Morristown

Morristown is a historic and vibrant town located in Morris County.

Welcome to Morristown

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Morristown is a historic and vibrant town located in Morris County, offering a unique blend of rich history, cultural charm, and convenient access to New York City. Situated just 30 miles west of Manhattan, Morristown provides residents with the best of both worlds—a picturesque suburban setting and easy proximity to the bustling metropolis. The town is bordered by neighboring communities such as Madison, Chatham, and Mendham.

The school systems in Morristown are highly regarded, making it an attractive destination for families. The Morris School District, rated an A on Niche, serves the town and comprises several elementary schools, Frelinghuysen Middle School for grades 6-8, and Morristown High School for grades 9-12. Their elementary schools include Lafayette Learning Center for PreK 3 and 4, Alfred Vail Elementary School for grades K-2, Hillcrest Elementary School for grades K-2, Woodland Elementary School for grades K-2, Alexander Hamilton Elementary School for grades 3-5, Normandy Park Elementary School for grades K-5, Sussex Avenue Elementary School for grades 3-5, and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for grades 3-5. More school information can be found on niche.com. These schools are known for their academic excellence, diverse programs, and commitment to fostering a supportive learning environment. The top-rated private school Morristown Beard for grades 6-12 is also located within Morristown.

Commuting into New York City is convenient and efficient. The town benefits from its close proximity to major highways and public transportation options. The Morristown train station offers direct train services to New York Penn Station, allowing residents to reach the city quickly and easily. Additionally, NJ Transit bus services are available for those who prefer alternative transportation.

Parking in Morristown is generally available, with various parking lots and garages located throughout the downtown area. Street parking is also available, although it may be subject to time limits or permit requirements in certain areas.

The utility companies serving Morristown ensure reliable access to essential services such as electricity, gas, and water. Providers like Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and local water utilities ensure the seamless delivery of utilities to homes and businesses.

Morristown boasts numerous parks and recreational areas, providing residents with opportunities for outdoor activities and leisure. The town is home to the expansive Morristown National Historical Park, which encompasses the historic Ford Mansion, the Washington's Headquarters Museum, and beautiful gardens. Other parks like Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Lewis Morris Park, and Loantaka Brook Reservation offer scenic trails, a beach, picnic areas, and wildlife observation.

For swimming and aquatic activities, the Morristown Municipal Pool provides a refreshing retreat during the summer months. Additionally, residents can enjoy playing tennis at the town's tennis courts, such as Abbett Avenue Park and Lidgerwood Park, which are well-maintained and available for public use.

While Morristown itself does not have a public golf course, several prestigious golf clubs are located nearby, including the Spring Brook Country Club and the Morris County Golf Club. These clubs offer top-notch golfing experiences in scenic settings.

Morristown is home to a wide range of organizations and community groups that contribute to its vibrant atmosphere. These organizations promote various interests, such as arts and culture, history, community service, and recreational activities, providing residents with opportunities for engagement and connection.

The town is a cultural hub, boasting a variety of theaters and performance venues. The Mayo Performing Arts Center presents a diverse range of performances, including Broadway shows, concerts, and cultural events. Additionally, the Morristown Green hosts outdoor concerts and festivals throughout the year, attracting residents and visitors alike. There is even a Compass office at 67 East Park Place.

Morristown's downtown area is a hotspot for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Known for its diverse culinary scene, the town offers an array of restaurants, cafes, and eateries that cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences. The downtown district is also home to boutique shops, art galleries, and local businesses, making it a vibrant destination for residents and visitors alike.

Overview for Morristown, NJ

20,340 people live in Morristown, where the median age is 35.6 and the average individual income is $57,662.65. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,340

Total Population

35.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$57,662.65

Average individual Income

Around Morristown, NJ

There's plenty to do around Morristown, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
53
Bikeable
Bike Score
39
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Prima Tuxedo, Whippany Athletic Club, and Wushu Kung Fu Fitness Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.14 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.9 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.96 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.9 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.77 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Morristown, NJ

Morristown has 8,831 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Morristown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,340 people call Morristown home. The population density is 5,204.21 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,340

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.6

Median Age

49.92 / 50.08%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
8,831

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$57,662.65

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Morristown, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Morristown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
The Red Oaks School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Assumption Of The Bvm School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Peck School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Shepard High School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5

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