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Franklin Lakes

Pastoral community with a gorgeous landscape




Welcome To Franklin Lakes



Franklin Lakes is a Bergen County borough characterized by rolling hills, lakes, and a placid pace of life. The community was formed in 1922 and named for William Franklin, an illegitimate son of Ben Franklin who served as New Jersey’s Governor. It is one of the most affluent communities in New Jersey, with an average household income of more than $220,000.

Franklin Lakes’ breathtaking architecture includes grand country manors, spacious European-inspired residences, and Hamptons-style mansions on multi-acre lots. As much care has been lavished on these properties’ sprawling grounds as their beautifully designed interiors and exteriors. Secluded within wooded countryside, Franklin Lakes’ magnificent homes feel like they belong to a world of their own.

What to Love


  • Magnificent architecture
  • Idyllic rural setting
  • Urban Farms Shopping Center
  • High Mountain Park views
  • Franklin Nature Reserve

People & Lifestyle

Notable residents of Franklin Lakes include many current and former star athletes, (coming from teams such as the New York Jets, Giants, Knicks, and Mets), notable authors and journalists, and C-level executives. Surrounded by gorgeous natural scenery yet within 25 miles of Manhattan, Franklin Lakes offers a peaceful retreat within easy reach of the Big Apple.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Covering 86,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, and office space, the Urban Farms Shopping Center is Franklin Lakes’ main commercial hub. Highlights here include Market Basket, a gourmet-to-go market with delectable deli food, lavish gift baskets, and an award-winning catering service. More shops and international restaurants can be found in Franklin Lakes’ strip malls, with The Chef’s Table serving traditional chef-driven French cuisine. The Indian Trail Club is a members-only racquet and swim club with an upscale event catering space available for public hire.

Things to Do

Franklin Lakes’ beautiful landscape has an array of outdoor recreation areas. Trails ascending to the summit of High Mountain Park provide stunning Manhattan skyline views. More hiking trails wind through the 120-acre Franklin Lakes Nature Reserve, with the 75-acre lake at its center open for kayaking, canoeing, and licensed fishing. In September, the Franklin Lakes Festival brings carnival rides, food stalls, street performers, and a car show to the community. The same month sees the community host the Franklin Lakes Scenic ½ Marathon, 5K Run, and 1-Mile Fun Run. Another popular event is June’s spring craft fair, with craft vendors, fine arts, and farm-fresh produce.

Schools

Franklin Lakes is served by the Franklin Lakes School District and Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District.

  • Colonial Road School, Public, PK-6
  • High Mountain Road School, Public, PK-5
  • Woodside Avenue, Public, K-5
  • Franklin Avenue Middle School, Public, 6-8
  • Ramapo High School, Public, 9-12
  • Indian Hills High School, Public, 9-12