Hanover Township lies just north of the county seat of Morristown and was the site of the first New England settlement in north west New Jersey. It expanded rapidly along with much of New Jersey after the second world war and is now a thriving suburb with over 14,00 inhabitants. Those who live in Hanover rate it very highly, due to its friendliness, safety and wide range of recreational facilities.
It is very much a family orientated place with a strong sense of local community. There are plenty of parks for children to play in and no shortage of sporting activities on offer. Local family attractions include The Whippany Railway Museum and the Frelinghuysen Arboretum which extends to over 100 acres and is free to visit.
After attending one of four local elementary and middle schools, high school students move onto Whippany Park High School which consistently ranks in the top 10% of public high schools in New Jersey.
The range of restaurants and stores in the township is a little limited, but Morristown, with its much wide choice, is only a ten-minute drive away. Although some locals complain about a lack of nightlife, that might suit others just fine depending on your age and interests!
Like the majority of suburban New Jersey, it has a well above average per capital income. The median house price in March 2021 was just shy of $500,000. There is a good range of property available ranging from condos and townhouses to large, detached homes.
The commute into New York can be done in under an hour by car via Interstate 80. Alternatively, the New Jersey Transit service from Morristown will get you there in 70. Want to view the other neighborhoods? Click here.