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Montville NJ Real Estate Homes, Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Montville is a sprawling, 19-square-mile community in northeast Morris County. In 2013, Montville was ranked Number 13 by Money Magazine in their List of Best Places to Live: America’s Best Small Towns.

Founded in 1867, the township has three sections — Montville, Towaco and Pine Brook. Montville has retained much of its rural atmosphere despite the growth of the surrounding communities. Although agriculture remains, it is slowly being replaced by residential developments or well-planned industrial parks. Today, Montville’s housing stock features nearly 5,000 single-family homes and about 1,700 townhomes and condominium units to accommodate a population of approximately 20,000 residents. From traditional Colonials to Modern, Montville offers a variety of styles of luxurious single family homes in addition to resort-style luxury townhome communities.

In terms of education, Montville High School sends 88 percent of its graduating class to two- and four-year colleges and the district is highly rated in the region.

The Township has a rich historic heritage. It was originally settled by the Dutch, who were attracted to the area by deep fertile soil, ample water, and nearness to other population centers. Scattered through these areas are old homes which recall eras of change and economic development. In addition, portions of the Morris Canal are still visible, particularly along Route 202. Montville is increasingly attracting a commuter population which seeks a semi-rural home atmosphere but desires travel convenience. Montville’s proximity to major highway systems and the presence of New Jersey Transit rail service within the town meet the necessary requirements of new residents.

Transportation

A key component of this growth is because of Montville’s ideal location. The township is about 10 miles from the county seat of Morristown and approximately 30 miles west of New York City. Quick access to major highways such as I-80, I-287 and Route 46, all of which traverse the township, make it possible for residents to reach Manhattan in about 40 minutes. Route 202 also runs through the township, and I-280 is close by. In addition, Montville is approximately 40 minutes from Newark International Airport. Instead of driving, residents who commute to Manhattan or the business centers of northern New Jersey can take advantage of New Jersey Transit rail and bus service. Regional mass transit service also is provided by the Lakeland Bus Lines and Morris County Metro.

As part of its Mid-Town Direct expansion program, New Jersey Transit renovated the Towaco Train Station using a unique design hearkening back to the early 1900s. This renovation has spurred additional improvements in Towaco and serves as a guide to redevelopment of the Towaco business district. Commuters may now go from Towaco to mid-town Manhattan via a transfer in Montclair or Newark.

Shopping

Montville also have two small shopping centers close to each other on Route 202, with about five or six stores in each location. For shopping on a grander scale, Montville residents are within a 10-to15-minute drive of two major shopping centers: the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne and the Rockaway Townsquare Mall in Rockaway.

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