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East Hanover

Pockets of diverse mom-and-pop restaurants and shops, banks and bakeries grace the town

Sandwiched within the bounds of the Whippany River to the west and Passaic river to the east and north, East Hanover is a cozy town covering 8.2 square miles in picturesque Morris Country.

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Approximately 2,100 businesses and corporate entities operate in East Hanover, including many big name retailers along Route 10 such as Costco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, and Target. East Hanover is also home to Novartis, and is the former home of Mondelez, whose spacious campus will soon be developed into many new townhome residences. Pockets of diverse mom-and-pop restaurants and shops, banks and bakeries grace the town, especially along Ridgedale and Eagle Rock Avenues.

The East Hanover School district has two elementary schools and one middle school. High schoolers attend Hanover Park High School with students from Florham Park. Unless there’s snow on the ground, you’re likely to see youth sports teams practicing on the middle school fields, often under the lights.

Looking for family fun? Spend a day at the Funplex Water Park or indoor arcade, or let the kids get handsy at Imagine That!, an interactive children’s museum. East Hanover even has an indoor rock-climbing and zip-lining facility.

Just 25 miles west of Manhattan, East Hanover is a haven for NYC commuters who can opt to ride the bus or catch a train from nearby towns. The area’s extensive commerce activity helps keep residents’ tax rate lower than most surrounding communities, making it one of the more affordable towns around. Average home price is approximately $608,000 while median household income is approximately $136,000.

Fun Facts

Many Native American artifacts have been discovered in East Hanover from its original inhabitants, the Lenni Lenape tribe.