A dynamic community for establishing generational roots
Just beyond Chatham Borough, as you head west through Morris County, Madison stands as arguably one of the most eclectic, diverse, and charming suburban townships anywhere in the New York-Newark Metropolitan Area.
This community of just over 16,000 residents is part-college town, part-bedroom suburb. Although it's not as convenient to New York as some of its neighbors—Madison is less than an hour by car, just over an hour via train—it's an area where people flock to establish and raise a family, laying down roots that will last generations.
Homes in Madison are the perfect complement to the town's duality—classic homes mingle with those that feature more contemporary design aesthetics. The threshold for entry is not at all cost-prohibitive. While the top neighborhoods command seven figures, plenty of charming Tudors, Colonials, Victorians, and modern condos are available for far less.
Madison is regularly lauded as one of New Jersey's most desirable places to live, possessing mass appeal for young families and those seeking long-term relocation. The town is home to excellent schools, a small private college, classic neighborhoods of winding tree-lined streets, and a vibrant, beautifully-maintained downtown area.
More so than many other suburbs, Madison takes on the identity of being a singularly close-knit neighborhood versus merely a collection of them. This uniqueness is the driving factor that keeps families here for generations.
Main Street Madison is a gorgeously rendered downtown. Vintage architecture and methodically-cared-for facades give the impression that you're on a movie set.
Popular establishments include upscale Italian at and for cocktails and high-end bar fare. For wine, beer, spirits, and specialty grocery, there's nowhere better to stock up than .
Owing to its younger demographic, Madison residents are a decidedly health-conscious group. This is most evident in the high concentration of yoga and pilates studios concentrated in and around downtown—eight in total. Trek a bit further down Main Street to fulfill your home, garden, and flower needs at the highly-recommended .
As you might expect with a college town, the arts scene in Madison is thriving. Foremost, Madison serves as the home of the . This award-winning arts organization performs for more than 75,000 people each year, serving adults and children through performance, educational outreach, and fundraising and promotional campaigns.
Madison's annual festivals include the , which features the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. is Madison's most popular gathering, with upwards of 20,000 guests enjoying live music, amusement rides, and over 200 local vendors.
Madison is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: