Fort Lee

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Fort Lee, New Jersey is one of the most dynamic cities in the state. It is also one of the most important transportation and logistical points in the country. Fort Lee sits at the eastern border of Bergen County, NJ and is situated along the Hudson River. The city is named for the site of the Revolutionary War military camp that existed there. The city has a long and storied history including its status as the birthplace of the American film industry in the early 20th century.

Perhaps the most important thing about Fort Lee is the George Washington Bridge that connects it to Upper Manhattan in New York City. This makes Fort Lee a hub or residence for those who work in the city. And it adds greatly to the economic dynamism and diversity of the Fort Lee itself.

Indeed, Fort Lee has one of the best housing markets in the region. The commute to various points in New York City is easily managed. Crossing the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee takes resident to the heart of the NYC subway system, which then allows them to reach various points in the city.

Fort Lee is a great place to raise a family. Since the erection of the bridge in 1931, the city has seen a steady growth of housing and businesses. The 1960s and 1970s saw the construction of high-rise buildings, and the number and variety of accommodation has only increased since that time.

The city has also developed a burgeoning restaurant, art, and entertainment scene. Those who work in Manhattan but are unwilling to go through the hassle or expense of eating at some of its finer bistros will find the same quality and style in Fort Lee. The city also hosts Shakespeare in the park twice a week during the summer.

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4 Fort Lee School Number 2 Preschool - 4th Grade Public
5 Fort Lee School Number 1 Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
4 Fort Lee School Number 4 Kindergarten - 4th Grade Public
4 Fort Lee School Number 3 Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3 Lewis F Cole Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 Fort Lee High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Green House Preschool And Kindergarten Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Small World Montessri School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Christ The Teacher Interparochial School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
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