Mendham NJ Real Estate Homes, Townhomes and Condos for Sale
Mendham Township which encircles Mendham Borough, is an affluent community primarily made up of the Ralston and Brookside neighborhoods and some sprawling estates and farms. Incorporated in 1749, with the exception of one restaurant, it is completely residential. Mendham Township offers a broad variety of homes, from antique colonials to gracious estates. Streams, parkland, tall oaks and rolling hills offer a feeling of spaciousness in this town that is often compared to a quaint New England village. Mendham Township lies in the southern part of Morris County, just a few miles west of Morristown and less than one hour from New York City. Bucolic, historic, traditional and prosperous are often used to describe Mendham Township. An annual event in Brookside, the governmental center of the township, is the July Fourth Parade and Festival. The Main Street parade reflects the village culture with civic leaders, local float entries, bands, fire trucks, antique vehicles, clowns, and, occasionally, farm animals. The parade route ends at the Brookside Community Center where families can participate in games and contests or buy a hot dog or hamburger at the Rotary club food booth.
The highly rated K-8 Mendham Township school district serves about 825 children. The students in grades 9-12 attend West Morris Mendham Regional High School, recently rated 4th in the state of New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly magazine and offers one of the few International Baccalaureate programs in the state. Mendham Township School District, West Main Street, Brookside 07926, (973) 543-2323; West Morris Regional High School District, Four Bridges Road, Chester 07930, (908) 879-6404
Mendham Borough is a picturesque close-knit community with a small town atmosphere and a historic past dating back to Colonial days. At present, the Borough remains only partially developed, and its many fine residential subdivisions reflect earlier architectural periods. The borough split from Mendham Township in 1906 when residents wanted to build a public water system. The same concern for historic preservation is evident along Route 24, the main commercial thoroughfare. Small offices and shops are found in well-maintained Colonial and Victorian frame dwellings. The Town Hall is located in Phoenix House, one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in Morris County, and the historic 1740’s Ebenezer Byram home is now the well-known Black Horse Inn.
Mendham is generally characterized as an upper income residential community with residents commuting to New York City and North Jersey business and industrial firms. Route 24 provides quick access to major metropolitan arterial highways, such as routes 280, 287, and I-80.
The Borough has an excellent public elementary school system. Secondary school students attend West Morris Mendham Regional High School. In addition, many fine private schools are available within the region.
Mendham Borough has a K – 8 district comprised of the new Hilltop School, K – 4, and Mountain View School, 5 – 8. Grades 9 – 12 attend West Morris Mendham High School, recently ranked 4th by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Mendham boasts one of the few International Baccalaureate programs in the state. Mendham Borough School District, 12 Hilltop Road, Mendham 07945, (973) 543-4804; West Morris Regional High School District, Four Bridges Road, Chester 07930, (908) 879-6404
Both bus and train from Morristown. Limousine service to Morristown, Newark and New York airports with helicopter service from Morristown Airport to New York terminals. Bus to New York.
The Village Shopping Center is a great place to for shopping. There are a variety of stores and also several restaurants, and banks. Also nearby is the Mendham Health & Racquet Club, “one of New Jersey’s largest and most complete sport and fitness centers for the whole family.” Extensive shopping needs are available in Morristown.
Mendham Recreational Facilities
Bowling facilities, swimming, tennis, softball, excellent playground activities, Little League, baseball and football, youth center and Garden Club. The Borough maintains Mountain Valley Park and Pool for skating and hiking. Several area private schools offer summer programs in arts, crafts and sports. Horseback riding, adult athletic activities and Senior Citizen programs are available. Roxiticus Golf and Tennis Club are available for private membership.
- Lake Mohawk 64
- Crystal Springs 60
- Smoke Rise 38
- Highland Lakes 36
- Ironbound 33
- Northside 30
- Upper Greenwood Lake 27
- Lake Hopatcong 25
- Oak Ridge 23
- Downtown 23
- Panther Valley 21
- Old Short Hills 21
- Pines Lake 21
- Deerfield 20
- New Vernon 20
- Beacon Hill 19
- Bernardsville Mountain 18
- River Trace 11 17
- Elmora 17
- Sunnyside 17