MORRIS COUNTY

County Offices
10 Court Street
Morristown 973-285-6000
www.co.morris.nj.us

Chamber of Commerce
325 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

Major Highways
Interstates 78, 287, 80, 280; Routes 10, 24, 124

Morris County has experienced rapid growth in recent years, combining an attractive array of qualities that are equally appealing to business and newcomers looking for the ideal place to call home. Situated in the rolling hills and lakes of the central portion of Northern New Jersey, Morris County is rich in historic lore and tradition. Just 30 miles from New York City, the county offers natural beauty, rural landscapes, historic buildings, and relaxed country living. This area has evolved in recent decades from a suburban-rural region to a rapidly developing suburban-urban center. While the influx of highly visible corporations has spurred widespread residential and economic growth, Morristown continues to anchor the region as the seat of county government and the legal and financial center for Northern New Jersey.

Research centers have been attracted to this area since the days when Samuel Morse first perfected the telegraphy in a barn in Morristown. In recent years, the hospitality industry has burgeoned in response to corporate and private needs. The continual flood of tourists has created a demand for quality accommodations, catering to visitors who are drawn to premier historic sites, breathtaking scenery, vast recreational amenities, and first-rate cultural attractions. Serving the county’s transportation needs,  a highly efficient transit network includes state and federal highways and mass transit opportunities for commuters.

 

Services
Morris County’s commitment to excellence is never more evident than within its educational system, from outstanding public school districts to respected private and parochial schools. A full complement of programs for the gifted and challenged combines with a strong core curriculum and outstanding vocational and technical training opportunities for students of all ages. Those seeking a higher education will find a selection of quality colleges and universities in Morris County: Fairleigh Dickinson University and Drew University are in Madison, the College of St. Elizabeth is located in Convent Station, and County College of Morris is available in Randolph. Considering that one out of every four high-school graduates attends the County College of Morris, the wide appeal of its diverse two-year programs has been proven time and time again.

Newcomers to Morris County can look forward to state-of-the-art healthcare services and facilities anchored by major hospitals and medical centers. Chilton Memorial Hospital, St. Clare’s Hospital Denville, St. Clare’s Hospital Dover, and Morristown Memorial Hospital are among the major institutions that provide leading-edge treatment and diagnostics. Morristown Memorial Hospital alone offers 600 beds, serving as a regional resource for highly advanced services that include tertiary care. Through the county, skilled physicians and dentists in private practice, family practice clinics, emergency care centers, same-day surgery centers, and other specialized facilities meet every need.

 

Lifestyle
Few sections of New Jersey can offer the selection of housing found in Morris County, where the choices range from landmark homesteads to elegant mansions and contemporary properties with every amenity. Parsippany-Troy Hills is especially known for the abundance of multi-family developments of condominiums and townhouses. Throughout the county, comfortable garden apartments and efficiency split-level homes mix with rambling Georgian and Victorian estates that feature sweeping lawns and meticulously landscaped gardens. Large-scale housing developments have blossomed in recent years, especially in outlying areas where large tracts of land were once devoted to agriculture.

Shopping is available in larger malls and major retail districts, although the county excels in antique treasures and delightful boutiques that are tucked away in odd corners. “The Green” in Morristown dates back to the colonial era, bordered by more than 30 stores and restaurants, a thriving business center, entertainment centers, and a retail promenade. Many of the contemporary shopping centers feature branches of famous New York stores without the “Big Apple” price tags. Cultural activities and events range from outstanding galleries and museums to the performing arts. The area’s close proximity to many of New Jersey finest arts and entertainment venues combine with easy access to Manhattan and Broadway theaters for leisure options that are unrivaled. Local festivals, celebrations, concerts, parades, and holiday events play an important role in the tranquil yet lively Morris County lifestyle.

Lush parks are strategically situated to offer Morris County easy access to recreational amenities and facilities. Riding stables for equestrians, excellent golf courses, ice-skating arenas, cross-country ski trails, outdoor education centers, summer music festivals, swimming areas and facilities, bike paths, multi-purpose trails, arboretums, and nature centers are some of the quality attractions. Drawing more than two million visitors each year, these meticulously maintained parks encompass almost 11,000 acres of recreational and educational facilities. Overnight camping, sports fields, picnic sites, parafitness courses, and lovely gardens make these green spaces a cherished playground for all ages. Bringing together spectacular natural beauty, educational excellence, successful corporations, and first-rate attractions, Morris County offers an idyllic home.

