Small, quiet town charm, top rated schools, quick access to some of NJ’s most bustling downtowns
Convent Station is an unincorporated community located within Morris Township. Steeped with rich history and well-preserved landmarks, Convent Station has an interesting backstory.
Convent Station originated with the founders of Saint Elizabeth’s Academy. The Academy, founded in 1860, was the first secondary school for young women in the state. To accommodate their students, the Sisters of Charity petitioned for a train stop to be made near the school in the 1870s on donated land. They had a wooden station house built in 1876 and thus, the name Convent Station was born—and the train still runs directly to midtown Manhattan.
The close-knit community, which offers convenient access to routes 280, 46, 10, and 287, encompasses the prestigious neighborhoods of Bradwahl, Cromwell Hills, and the Normandy Park Historic District. Conveniently, the Morris Township Municipal Building and Morris Township Police Station are headquartered here, as is Honeywell’s corporate office.
The Morris Museum, the second largest museum in NJ, is located in Convent Station. Noticeably absent are shopping establishments or public parks, but nearby towns like Madison, Livingston, Short Hills and Morristown offer plenty of options just minutes away.
Families with youngsters who like to swim may consider the Cromwell Hills section. This grid of blocks shares an actual neighborhood pool, where enrollment can be attained only through existing member sponsorship.
Convent Station kids attend the Morris School District, with seven elementary schools broken up between grades K-2 and 3-5, plus one middle school and one high school. There are also a number of private schools in the area.
Small, quiet town charm, top rated schools, quick access to some of NJ’s most bustling downtowns, and a train station all their own makes Convent Station one of NJ’s most sought after neighborhoods.