Morris Township glories in the nickname of “The doughnut” because it completely surrounds the older community of Morristown out of which it grew. It is now five times the size of its ancestor and has a population of over 22,000. It is a spacious commuter suburb just 35 miles west of Manhattan and ranks highly in surveys of best places to live in New Jersey. People love the place, not only for a sense of community but also for its low crime rate and the amount of green space and parks.
Commuters can reach Manhattan in 75 minutes on the New Jersey Transit service from Convent station or drive there in just over an hour on interstate 287 and 280.
It is an affluent community, with educational attainment and per capita income well above the national average. It is popular with families who are attracted by the quality of the local public school and the range of recreational opportunities. But young professionals and retirees also choose to live here, adding to the pleasing diversity of the community.
The township offers a range of sporting and recreational facilities for all ages. There are two swim pools, a sports arena and numerous playing fields with sport facilities and clubs. The township is also home to the prestigious Morris County Golf Club.
Those looking to exercise their minds are spoilt for choice. The Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences is the second largest museum in New Jersey and is home to exhibits of local art, history and wildlife. If you are interested in the agricultural history of the area, then head to The Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. The history of the Revolutionary War can be explored at the Morristown National Historical Park, which has its headquarters in nearby Morristown.
Over 80% of people in Morris Township own their own home and prices range from $360,000 to over $1 million with the median house price standing at $674,000 in March 2021. Visit also the other neighborhoods here.