lawn would be its proximity to Paterson. Parts of Fair Lawn that are closer to Paterson look very industrial and run-down. The rest of it is not bad.
I completley dissagree with this. First of all Paterson is on the other side of the river. And the town over the bridge is Elmwood Park so your geography is a little off. And Fair Lawn to my knowledge has no run down areas and basically no industry.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:09 PM
ira
 
Location: Bergen County
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I completley dissagree with this. First of all Paterson is on the other side of the river. And the town over the bridge is Elmwood Park so your geography is a little off. And Fair Lawn to my knowledge has no run down areas and basically no industry.
Paterson borders Fair Lawn from the West, while Elmwood Park borders it from the South. So, there is nothing wrong with my geography. And yes, Paterson is on the other side of the river but it's not exactly Amazon River - it's a tiny, little river, which, like I said, makes it too close to Fair Lawn.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:22 PM
 
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So, there is nothing wrong with my geography. And yes, Paterson is on the other side of the river but it's not exactly Amazon River
..........LOL.........
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:37 AM
 
Location: North NJ
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ira, fair lawn is a very EXPENSIVE area there are little to no run down areas, and the only industrial places are a little section of Morlot ave. Places close to the passaic river are not poor, typically just more weathered houses, the area overall is very nice. A schools, movie theatres, 10 pizzerias, 5 miles to 2 malls. Yea it may be close to P town but are town is nothing like theirs. And Elmwood Park? There is nothing wrong with them, they are a poorer town (meaning 2br 2bath houses dont cost $500,000) It is just a area that hasnt rebuilt as much as fair lawn.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:31 PM
 
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Default Fair Lawn is a great place

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Hi,

Does anyone live in Fair Lawn? How about the Radburn section? Any input re: the town and its schools would be most appreciated.

Thanks!
My daughter has lived in Fair Lawn for over 13 years. I have visited all of those years and I have driven though the area that borders Patt. and it is not a run down or bad area. The houses are not 500k but they are still nice places. I guess it just depend on what each person thinks is a nice area.
As for the schools Thomas Jefferson Middle and Milnes Elem are the best. Both of my grandkids go to these schools. I have found that the population in Fair Lawn is mostly Jewish. So the food is great....they have the best RUBIN in the world....they bet NY.....LOL
Taxes are crazy...Look to pay 400 -600K for a house and taxes of 5-10K. Utlities are not cheap either.
The town as a whole is very safe.
I plan to move in the area when my house sell here. I would love to live in Fair Lawn but can not afford the taxes. So, I am looking in the eastern Pa area.
If I can answer any other question or I can call my daughter and she would be happy to help in anyway, just PM me.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:42 PM
 
Location: North NJ
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i dont know the last time youve been here but prices are well in the upper 4's and dont stop till the 6's and 7's.
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