Parks and open spaces contribute to the beauty of Madison
The Borough of Madison is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Morris County. The civically engaged and service-minded community strongly supports local mom-and-pop shops and eateries. Madison boasts more than 16,000 enthusiastic residents, including many NYC commuters who enjoy midtown-direct access via the convenient Madison train station––one of NJ’s first commuter rail lines. For drivers, Madison offers easy access to route 24 and beyond.
Madison’s five schools are consistently ranked at the top of NJ public schools with diverse programming, as well as dedicated and engaged staff, students and parents. More than 90% of Madison High School graduates go on to institutions of higher learning.
Parks and open spaces contribute to the beauty of Madison, making the downtown walkable, bikeable and utterly pedestrian- and pet-friendly. Scores of local businesses line Main Street–– everything from car dealerships to sandwich shops to florists, grocers, ice creameries and even a Asian-fusion-Jazz bistro. The fitness-minded have no shortage of ways to get their sweat on, either at the impressive and expansive YMCA, or at one of many boutique fitness studios sprinkled through the town. More than 100 non-profit organizations and service clubs support the local community.
The holidays bring some extra sparkle to the Madison town square, with glistening holiday lights and festive decorations to get everyone in the spirit. New Jersey Monthly magazine named Madison first in its ranking of the “Best Places to Live” in NJ.
Named after President James Madison, the town is also known as “Rose City”.
The highly regarded Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey calls Madison home.
Drew University and Fairleigh Dickinson University are both in Madison.