If you’re looking to live large in New Jersey, have a look at the suburb of Franklin Lakes. The borough boasts a selection of elegant luxury homes and estates nestled in roomy lots fringed with deep woods.
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Franklin Lakes is an affluent slice of Bergen County. Measuring a total of 9.85 square miles and home to approximately 10,800 residents, it has become a byword for luxury and sophistication.
The median household income in 2015 was $156,146, more than twice the median for the state. In 2010, Franklin Lakes made it to the top 150 of Forbes.com’s list of “America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes.” Becton Dickinson, a medical technology company on the Fortune 500, has its headquarters here.
Franklin Lakes’ peaceful neighborhoods and lush landscape has also attracted the attention of numerous film and television productions, making the borough the featured location for a number of well-known TV shows.
With New Jersey Route 208 running across it, it’s easy to get in and out of Franklin Lakes. Midtown Manhattan, as well as Newark and Jersey City, is just a 40 to 45-minute drive away in light traffic.
Franklin Lakes real estate
Beautiful luxury homes abound in Franklin Lakes.
Expect to find variations of the timeless Colonial style with brick, stone, stucco, and wood finishes. Some bear French Second Empire influence in their graceful lines, while others display touches of the Dutch revival aesthetic. Artful Mediterranean-style landscaping is a common feature for exteriors.
You can also dare to be different. Franklin Lakes also has quite a few modern that exhibit geometric and asymmetrical elements. As for new construction, it tends towards the neo-traditional.
Since the community boasts more than a few ponds and lakes, you can also have the opportunity to own an idyllic waterfront home.
Schools in Franklin Lakes, NJ
Franklin Lakes is home to some of the best schools across New Jersey.
In 2017, Niche.com listed High Mountain Road Elementary School and Colonial Road School as the 106th and 122nd best primary schools among hundreds of schools across the state.
Ramapo High School ranked31st out of more than 400 high schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017Best High Schools rankings.
Other Franklin Lakes Public Schools include Woodside Avenue School (K-5), Franklin Avenue Middle School (6-8), and Indian Hills High School (9-12).
Must-visit attractions in Franklin Lakes, NJ
- Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve – Encompassing147 acres, this nature park is an excellent place to commune with nature. Open to the public all year round from dawn to dusk, visitors can enjoy hiking the trails, bird watching, and boating.
- Saddle Ridge Riding Center – Bring the entire family to this full-service equestrian center. Nestled in 28 acres of hills, fields, and trails, guests can enjoy trail rides, riding lessons, and equestrian shows. The facility also accommodates parties and holds seasonal camps.
Franklin Lakes homes for sale
Excited to experience life in the lap of luxury? Talk to Haus Agency, the real estate authority in Bergen County, NJ. Call 201-636-2537 or send an email to barbara(at)yourhaus(dotted)com.