Madison NJ Real Estate & Homes for Sale
Included below are homes for sale in Madison, NJ, in Morris county. These Madison NJ real estate listings are updated daily from the Garden State MLS (GSMLS).
Located in the southwest corner of Morris County, Madison is a bustling community that offers both easy commuter access to New York City as well as the charm of living in a college town. Bordered by Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison-Florham Park campus) and the College of St. Elizabeth, this community offers unsurpassed cultural, historical and educational opportunities and events. Madison also offers an excellent public school system that is consistently rated among the best, in part due to the small class sizes and the broad curriculum. There are over 100 acres of parks and public spaces, a rich downtown full of unique restaurants and shops, and entertainment such as the Playwrights' Theatre of New Jersey and the Musem of Early Trade and Crafts. The Shakespeare Festival of NJ is also a popular annual event. Please visit the official Madison NJ website for more information about all that Madison has to offer. Read More...
- Convenient commute via New Jersey Transits Midtown Direct Line into NYC. Currently it will take about 47 minutes to reach Midtown Manhattan.
- Madison's historic downtown, hosting many wonderful shops and restaurants is a pleasure to take a leisurely stroll down, and do a little shopping.
- Madison NJ has some of the best schools in New Jersey.
- Madison NJ, located in Morris County in many cases has significantly lower property taxes than comparable homes in Essex County towns.
- Much of Madison NJ is just 5 to 10 minutes by car to the Short Hills mall, or to East Hanover's Rt. 10 shopping corridor.
The downtown and local shopping areas offer a variety of unique specialty shops, service-based businesses and professional offices. Madison has a small downtown of its own and is in close proximity to the Morristown and Chatham downtown areas. You can find just about anything you are looking for in a quaint downtown setting.
If you ask anyone in Madison to name their favorite restaurant, you will most certainly find Il Mondo Vecchio on that list. Established by the same owners as Scalini Fedeli in Chatham, Il Mondo Vecchio offers traditional Italian cuisine in an upscale casual atmosphere. In fact, recently the Star Ledger provided the following review for Il Mondo Vecchio: "It's wonderful that Il Mondo Vecchio has held up so well over nearly 20 years in which hundreds of New Jersey restaurants have come and gone. The lesson here is that while novelty wears off quickly, real quality is enduring." Il Mondo Vecchio is located at 72 Main Street and can be reached at (973) 301-0024.
Buses and trains provide easy access to New York City as well as to Hoboken, Newark and Jersey City. Located on the NJ Transit Morris & Essex train line (also referred to as the Midtown Direct train line), the Madison train station is one of the most beautiful in New Jersey. Many homes are within walking distance which makes living in Madison even more attractive. Express trains from Madison take only 50 minutes to New York City. Relax, sleep or work on new double decker trains and arrive at work fresh and ready to start the day.
Commuter parking lots are available for residents although there is sometimes a wait for obtaining a parking permit so apply as early as possible. In addition, buses pick up commuters at various points in town. Madison is a quick 25 minutes from Newark Airport and is close to major highways.
Visit the New Jersey Transit website for more information regarding buses and Midtown Direct trains to and from New York City.
Madison School System
With all Madison has to offer, nothing is more important to residents and buyers than the Madison school system. Consistently highly ranked by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and other publications, the Madison school system is one of the best New Jersey has to offer.
Madison NJ Schools
- Central Avenue Elementary School, 50 Central Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 973-593-3173
- Kings Road Elementary School, 215 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940 973-593-3178
- Torey J. Sabatini Elementary School, 359 Woodland Road, Madison, NJ 07940 973-593-3182
- Madison Middle (Junior) School, 160 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940 973-593-3149
- Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 973-593-3117
Madison Cultural and Recreational Activities
36 Madison Avenue, Madison NJ 07940
This highly selective university on almost 200 wooded acres in the foothills of northern New Jersey enrolls more than 2,600 men and women. The institution's undergraduate division is regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation.
33 Green Village Road, Madison NJ 07940
The Playwrights Theatre is a community of professional playwrights, theater artists, and arts
educators that enables writers to develop their works in a nurturing environment and to connect with new audiences. Visit their website for performance information and details on education programs.
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
36 Madison Avenue, Madison NJ 07940
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Main Stage season, presented in the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre on the Drew University Campus in Madison, runs June through December. An outdoor production is presented each summer at The Greek Theatre, an open-air amphitheater located on College of Saint Elizabeth campus in Morris Township.
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main Street, Madison NJ 07940
More than 8,800 artifacts from 21 different trades help tell the story of pre-industrial times in New Jersey and the nation. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) collection consists primarily of hand tools and the products that were produced by them. Among the permanent exhibits is "The Essential Trade: Blacksmithing in America", which explores the important work of blacksmiths in American history.
Madison Services and Utilities
Electricity and gas are provided by the Madison Electric Utility and Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), respectively. Water is provided by the Madison Water Utility. Garbage collection is provided free of charge by Madison and sewage treatment (at an additional charge) by the Madison Sewer Utility. Madison picks up trash one a week (twice a week between May 1 and August 31), and there is an active recycling program. A drp off recycling center is located on John Street.
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