Madison, NJ Homes, Townhomes and Condos for Sale
The 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 Historic Places. 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. Madison offers outstanding municipal services and facilities to its residents.
Madison NJ, located in Morris County has 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.
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.
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.
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.
Madison Board of Education
359 Woodland Road
Many exclusive, private elementary and Prep/Boarding/Catholic high schools are also available within a few miles.
- Lake Mohawk 51
- Crystal Springs 40
- Smoke Rise 34
- Deerfield 27
- Highland Lakes 25
- River Trace North Building 23
- Ironbound 23
- Lake Hopatcong 19
- In Town 18
- Panther Valley 18
- New Vernon 17
- Old Short Hills 17
- Martinsville 17
- White Meadow Lake 17
- Upper Greenwood Lake 15
- Hilltop At Cedar Grove 15
- residential 14
- Northside 14
- Bernardsville Mountain 14
- Great Gorge 14