Franklin Lakes

Welcome to Franklin Lakes

An Enclave of Natural Elegance and Family-Friendly Luxury
In the heart of Bergen County lies Franklin Lakes, a town that epitomizes upscale, nature-focused living. This town is an affluent sanctuary that offers families and individuals a serene environment bolstered by expansive parks and picturesque trails. With its close-knit community vibe, Franklin Lakes provides a retreat from the hustle and bustle while still offering all the conveniences and luxuries of modern living.
Life in Franklin Lakes is a delightful blend of suburban ease and natural beauty. Residents take pride in their town, where the beauty of the outdoors is always just a step away. The family-friendly atmosphere is complemented by an array of fine dining and premium shopping options, ensuring that the residents enjoy the best of both worlds. The town's commitment to education and community activities ensures a vibrant social scene that caters to all ages, making it an ideal place to grow a family or enjoy a refined retirement.

What to Love

  • Top-notch Schools: A commitment to educational excellence, ensuring a bright future for the younger residents.
  • Nature Trails and Parks: Ample green spaces for outdoor enthusiasts and family outings.
  • Proximity to NYC: Enjoy rural charm with easy access to urban excitement.
  • Community Events: A calendar filled with activities that celebrate togetherness and fun.

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Franklin Lakes is defined by its embrace of the great outdoors and community-centric living. It's a place where weekends are spent exploring the numerous nature preserves or participating in the town’s many family-friendly events. The residents, ranging from young families to retirees, contribute to a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The community values health, wellness, and enrichment, as evidenced by the town's offerings of wellness clinics, wine tastings, and harvest festivals, ensuring a cultured and engaged lifestyle for all who call it home.

Dining and Entertainment

Franklin Lakes, NJ, boasts a diverse culinary scene with popular restaurants catering to various tastes. Among the top choices is the Market Basket, known for its quality food offerings. For pizza lovers, Uncle Louie's Pizza is a go-to spot. Japanese cuisine enthusiasts can enjoy Nigiri Sushi, known for its sushi. Rounding out the top five is Harmony Mediterranean Grill, offering authentic Mediterranean flavors. Additionally, Roast'd Coffee and Gio’s Gelato & Espresso Bar are also popular choices for coffee and ice cream enthusiasts. Each of these establishments adds unique flavors and experiences to Franklin Lakes' dining landscape.

Things to Do

With destinations like the Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve and the Lorrimer Sanctuary, residents have access to some of the most beautiful natural settings in the region. The Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve is a haven for those looking to kayak, fish, or simply enjoy a peaceful walk by the water. The Lorrimer Sanctuary, managed by the New Jersey Audubon Society, offers a different kind of retreat with its birdwatching opportunities and educational programs, perfect for nature lovers of all ages.
The town also ensures that the residents’ cultural and recreational needs are well catered to. Community-driven events like harvest festivals and family fun days are mainstays, enriching the lives of those who participate. These events not only serve as entertainment but also as a means to foster connections among neighbors, strengthening the community fabric.

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Overview for Franklin Lakes, NJ

11,037 people live in Franklin Lakes, where the median age is 48.1 and the average individual income is $96,164. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48.1 years

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Around Franklin Lakes, NJ

There's plenty to do around Franklin Lakes, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wyckoff Prime Meats, Wish Upon A Pastry, and Absolute TaeKwonDo.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$$ 1.98 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.34 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.93 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.27 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Franklin Lakes, NJ

Franklin Lakes has 3,847 households, with an average household size of 2.87. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Franklin Lakes do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,037 people call Franklin Lakes home. The population density is 1,171.59 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.09 / 49.91%

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Schools in Franklin Lakes, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Franklin Lakes. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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K - 5th
Franklin Avenue Middle School
6th - 8th
Academy Of The Most Blessed Sacrament
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No rating available
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Kindercare Learning Center
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