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Fort Lee is a city in Bergen County.
Fort Lee is conveniently located between the Paramus, NJ retail corridor, and the world renowned and legendary, New York City. This town is comprised of a large residential community of fort lee natives, but there is also much cultural diversity within the town. This culture represented through the vast variety of international restaurants, and small business, which help make fort lee so diverse, but there is a strong Korean presence that can be seen in retail and dining storefronts. Fort Lee is a small town but is piled high with apartment buildings. Because Fort Lee is situation on the Hudson River bank, there are breathtaking views from almost any window facing the river. The New York City skyline, and 4th of July fireworks are incomparable to many sights. Fort Lee, as built up commercially and residentially as it is houses many playing fields and recreational parks as well as bike and running trails. It is the perfect combination of city meets suburb. Fort Lee is known for its apartment buildings and co-op complexes. These types of habitations are desirable for families with or without children, as well as the elderly because of the extensive amenities. Many buildings offer garage parking, elevators, storage units, pool and spa access, park grounds, and ample security. One of the largest perks of this town is the walking access to many restaurants, convenience stores and mass transit transportation.
Fort Lee is located in Bergen County, NJ and is bordered by Edgewater, Englewood Cliffs, Cliffside Park and Leonia. If coming from New York City, via I-95 or the Palisades Parkway, within NJ roadways there are several exits, which merge from Routes 4, 80, 17 and the NJ Turnpike. Fort Lee can also be accessed by boat or ferry from New York City via Edgewater and Weehawken docks. The nearest airports to Fort Lee are Newark, LaGuardia, Teterboro, JFK and Westchester.
Most people chose cars, but if headed to a central area, such as Main Street, it is best to drive there, and park in a municipal parking lot, and walk around from there. Since so much of the town’s retail area is clustered in 3 or 4 block radius, it would be beneficial to walk around, but might also be dangerous given the high traffic intersections. If walking use caution, and if parking, make sure to feed the meter with plenty of pocket change; the meter maids take their job very seriously. Since fort lee is situated in such a convenient area for those commuting to and from the city, there is often high traffic and congestion on the roads. If you are planning on being somewhere at a certain time, one might suggest leaving a good 10 to 15 minutes to escape local traffic before hitting any major roadways.
For local transportation or air-port/train station services, there are several local taxi company's that are reliable.
Fort Lee is known and named for the story of how General George Washington was forced to evacuate the area in November of 1776 and begin his famous retreat through New Jersey during the winter of 1776-77 in the protection of "Fort Lee".The Visitors' Center provides information on the role of Fort Lee in the War. Audio-visual displays, detailed exhibits, gives visitors a sense of what this town was like centuries ago.
There is an abundance of supermarkets, one the most famous and unique being Caffasso’s Fairway Market. There are also a plethora of nail salons, frozen yogurt shops, coffee shops and gas stations. Other than eating, or shopping, or shopping for food, there is not much else to do unless you work in Fort Lee. Fort Lee also has a great community center open to all borough residents. The community center has dance, yoga, and other exercise classes, offers open gym hours for basketball or other recreation. During the summer their outdoor theatre is used for performances and "movies in the park" every friday night.
Main Street is the primary retail section of Fort Lee, and features stores such as Borders, Liquor Stores, Metropolitan Plant Exchange, and you can find a deli or drug store on every corner. There are tons of specialty boutiques, and gourmet caterers, as well as clothing and sporting good retailers. Metropolitan Plants is a haven for gardeners or flower lovers. They have by far the largest selection of all your gardening needs and more!
Within Fort Lee, the main attraction would be its collection of ZAGAT rated restaurants. Despite a strong Korean demographic, Fort Lee offers international cuisine and is famous for their pizzerias, deli’s and 24-hour diners. They have a warm local atmosphere and taste great wether your dining in or taking out!
There are many bars within restaurants, and almost every restaurant has a liquor licese, or is BYOB.