 

Boonton, Mountain Lakes
Municipal Offices
Boonton 973-402-9410
www.boonton.org
Boonton Township 973-402-4002
www.boontontownship.com
Mountain Lakes 973-334-3131
www.mtnlakes.org

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

The neighboring communities of Boonton Township and Boonton Town offer a warm, hometown atmosphere in close proximity to bustling urban centers. Boonton Township provides the luxury of spacious country living with expansive lots that blend with picturesque small farms and several private lakes. Boonton Town is characterized as a pastoral bedroom community with an urban flavor and a small pocket of local industry. The distinctive Main Street district is dotted with charming older homes and antiques shops.. Mountain Lakes offers a unique planned development that mixes attractive corporate centers with exclusive, heavily wooded residential enclaves. Rambling stucco homes affectionately called “Lakers” add a unique flavor to the housing selection. Extensive development of recreational services and facilities enhanced the appeal of these communities, offering everything from sports fields to lakefront recreation and beaches. Transportation efficiencies include Interstate 287 as well as commuter bus and train service to New York City.

 

Butler, Pequannock
Municipal Offices
Butler 973-838-7200
www.butlerborough.com
Pequannock 973-835-5700
www.peqtwp.org

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

Nestled in the northeastern section of Morris County, the communities of Butler and Pequannock offer distinctive environments. Butler Borough is characterized as long-established town that features lush parks, a museum, and thriving businesses in renovated rubber mill houses. The larger community of Pequannock Township features stately old trees, rolling hills, and outstanding recreational facilities such as Pequannock Valley Park. Lovely, older single-family homes blend with new residential developments in these commuter-oriented suburban communities. Lush parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, and active recreational programs ensure quality leisure activities. Transportation efficiencies include easy access to regional highways and bus service to New York City.

 

Chatham
Municipal Offices
Chatham Borough 973-635-0674
www.chathamborough.org
Chatham Township 973-635-4600
www.chathamtownship-nj.gov

Chamber of Commerce
Chatham 905-580-9644

The quiet, carefully developed, residential Chatham area is located near Exit 7 of Route 24 just 25 miles west of New York City on the eastern edge of Morris County. The borough and township are so closely aligned that residents often refer to them collectively as “Chatham.” This area offers many fine homes, townhomes, garden apartments, and condominiums for a suburban lifestyle that includes excellent regional shopping facilities and restaurants along the Main Street district. Cultural opportunities include the facilities and programs of neighboring Drew and Fairleigh Dickinson universities. Recreational amenities include local and county parks, the Great Swamp National Wildlife preserve in Chatham Township and the Jockey Hollow and Morristown National Historical Parks. Beautiful older properties, abundant amenities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and transportation efficiencies contribute to the popularity of both communities.

 

Chester
Municipal Offices
Chester Borough 908-879-3660
www.chesterborough.org
Chester Township 908-879-5100
www.chestertownship.org

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

Surrounded by Chester Township, Chester Borough is a small, historic community of quaint shops, fine antique stores, craft boutiques, remarkable churches, and lovely homes. Charming neighborhoods create a delightful contrast to the area’s picturesque farms. The township offers a decidedly rural environment that harmonizes secluded estates, well-preserved historic homes, and exclusive single-family residences on meticulously landscaped lots. The area is characterized by open space, new development, vast acres of state and county parks, and well-developed recreational facilities. One of the highlights for new residents is the “Neighbors & Newcomers of Chester” group, where more than 200 family members plan social activities and events for the community. Route 206, Interstates 287 and 80, and bus or train service to New York City provide transportation efficiencies.

 

Denville
Municipal Offices
Denville 973-625-8300
www.denvillenj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

Known as the “hub of Morris County,” Denville enjoys an enviable location near Routes 80, 46, 10, and 53. The housing selection ranges from lake cottages and townhouses to magnificent estate homes on spacious lots. Sidewalk dining, community gardens, and a charming central business district add to the appeal of suburban living. Nearby lush parks, recreational lakes and beaches, and picturesque scenery make these communities popular with commuters to regional employment centers. Recreational facilities include playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, a conservation area, and a swim club. Interstates 80 and 87, bus service to New York City, and train service to Manhattan underline the transportation efficiencies.

