Fairview is a close knit, blue collar town that takes pride in its ethnic diversity and vast variety of programs for residents of all ages. Fairview is a place where people of all backgrounds and persuasions come together to help out in times of need or tragedy. In recent years, the town’s predominantly first and second generation Italian immigrants have been joined by an influx of new-comers from El Salvador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, former Yugoslavia, and Middle East.
Once a hub of the textile and embroidery industries, Fairview is struggling to revitalize its business district, upgrade its schools and stabilize property taxes. Modest homes crowd the narrow streets that run between Bergen Boulevard, Anderson Avenue, and Palisades Avenue, the town’s main thoroughfare.