Franklin Lakes

Welcome to Franklin Lakes

Nature and privacy in an affluent community with 21 lakes

Franklin Lakes is an affluent Bergen County borough offering a desirable mix of nature and privacy. A pastoral landscape of rolling hillsides, lakes, and nature preserves within 25 miles of Manhattan, Franklin Lakes contains 21 scenic lakes and many homes with captivating waterfront views. This beautiful natural setting provides the backdrop for magnificent homes ranging from grand 19th-century estates to striking contemporary masterpieces. Hamptons-style mansions and elegant European-inspired residences sit on multi-acre wooded lots with impeccable landscaping and architecture. Many of the borough’s gorgeous older homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Franklin Lakes real estate also includes private communities such as Reserve at Franklin Lakes, which offer luxurious modern homes and first-class amenities. Contact The Taylor Lucyk Group to sell or find luxury homes for sale in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

What to Love

  • Masterpiece lakeside homes 
  • Urban Farm Shopping Center
  • 21 scenic lakes 
  • Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve

People & Lifestyle

Franklin Lakes has one of the highest average annual household incomes in New Jersey. The borough is home to many current and former stars of New York City’s sports teams as well as C-level executives, entertainers, and journalists. Franklin Lakes provides these elite residents with a tranquil haven merely an hour’s drive from Manhattan.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Urban Farms Shopping Center is Franklin Lakes’ main commercial hub. Market Basket is a gourmet grocery store that has been run by three generations of the same family since it first opened at Urban Farms in the 1960s. The store sells fresh produce and specialty prepared foodstuffs and has expansive seafood, prime meat, deli, and bakery counters. Their ready-to-eat items include dozens of delicious sandwiches, wraps, and pastries. Tony Lip’s Italian Restaurant serves authentic Italian pasta, pizza, homemade meatballs, and meat and seafood dishes. The restaurant is run by the son of Anthony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, whose memoirs were turned into the Academy Award-winning film Green Book. Other dining choices at Urban Farms include classic Chinese dishes at Golden Dynasty and a wide variety of nutrition-focused açai, pitaya, and coconut bowls and smoothies at Playa Bowls. Urban Farms also contains stylish fashion store Boutique 811, hair salons Riccio Studio and Urban Barbers, quaint gift shop Cose Belle, fitness studio Spinsanity, a Starbucks coffee shop, and several banks, offices, and local services.

Things to Do

With 21 lakes and lots of open space, Franklin Lakes is full of picturesque outdoor recreation areas for you to explore. Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve spans 120 acres with a 75-acre lake at its center. Permitted activities on the lake include fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. The nature preserve also has 2.3 miles of scenic hiking trails, which connect to an 11.5-mile trail network running through the adjacent 1,153-acre High Mountain Park Preserve. High Mountain Park Preserve is one of the largest areas of protected natural scenery in northern New Jersey. The preserve has a diverse habitat of wetland and woodland areas and more than 380 plant species. Trails ascend to the summit of High Mountain, providing mesmerizing views of New York City. The preserve’s sweeping views also take in a valley, reservoir, and much of northern New Jersey. The Indian Trail Club is a private lakeside country club with tennis and swimming facilities. Franklin Lakes Festival takes place over two days each September with a carnival, pony rides, food trucks, live music, and fun activities for kids, including face painting and bounce houses.

Schools

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

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

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Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, an experienced investor, curious about what your home is currently worth, looking to rent, or have any other real-estate related inquiries please reach out to the Taylor Lucyk Group.

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