Mendham Township is located in the south central portion of Morris County and surrounds its sister community of Mendham Borough on three sides. It occupies an area of 17.9 square miles and has a population of 5,400. Because of its close proximity to Morristown, commuters can drive just a few minutes east to access the New Jersey Transit midtown-direct Morris & Essex line express train which takes 57 minutes to reach New York Penn Station and 40 minutes to reach Hoboken, in addition to other major commuter highways, as well as access to Morristown Municipal Airport and Morristown Memorial Hospital. Newark Liberty International Airport is only 45 minutes away by car. Heading west in the opposite direction just a few short miles is the charming town of Chester, known for its historic main street village shopping area and access to other major commuter highways.
The Township is completely residential with the exception of one restaurant, with The Borough being home to all of the shops, stores restaurants and other businesses in the area. The local landscape includes streams, parkland, tall oaks and rolling hills which are all reminiscent of a classic Norman Rockwell painting. Despite the present-day transformation from a rural farming community to one of New Jersey’s more affluent residential suburbs, both Mendham Township and The Borough retains its early character through carefully preserved homes, farm buildings, and villages. These are living remnants of Mendham’s past when people worked where they lived in a natural setting, away from the factories and mills of the big city, pursuing economic independence and the American dream.
One of the more popular annual events in The Township is the Fourth of July Parade and Festival on Main Street in Brookside. A true slice of classic small town Americana, this parade features local float entries, bands, antique vehicles, fire trucks, clowns, farm animals and civic leaders followed by games, contests and food at the Brookside Community Center. Other annual community events include clam bakes and pancake breakfasts sponsored by the fire department.
Mendham Borough occupies an area of 6 square miles and is surrounded by Mendham Township on three sides with a population of approximately 5,000 people. Known for its rich historic charm and quaintness, Mendham Borough’s most notable landmarks include the Phoenix House which serves as the borough’s municipal building and the Black Horse Pub & Tavern, both located on Main Street. Mendham Borough is also home to St. Joseph’s School and Assumption College for Sisters. In the center of the Borough lies an historic village business district with many of the original structures still standing and in use. Charming and quaint are just a few words to describe this part of the Borough, which includes a plethora of shops, restaurants and services ranging from a drug store, deli, a gourmet Italian food specialty store (La Famiglia), jewelry store, antique shop, cycling store, hair and nail salons, a spa, gardening center, bank and more.
Other points of interest include the Village Shopping Center serving residents of both the Borough and the Township. Truly a one-stop location for your everyday needs such as a King’s super market, liquor store, florist, dry cleaner, book store, florist, several restaurants, banks, jewelry store, gift shop and plenty more. There is also a first rate health club located just behind this shopping center called the Mendham Health and Racquet Club.
Seasonal civic events taking place in The Borough include an Antique Show held at Mendham High School on a spring weekend in March sponsored by the Rotary Club of The Mendhams. The other major annual civic event in The Borough is the Labor Day Carnival sponsored jointly by the Pastime Club and the Recreation Committee of Mendham Borough, which was first held in 1951. The Pastime Club has been in existence since 1915 and is a generous supporter of athletics programs for youth and adults in the area through its sponsorship of teams in a variety of sports, donating equipment for fields and athletics awards to students in local schools. This celebration is always well attended and includes music, games, contests and competitions from area fire companies along with a parade down Main Street and a brilliant fireworks display in the evening on Labor Day. There is also a Holly Walk with merchants offering refreshments and prizes to shoppers and a house tour organized by the Friends of the Mendham Library that takes place in December.
Finding Homes For Sale in Mendham
Both the Borough and the Township offer a broad variety of homes, from antique colonials, grand Victorians, luxurious contemporaries to sprawling gracious estate homes and farms. Prices range anywhere from the low $400,000’s for a townhome all the way up to $16M+ for the most high end luxury estate properties. Also available are homes of various sizes in newer subdivisions as well as historic properties all along the pricing spectrum.
As you can see, Mendham Borough and Mendham Township has something to fit everyone’s needs. Call me direct at (908) 267-2465, or email me at Bob@BobZorechakRealtor.com and I will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and find the right home for you.
For listings in the Mendhams, the Chesters, Morris Township, Morristown, Madison, the Chathams or other surrounding towns in Morris or parts of Somerset and Hunterdon County simply use the search tools located on the right side of this page. All listings are updated throughout the day so be sure to come back often for the most current information. If you are unable to find what you are looking for using the search functions on this website, or you are looking for a home that is unique with specific features, feel free to contact me direct and let me know exactly what they are. My colleagues and I preview all kinds of properties each week and will be sure to identify just what you are looking for. In addition, my office often features “exclusive” listings that are not released to the public that might be of interest to you as well. I will be glad to answer all of your questions and arrange to show you the homes of your choice at a time convenient to your schedule.
I also serve the surrounding towns in southern and western Morris County including the Long Valley (Washington Township), the Mendhams, Morris Township, Morristown, Madison and the Chathams as well as select towns in northern Somerset County including Peapack Gladstone, Far Hills, Bedminster, Bernardsville and Basking Ridge along with the Hunterdon County towns of Lebanon and Tewksbury Townships.
Mendham NJ Schools
The Mendham Borough School District is a fully accredited elementary district responsible for the education of students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Schools in Mendham Borough are Hilltop Elementary School (K-4) with 360 students located at 12 Hilltop Rd. and Mountain View Middle School (5-8) with 310 students located at 100 Dean Rd.
The Mendham Township School District is a fully accredited elementary district responsible for the education of students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Schools in Mendham Township are Mendham Township Elementary School (K-4) with 450 students located at 18 W. Main St. in Brookside and Mendham Township Middle School (5-8) with 460 students located at 16 Washington Valley Rd. in Brookside.
Students in public school for grades 9 through 12 in both the Mendhams and the Chesters attend West Morris Mendham High School located on East Main St. in Mendham Borough, and is part of the West Morris Regional High School District, which serves students from the surrounding Morris County school districts of Chester Borough, Chester Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township and Washinton Township (Long Valley).
Mendham NJ Public School Links
Follow this Mendham NJ School Info link for more detailed information about each school in Mendham Borough & Mendham Township NJ, including nearby private school information.