Located in Morris County, Morris Township is often referred to as “the doughnut” surrounding its sister town of Morristown (the county seat), which is a regional hub for commerce, cultural and social activity. Morris Township has a population of approximately 22,000 with a total area of 15.8 square miles. The town was formed on March 25, 1740 and is a place where a diverse array of natural areas, historic districts, neighborhoods, and offices meld to create a pleasant place in which to live, work and play. It is a community where there is an abundance of natural areas to explore, including unspoiled hillsides, lush river valleys, and active farms.
Parts of the Township possess a unique historic character with buildings and streetscapes reminiscent of the Revolutionary War era while other parts have come to support thriving residential areas, commercial districts, and office parks with approximately 400 businesses calling Morris Township home. Some of the top employers in Morris Township & Morristown include: AT&T, Atlantic Health, Colgate-Palmolive, Bayer, Met-Life, Honeywell, JCP&L/First Energy and Verizon. This combination of a thriving suburban residential, office and commercial center has made Morris Township a very popular residential location.
Ideally located, Morris Township is easily accessible to several major commuter highways including Routes 10, 24, 78, 80, 202 & 287. NYC is just 30 miles away and can be reached by car, bus and train (via Convent Station). This station offers direct service to both Hoboken (40 minutes away) and NY Penn Station (53 minutes away) via the NJ Transit Morristown Line. Passengers taking the Hoboken train can switch to the PATH to reach NYC. Passengers can transfer at Newark Broad Street or Summit to reach the other destinations if necessary. A local, regional airport is also located just minutes away (Morristown Municipal Airport) and Newark Liberty International Airport is only 22 miles away.
Morris Township & Morristown are also home to some of New Jersey’s finest restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts, performing arts theaters, museums, shopping of all kinds along with excellent public and private schools & colleges and a first rate medical center (Morristown Memorial Hospital). In addition, the Township offers a wide variety of parks and recreational areas including national, county, municipal, and private parklands, providing a wide range of recreational opportunities to meet the needs of all residents.
Parts of Morris Township still echo the Revolutionary era in American history. The wooded hills in the Jockey Hollow Unit of Morristown National Historic Park provided shelter for the Continental Army under George Washington during the winters of 1777 and 1779. These forested areas, as well as many homes and structures from the Revolutionary era, have been preserved for visitors to enjoy.
Among the Township’s most recognized locations are Convent Station, The Seeing Eye (a facility for the training of guide dogs for the blind), Morris Museum, Loantaka Brook Reservation, Seaton Hackney Stables and Lewis Morris Park.
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The Washington Valley Historic District in western Morris Township offers another vision of early America. Designated by the National Park Service in 1992 to protect its valuable historic and natural features, the Washington Valley Historic District retains a colonial agricultural landscape encompassing large farmsteads, country estates, and historic buildings dating from the mid-nineteenth century and offers a combination of suburban, rural and country environment.
Convent Station derives its name from the train station located southeast of Morristown established during the 1870s to serve the 200-acre complex of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth, a private college preparatory school for young women which is the oldest secondary school for young women in New Jersey. Convent Station is home to several of the Township’s most desirable neighborhoods including Bradwahl, Cromwell Hills, and the Normandy Parkway Historic District.
The Collinsville section is located just north of Morristown and is within a short walk to the Morristown station and downtown. The Township offers a variety of home sites ranging from the new sub-divisions to townhomes and condominiums, to older, spacious colonials with lots of architectural detail dating back from the late 1800’s and the early part of the 1900’s.
As you can see, Morris 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.
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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.
Morris Township NJ Schools
The Morris School District serves the communities of Morristown and Morris Township (pre-K through high school) and Morris Plains (grades 9-12) by providing a supportive and challenging educational environment for a total student population of approximately 4,800. Within the District there is one preschool, three primary schools (K-2), three intermediate schools (3-5), one multiage magnet school (K-5), one middle school (6-8), and one high school.
In addition to the pre-K-12 program, the Morris School District operates an innovative Community School that offers an extensive adult school curriculum for lifelong learners. The Community School also provides a nurturing before and after-school childcare program, Sunrise Sunset, for Morris School District children of busy parents. Housed in each of the District’s elementary schools, Sunrise Sunset offers a safe, supportive and supervised environment in which boys and girls can work and play before and after school. The Community School’s ever-popular summer program, Summer Plus, provides children with an active, enjoyable, and local alternative to summer camp.
All 520 of Morris School District certificated staff members meet the New Jersey standard of “Highly Qualified” teacher. Faculty include classroom teachers, special education teachers, child study team members, guidance counselors, enrichment/”gifted & talented” teachers, nurses, library/media specialists, art teachers, and ELL teachers.
The average elementary class size is 18. Class sizes at the middle school and high school level vary depending upon the subject. For example, a high school Advanced Placement physics class may have as few as 13 students while a social studies class may have 20 or more.
Morristown High School Class of 2010:
- There were 365 graduates in the Class of 2010
- 93% of the graduating class were accepted to 4-year or 2-year colleges/universities (72% 4-year colleges/universities; 21% two-year colleges).
- 12 National Merit Commended Students
- 1 National AP Scholar (average AP score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more of these exams)
- 12 AP Scholars with Distinction (average scores of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on 5 or more of these exams)
- 13 AP Scholars with Honor (a score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.)
- 20 AP Scholars (attained scores of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exams)
- Members of the Class of 2010 were accepted to colleges and universities throughout country. Included among these are: Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Princeton, Boston College, Duke, College of William and Mary, Holy Cross, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Morris Township NJ Public School Links
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