Morristown, the county seat of Morris County, is a bustling community of over 18,000 inhabitants, 30 miles west of New York. The town is proud of its 300-year colonial history and is rich in historical sites dating back to revolutionary times. It remains very much a town in its own right rather than a commuter suburb. It’s a place built for pedestrians, where people choose to walk and interact with their neighbors, rather than drive.
Despite its relatively small size, the town delivers large on amenities. Morristown’s hub is the Green, where you will find a choice of shops and award winning restaurants. The Green is the center of the town’s communal life, hosting the Festival on the Green every September (more), and a Christmas Festival.
The town is well provided educationally with eight elementary schools and a high school which consistently achieves above-average SAT scores
There’s no need to travel out of town to find recreational facilities. The town has its own theater, The Mayo Performing Arts Center, offering a busy schedule of local amateur and professional productions. For sports lovers, there’s an outdoor swimming pool at Burnham Park and easy access to Sports Arena in neighboring Morris Township. The town has over a dozen parks and playgrounds making it ideal for casual outdoor recreation.
As you would expect from a town close to New York, Morristown has great road connections with easy access to Interstates 287, 80, and 24. Manhattan can be reached by car in 50 minutes, but many commuters prefer to take the 70 -minute New Jersey Transit service from the town’s station.
The town has a variety of housing including condos, townhouses, and detached houses. The market is buoyant with sales up 25% year on year with the median sales price in March 2021 standing at $650,000. View other neighborhoods here.