 

Dover, Wharton
Municipal Offices
Dover 973-366-2200
www.dover.nj.us
Wharton 973-361-8444
www.whartonnj.com

Chamber of Commerce
Dover 973-361-3462
http://randolphchamber.org/

Although the neighboring communities of Dover Town and Wharton Borough are similar in geographic size, Dover supports approximately three times the population. This long-established traditional town of quiet residential streets lined with clapboard homes also features a bustling business district. A growing industrial track has blossomed along the Interstate 80 corridor. Historic Wharton is situated on the Rockaway River and provides a balanced mix of industrial and residential areas. The nearby Picatinny Arsenal stimulates the business economy and expands employment opportunities. Local parks, sports courts, and the 238-Hedden Park are available in Dover. Nearby Washington is home to Schooleys Mountain Park and a golf course. Interstate 80, New Jersey Transit bus and rail from Dover, and bus service to Morristown and New York City from Washington underline the transportation efficiencies.

 

East Hanover, Hanover
Municipal Offices
East Hanover 973-428-3000
www.easthanovertownship.com
Whippany 973-428-2500
www.hanovertownship.com

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

The highly developed suburban communities of Hanover and East Hanover blend business, industrial, and residential development approximately 25 miles west of New York City. The Passaic and Whippany rivers traverse this area, which borders East Hanover. The heavily traveled Route 10 corridor has emerged as one of the finest shopping areas in the state, and Mount Pleasant Avenue offers a quaint historical district. A complete range of housing is available in this area, from attractive older homes along quiet, tree-lined streets to newer construction. Recreational amenities include outdoor skating rinks, tennis courts, playgrounds, sports fields and courts, recreational centers, a YMCA, conservation areas, and swimming pools. Transportation efficiencies are provided by Route 10, Interstates 280 and 287, and commuter bus service to New York City.

 

Florham Park, Madison
Municipal Offices
Florham Park 973-410-5304
www.florhamparkboro.net
Madison 973-593-3042
www.rosenet.org

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

Newcomers to the Florham Park-Madison area will find a lively college-town atmosphere where attractive homes line tranquil tree-lined streets. The well-developed community of Florham Park is home to several leading companies as well as a campus for Fairleigh Dickinson University. Neighboring Madison features the private institutions of Drew University and the College of St. Elizabeth. Madison features the architectural charm of a quaint town center with a shopping district, a dramatic Gothic train station, and a town hall with a marble portico. Beautiful Victorian houses and stately mansions include the area known as “Millionaire’s Row.” Recreational amenities include a conservation area in Florham Park, lush local parks, playgrounds, sports facilities, league sports, tennis courts, swimming pools, a skating rink, YMCA facilities, and a golf course. Transportation efficiencies combine major thoroughfares with bus service to New York and train service to Hoboken from Madison.

 

Harding, Long Hill
Municipal Offices
Harding 973-267-8000
www.hardingnj.org
Long Hill 908-647-8000
www.longhillnj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

A community marked by affluence, Harding supports a sparse populating in a sprawling area. Incorporated in 1922, the township has managed to remain a pristine country retreat in a densely populated region. The community showcases many magnificent estates and secluded manor along private roads. Formerly known as Passaic, Long Hill is geographically separated from the rest of Morris County by the natural barrier of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Long Hill development tends to be clustered in a number of small villages where residents enjoying a friendly, small-town atmosphere. Excellent indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, local festivities, holiday celebrations, and a strong sense of community make this a desirable area. Transportation efficiencies include Routes 512 and 24, Interstates 78 and 287, and commuter bus or train service to New York City.

