Madison was ranked 33rd in Money Magazine’s 2011 ranking of the “Best Places to Live”, the 3rd highest-ranked place in New Jersey and second highest in Morris County behind Montville. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Madison first in the state in its 2019 rankings of the “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey.

Learn about Madison

Madison is a small borough in Morris County, New Jersey occupying a land area of 4.2 square miles and home to about 16,000 residents. The town has a rich history and culture as being reflected in its historic landmarks and well-preserved structures with colonial features. The main street is a booming center of business with various local stores, restaurants, and shops open to locals and tourists visiting the area. The train station connects the borough to other parts of New Jersey making daily commutes to other city centers relatively easy. Homes in Madison are mostly single-family houses with beautiful wooden exteriors in suburban neighborhoods. These properties typically come with large windows, spacious yards, full kitchen, living room area, multiple bedrooms and baths, and attached parking garage.

A large portion of the borough is occupied by the campus of Drew University which is located in the northwestern part of the community. The private university provides a variety of college courses and features excellent facilities including park, forest reserve, theater, gymnasium, library, and more. There are also many public and private schools throughout Madison, making the city a perfect place for families with children.

Notable Locations:

Madison Train Station
Memorial Park
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

Travel Methods

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4 Central Avenue Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Kings Road Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Torey J. Sabatini Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Madison Jr High School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Madison High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St Vincent Martyr School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Madison Montessori Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Rainbow Montessori Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Fm Kirby Childrens Center Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
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