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Madison, NJ Homes, Townhomes and Condos for Sale

The “Rose City” combines small town ambience with a bustling historic downtown, fine dining & shopping, top-rated schools, two prestigious universities, high quality public facilities, and 45-minute train service to midtown Manhattan. Families and young professionals flock to Madison for the outstanding quality of life and excellent commuting location.

This affluent borough is one of New Jersey’s top-rated towns to live. A blend of traditional, historic, and modern, it’s home to gorgeous Victorian-era houses, stately mansions (“Millionaires’ Row”), and a variety of updated home options. Located in Morris County, Madison also offers lower property taxes than comparable homes in Essex County towns.

Madison 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.

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 celebrate and enjoy a day full of shopping, entertainment and family fun.

Shopping

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 Town Square and Willow Brook Mall.

Transportation

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 York City. 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.

Education

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 national rankings.

Many exclusive, private elementary and Prep/Boarding/Catholic high schools are also available within a few miles.

Recreation Facilities

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 ice skating. Madison is about 25 miles away from midtown Manhattan which opens up a wide range of recreational opportunities. 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.

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