Named for James Madison, Madison, NJ is a borough in Eastern Morris County. The borough is nicknamed "The Rose City" due to its former 19th Century rose growing industry. The borough is a relatively flat 4.218 square miles and is home to 15,845 residents. Communities nestled within Madison include Brooklake Park, East Madison, and North Park.
Madison has a vibrant real estate market. According to the 2010 Census, there are 5,775 homes in Madison and roughly a third of them are rental units. Single family homes range in sizes and prices. The Coldwell Banker Madison Office and Short Hills Office both serve the borough and can help you find your Madison home.
The Madison Public Schools district serves residents of Madison. The three elementary schools are Central Avenue School, Kings Road School, and Torey J. Sabatini School. Madison Junior School and Madison High School serve older students. Also located within Madison is St. Vincent Martyr School parochial school. … Read More
Madison provides an easy commute to New York City. The New Jersey Transit Morristown Line rail service can be accessed at the Madison Station and New Jersey Transit bus service serves the borough. State Route 24 also runs through Madison, serving as a major artery that connects Interstates 287 and 78. Nearby Morristown Municipal Airport provides shuttle and private air service to the area.
The borough is home to a range of businesses ranging from small business to major corporations. The thriving downtown Madison shopping area is home to a variety of retail establishments and restaurants within walking distance of the train station. The Giralda Farms business complex is located on land from the Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge estate and is home to a variety of companies, including pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Other major corporations within Madison include Maersk Lines and real estate franchiser Realogy.
Residents of Madison can enjoy the range of recreational and cultural activities. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is one of 25 professional theatres in the state and is the only professional theatre in NJ focused on the works of Shakespeare. The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts is a nonprofit museum focused on historic craftspeople, their tools, and how they conducted their professions.
Residents can access the resources of the Madison Public Library or take advantage of the programs the Madison YMCA provides. A local cultural and civic organization, the Thursday Morning Club, provides a series of programs and events. Residents can also enjoy outdoor recreation at the Madison Community Pool or one of the borough parks like Memorial Park, James Park, Cole Park, or Livesey Park.
The Madison Civic Commercial Historic District includes much of the downtown section of Madison, including Borough Hall and the train station, and is part of the State Register of Historic Places. Within the historic buildings are a variety of retail stores, restaurants and salons downtown. Outside of the downtown section of Madison are several strip malls with grocery stores and other retail and dining establishments.
Madison is a prime location for suburban New Jersey living that provides an easy commute to Manhattan and other work locations. Within town are many cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as a range of shopping and dining. Whether looking to rent or buy, Madison is a great place to place to call home.