Madison

Madison is a charming village of approximately 16,000 residents located 30 miles west of NYC in Morris County NJ. It is known as “The Rose City” and was named in honor of James Madison. Originally known as Bottle Hill, Madison has a rich history that dates back to the 1700’s. Located on the train line to NYC Madison has long been a desirable town in which to live. Many benefactors have donated some of the most beautiful buildings in town, including what is now the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts Museum. Madison has a vibrant downtown and has a highly ranked school system coming in at Number 6 in the state in 2012. (NJ Monthly) Madison was ranked 33rd in Money Magazine’s 2011 ranking of the “Best Places to Live” in the country making it the third highest ranked place in NJ and second in Morris County. In 2019, NJ Monthly magazine ranked Madison first in the state as the best place to live in NJ. Often regarded as a college town, Madison is home to Drew University, FDU, and the College of St Elizabeth in nearby Florham Park and Convent Station.

Helpful Websites:

Madison Community Website

Madison Public Schools

NJ Transit Midtown Direct

The Thursday Morning Club

TAP into Madison Events

Madison Town Planner and Events

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Golfing
Walking / Hiking trails
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