Fort Lee is known as “Hollywood on the Hudson” for its history of film making. It is a beautiful community along the Hudson River, offering panoramic views of New York City. Despite its rapid commercial and population growth, Fort Lee still retains the charm one expects to find in a small town. The town has a combination of attractive features from beautiful parks to a cosmopolitan town center. Moreover, Fort Lee’ s Ethnic & Cultural Heritage have been greatly diversified and arrivals from all nations are settling in the borough.
The Fort Lee School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district are School 1(K-6), School 2(PreK-6), School 3(K-6), School 4 (K-6), Lewis F. Cole Middle School (7-8) and Fort Lee High School (9 -12). During the 2010–11 school year, School #3 was awarded the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive, one of only ten schools statewide to be honored.
Fort Lee is served by NJ Transit buses 154, 156, 158 and 159 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 171, 175, 178, 181, 182, 186 and 188 lines to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal; and local service on the 751, 753, 755 and 756.
Rockland Coaches provides service along Route 9W on the 9T and 9AT bus lines and on the 14ET to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and on the 9 / 9A to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal.
Saddle River Tours / Ameribus provides service to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on route 11C.
Fort Lee has been home to many notable people including Major League Baseball outfielder Daryl Strawberry and TV host Bill O’Reilly.