HARTLEY FARMS, HARDING TOWNSHIP NJ

Hartley Farms is a privately owned historic estate and working farm. It is a unique property consisting of 171 acres of woods, meadows and hayfields in the southeastern section of Harding Township, New Jersey, near the village of New Vernon. The estate is distinguished by its exceptional landscaping; dense forests coupled with open vistas of fields are connected by narrow country roads.

Hartley Farms has been placed in the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. It housed the office of the Chairman of the Remington Arms Company which supplied 69% of the guns and ammunition used by the U.S. and Allied troops during World Wars I & II. The Polo Fields were the site for strategic discussions with the War Department on the design and shipment of these arms. Also, it was the stage for the world's largest one-day dog show (Morris and Essex Kennel Club) which was hosted by Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge on the Polo Fields from 1927-1957. Hartley Farms has the distinction of being the largest individually-owned historic district in Morris County and the third in size in New Jersey.

Hartley Farms is a unique, planned community designed with an appreciation for the historic and architectural traditions of the region and for its particular rural landscape. It is not just another development, but a balanced environment where high-quality residences are set into and form part of the natural environment. The people who wish to live here are those who will share with us a commitment to participating in a process that will balance appropriate development with the preservation of the aesthetic and natural beauty of Hartley Farms.

In consultation with an award-winning team of national experts, planning and community guidelines have been established to protect the natural beauty of Hartley Farms and protect the long-term investment of every resident. This highly qualified team of advisors acts as a resource for the homeowner and their professionals.

The guidelines were developed to inspire the owner's architects and landscape planners to reach for the highest possible level of architectural and environmental achievement.

Residents of Hartley Farms will all become members of the Harley Farms Owners' Association, Inc., which will oversee the common interests of the homeowners. 

Below you will find homes currently for sale in the Fairfield Estates section of Short Hills.  If you have interest in any of these homes or to find out additional information about this very special community, please contact Tony Verducci at 973-477-2220 or tony@tonyverducci.com.
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