 

Jefferson, Kinnelon
Municipal Offices
Jefferson 973-697-1500
www.jeffersontownship.net
Kinnelon 973-838-5401
www.kinnelonboro.org

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

Panoramic mountains and sparkling lakes enhance Jefferson Township’s reputation as a year-round recreational capital. The township divides its residential development between premier lakeshore and woodland settings. Lake Shawnee, White Rock Lake, Lake Winona, Cozy Lake, Longwood Lake, Lake Forest, and Lake Swannanoa are some of the small communities nestled in this area. Well-kept older homes blend with newer housing and condominium developments to cater to every lifestyle. Rural Kinnelon Borough, home to the beautiful Pyramid Mountain nature area, offers a county lifestyle with strong appeal to commuters. Exceptional recreational amenities include the Mahlong Dickerson Reservation with 1,287 vast acres and New Jersey’s largest freshwater lake. Water sports, boating, fishing, golf, tennis, hiking, biking, and camping are popular activities. Transportation efficiencies include Route 15, Interstate 80, and bus service to New York City.

Lincoln Park

Municipal Offices
Lincoln Park 973-694-6100
www.lincolnpark.org

Chamber of Commerce
Montville 973-263-3310
www.montvillechamber.com

The unique community of Lincoln Park harmonizes a small-town blend of historic treasures, premier dinosaur fossil discoveries, and long-established traditions with a progressive attitude. Beautiful historic properties blend with condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes in a variety of architectural styles. Transportation efficiencies include regional highways and Interstate 80 as well as commuter bus and train service to New York City.

 

Montville

Municipal Offices
973-331-3300
www.montvillenj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Montville 973-263-3310
www.montvillechamber.com

Primarily suburban and residential in nature, the sprawling township of Montville is divided into three sections of development: Montville, Towaco, and Pine Brook. Beautiful historic properties blend with condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes in a variety of architectural styles. Slow growth has preserved much of the natural beauty and original charm of this rural area. Recreational amenities include sports fields and league sports, tennis courts, a community lake for bathing and fishing, public and private clubs, outdoor ice-skating, and the Great Swamp Conservation area. Transportation efficiencies include regional highways and Interstate 80 as well as commuter bus and train service to New York City.

 

Mendham, Randolph
Municipal Offices
Mendam Township 973-543-4555
www.mendhamtownship.org
Mendham Borough 973-543-7152
www.mendhamnj.org
Randoph 973-989-7100
www.randolphnj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Mount Freedom 973-361-3462
www.randolphchamber.org

Characterized as semi-rural in a rolling hills setting, Mendham Township surrounds Mendham Borough to offer a comfortable hometown atmosphere. Historic estates, picturesque farms, and large single-family homes often enjoy spacious lots or multi-acre properties. The borough’s quaint Main Street adds a charming ambiance with convenience services and shops. Recently ranked among Money Magazine’s “Hottest Towns” in its “Best Places to Live,” Randolph offers a rapidly developing suburban community against a scenic backdrop of panoramic hillsides. As the home of Morris County College, Randolph continues to attract corporate attention. Transportation efficiencies include Route 24, access to Route 10 and Interstate 80, and regional bus service. Recreational amenities include a 10-acre nature area, tennis courts, sports fields, league play, a swimming pool, and a golf course.

 

Morristown, Morris, Morris Plains
Municipal Offices
Morristown 973-455-1133
www.morristown-nj.org
Morris 973-326-7400
www.morristwp.com
Morris Plains 973-538-2224
www.morrisplainsboro.org

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

The affluent residential community of Morris Township offers an attractive blend of open and developed areas with a varied terrain. Showcasing remarkable natural beauty, this area is the site of many of the county’s recreational parks and preserves. Encircled by the township, historic Morristown offers quaint businesses and a commercial center, serving as the legal and financial hub of New Jersey. Newcomers will discover a pleasing variety of housing, from charming older properties to newer construction. Morris Plains offers a well-situated suburban community of picturesque single-family residences and major corporations. Lush parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports., swimming pools, tennis courts, and a golf club combine with Patriots Path for passive recreation for a full complement of leisure activities. Transportation efficiencies include Interstates 287 and 80, Route 24, and commuter bus or train service to Manhattan.

