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Borough of Madison was named after the fourth President of
the United States. Its broad tree-lined streets reflect
the colonial characteristics of its early development.
Madison, known as the Rose City, is a 108-year-old borough
known for its small-town ambiance. At the center of town
sits a Gothic train station, a town hall with a marble
portico and a shopping district.
The Borough of Madison has many high quality architecture
and historical buildings. The entire downtown commercial
district and the historic Bottle Hill district on Ridgedale
Avenue are listed on the State and National Registers of
The borough is known for its upper-middle class prosperity with neatly kept Victorian-era wood frame houses and a short stretch of stately mansions along Route 124, once known as Millionaires’ Row. The Morris County borough covers 4.1 square miles.
offers outstanding municipal services and facilities to
Madison NJ, located in Morris
County has lower property taxes than comparable homes in Essex County towns.
Madison's Community Festival
Bottle Hill Day is a day to celebrate Madison's cultural
heritage. It features local merchant sidewalk displays and
outside dining. Madison residents, businesses and community
organizations join together to celeberate and enjoy a day
full of shopping, entertainment and family fun.
is the home of two major academic institutions: Drew
University and Farleigh Dickinson University. The Borough
has more than 101 acres of parks and public lands
allocated for recreational use. Public Facilities include
the Community Pool, tennis, ice skating rink, and the
nearby County Park system, including Loantaka Brook
Reservation, and Lewis Morris Park. There are many private
clubs offering golf, tennis and swimming. For those with
wider horizons, NYC with its cultural and entertainment
riches is less than an hour away by bus or rail.
A world of shopping is within easy reach. Downtown Madison
presents dozens of Specialty shops, Fine Restaurants,
Retail Shopping and Small Businesses.
Excellent Department Stores catering virtually to every
taste are nearby. Primary among these is a Main Street business
district with widely diversified specialty shops and
excellent restaurants. Nearby are five malls:
Headquarters, Short hills, Livingston, Rockaway
and Willow brook mall.
The Borough of Madison is on
the NJ Transit's Midtown Direct Train line and has easy
access to Manhattan. The NJ Transit Morris and Essex Line of
serves Madison with direct service to New York Penn Station
and to Hoboken.
Local and New York City Port Authority Buses and direct
train to New York City Penn station are within one mile.
Convenient commute via New Jersey Transits Midtown Direct
Line into NYC. It takes about 45 minutes to reach Midtown Manhattan
The Lakeland Bus Line provides limited commuter bus service
between Madison and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New
Madison town is also close to major Highways like Routes 78,
287, 80 and 280 and New Jersey Route 24.
Newark-Liberty International Airport is about 15 miles from
Madison. Nearby Morristown Municipal Airport provides
services for corporate and private jets.
Madison is home to three universities and colleges—Drew
University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and the College
of St. Elizabeth.
Madison School District is Top rated and Madison NJ has
some of the best schools in New Jersey. There are three
elementary schools (K-5), Kings Road, Central Avenue and Torey J. Sabatini, Madison Junior School (6-8)
and Madison High School often cited in statewide and
Madison Board of Education
359 Woodland Road
Many exclusive, private elementary and
Prep/Boarding/Catholic high schools are also available
within a few miles
Today, Madison provides a plethora of social and
cultural options for its residents. There are many
Borough parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, nature trails,
picnic areas and playgrounds, a separate area for outdoor
Madison is about 25 miles
away from midtown Manhattan which opens up a wide range of
Other county, state and federal parks, are
within a few minutes drive. Downtown Madison
presents dozens of Specialty shops, Retail Shopping and
Small Businesses. as
well as numerous, ethnically diverse restaurants.
County and National Parks, hiking, biking, swimming, skating, movie theatres and health clubs
are all nearby.
If even more active life
beckons, visit the borough parks where you can try your
hand at everything from bocce to baseball. The Morris County
Park Commission operates 24 sites, including three golf
courses, two aboreta and the Mennen Sports Arena and offers
a year-round program of activities throughout the county
like adult education courses, programs for school children,
planned trail walks, golf tournaments and outdoor concerts.
Hartley Dodge Memorial, Kings Road
Madison Free Public Library, 39 Keep St.
Official Town Website: http://www.rosenet.org/gov/