The Radburn Association

The Radburn Association

The housing assocciation of Radburn.

Organization Type: Housing association
Specialties: Unknown
Founding Year: 1929
Country: United States
City: New Jersey
Zip code: NJ 07410
Address: 29-20 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn


Radburn, a planned community, was started in 1929. The community was intended to be a self-sufficient entity, with residential, commercial and industrial areas each supplementing the needs of others. All property within the boundaries of the Radburn Association is governed by The Declaration of Restrictions which runs with the land.

In 1974, the Radburn Association site was included in the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey State Register. In 2005, Radburn was designated a National Historic Landmark.

The residential areas include every type of housing unit with a wide range of cost. The basic layout of the community introduced the "super-block" concept, cul-de-sac (cluster) grouping, interior parklands, and separation of vehicular and pedestrian traffic to promote safety. Every home was planned with access to park walks.

There are extensive recreation programs planned for the entire community. While the orientation is primarily toward children, there is also a full range of adult activities. Some of the programs are: Tot Lot, Radburn Pre-school, sports, aerobics, amateur dramatics, library, clubroom facilities.