 

Mount Olive, Netcong
Municipal Offices
Mt. Olive 973-691-0900
www.mountolivetownship.com
Netcong 973-347-0252
www.netcong.org

Chamber of Commerce
Mount Olive 973-691-0109
http://mountolivechambernj.com

The growing community of Mount Olive concentrates the lion’s share of development near the historic areas of Flanders and Drakesville. The area surrounding Budd Lake is another hotbed of growth that offers picturesque views. A premier office and manufacturing park provides opportunities for local employment and creates a favorable tax base. Historic Netcong is a small, quaint community of strong traditions where many homes retain their turn-of-the-century charm. Netcong is noted for its colorful cultural celebrations and offers a delightful Main Street shopping experience, anchored on one end by the New Jersey Transit train station and on the other side by beautiful Lake Musconetcong. Lush parks, tennis courts, sports fields, league play, a conservation area, a golf course, private sports clubs, and a municipal beach ensure quality leisure activities. Transportation efficiencies include Route 46 and 206, Interstate 80, and commuter bus or train to New York City.

 

Parsippany-Troy Hills
Municipal Offices
Parsippany 973-263-4350
www.parsippany.net

Chamber of Commerce
Parsippany 973-402-6400
www.pacc-nj.org

The active, bustling community of Parsippany-Troy Hills features six major residential areas where a complete complement of housing features a wide range of styles and price ranges. Four major highways bisect the township, which has seen rapid growth in recent decades in both residential and business sectors. More than 70 major firms have chosen Parsippany-Troy Hills as the place to expand or relocate. An excellent education system, local cultural amenities, attractive recreational facilities, and strong sense of community pride continue to attract newcomers to this thriving area. Transportation efficiencies include Interstates 287, 280 and 80 as well as commuter bus to New York City. Recreational opportunities are diverse and include lush parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, private sports clubs, and a golf course.

 

Rockaway
Municipal Offices
Rockaway Borough 973-627-2000
www.rockawayborough.com
Rockaway Township 973-983-2834
www.rockawaytownship.org

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

Situated approximately 40 miles west of New York City off Routes 80 and 46, Rockaway Borough provides comfortable housing, an acclaimed school system, and a wide array of service and amenities. Retaining a small-town feeling, the borough is characterized as a charming commuter town with a colonial flavor. This quiet, residential community with a pristine lake nestles in the shadow of the much larger neighboring Rockaway Township. Newcomers to the township will discover a delightful, rustic area that features lush woods and vast open space. Home of the College County of Morris, the township balances industry and commercial activity with tranquil neighborhoods. Local parks, athletic fields, league sports, playgrounds, tennis courts, ice-skating, a golf course, and sparkling lakes ensure quality leisure activities. Transportation efficiencies include Interstate 80, Route 15, and bus or train service to New York City.

 

Roxbury, Mount Arlington
Municipal Offices
Roxbury 973-448-2000
www.roxburynj.us
Mt. Arlington 973-398-6832
http://mountarlingtonnj.org

Chamber of Commerce
Ledgewood 973-770-0740
www.roxburynjchamber.org

Dotted with lovely lakes, Roxbury Township offers an attractive residential haven that enjoys easy access to along tree-lined streets offer a pleasing mix of well-kept older homes and newer single-family developments. Mount Arlington provides a relaxed living environment and picturesque setting on Lake Hopatcong. Many of the homes in this serene bedroom community were once summer cottages that were converted into year-round residences. Older homes blend with newer construction in this area of spectacular views, pristine waters, and rolling hills. Local parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, private sports clubs, and full-year recreational programs are among the leisure activities. Transportation efficiencies include Interstate 80, Routes 46 and 10, and commuter bus to New York City.

Washington Township
Municipal Offices
Washington 908-876-3315
www.wtmorris.org

Chamber of Commerce
Florham Park 973-539-3882
www.morrischamber.org

The exclusive rural community of Washington Township is nestled in the western portion of Morris County. Boasting an idyllic setting, Washington is home to premier recreational amenities like Hacklebarney State Park and Schooley’s Mountain Park, famous for its natural springs. This growing area provides a pleasing variety of housing options, from sprawling single-family homes to more modest patio homes and townhomes. Settled in 1738, this rural area features many historic areas and preserved farms. Since it represents the largest of the municipalities, future growth and expansion are assured. Transportation efficiencies in this area include Routes 46, 57, and 206 as well as bus service to Morristown and New York City. Recreational amenities are crowned by the vast parks but also include sports facilities, playgrounds, and golf course.

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