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In 1974, the Radburn Association site was included in the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey State Register. In April 2005, Radburn was designated a National Historic Landmark.
The Radburn Association is a private association which is empowered to administer Radburn's common properties and to collect from the owners of properties quarterly association fees to cover the Association's maintenance and operation of communal facilities.
The Association is also empowered to restrict development and decoration of Radburn properties in order to maintain a consistent "look" to the community. Use of Radburn Association facilities is limited to residents though the parks themselves are ungated and the walkways are public property of the Borough of Fair Lawn, NJ.
There are approximately 3,100 people in 670 families residing in Radburn. Residences consist of approximately 469 single-family homes, 48 townhouses, 30 two-family houses and a 93-unit apartment complex.
Radburn's 149 acres (0.60 km2) include 23 acres (93,000 m2) of interior parks, four tennis courts and two swimming pools. Young children and their parents can make use of two toddler playgroup areas, two playgrounds and two toddler bathing pools.
There is also a community center, known as The Grange, which houses administrative offices, library, gymnasium, clubroom, pre-school and maintenance shops.
Radburn was explicitly designed to separate traffic by mode, with a pedestrian path system that does not cross any major roads at grade. Radburn introduced the largely residential "superblock" - a large cluster of houses that were "reversed", with living areas facing inward on a green open space and the rear of the house facing peripheral streets - and is credited with incorporating some of the earliest culs-de-sac in the United States.
Radburn is an unincorporated community located within Fair Lawn in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Radburn was founded in 1929 as "a town for the motor age". Its planners, Clarence Stein and Henry Wright, and its landscape architect Marjorie Sewell Cautley aimed to incorporate modern planning principles, which were then being introduced into England's Garden Cities, following ideas advocated by urban planners Ebenezer Howard, Sir Patrick Geddes and Clarence Perry. Perry’s Neighborhood unit concept was well-formulated by the time Radburn was planned, being informed by Forest Hills Gardens, Queens, New York (1909–1914), a garden-city development of the Russell Sage Foundation.