A recent study by Movoto, a blog dedicated to real estate research, named Fair Lawn the best town in New Jersey. Movoto used many factors to rate each city in New Jersey.
All statistics are based on the state average. Real estate factors in a number of ways, from home and business values, cost of living, and number of businesses and amenities (in total and per person). Movoto counted pizzerias, bagel shops and restaurants as amenities since these three staples are unique and indicative of New Jersey. Crime and education were also considered. After all of these stats were tallied, Fair Lawn came out on top.
The Movotos study showed that the city has 16 pizzerias, six bagel shops and three restaurants. There are several historical places. The city’s crime rate is also 60% lower than the state average. So, at Fair Lawn, one can sightsee, have a good meal, and not have to worry about being robbed.
Fair Lawn is a small town of just over 32,000 people according to recent census reports. It is located between the great city of Paterson and Paramus, the shopping mall capital of the world. It is just 12 miles from New York City and has a diverse population, including a large Ukrainian and Russian section.
While perhaps the most impressive, ‘best city’ isn’t the only accolade bestowed recently. Over the past year, many studies and lists have been compiled. Fair Lawn has made its way onto top state and country lists from a number of websites. Here are some of the lists he’s recently ranked on:
- Friendly and family. Last month, San Francisco financial site Nerd Wallet ranked the city as the third most family-friendly city in New Jersey. This was based on income, cost of living, municipalities and education.
- Job. Nerd Wallet released another list last week. This one was for the best cities in New Jersey for job seekers. Fair Lawn ranked seventh due to a 5.3% increase in work between 2009 and 2011.
- Security. Earlier this year, the Neighborhood Scout research website declared Fair Lawn the 49th safest city in America. This website based its data on comparing the crime index of 12.5 to the number of inhabitants.
These lists all show that fair lawn and Bergen County is a region that supports both housing and employment markets. Residential and commercial real estate activity is on the rise.