Expore Southeastern Morris County

The southeastern portion of Morris County is often described as historic and walkable. It features historic sites and mansions from the gilded age, along with a tight-knit neighborhood and corporate headquarters.

Southeastern Morris County includes Morris Plains, Morristown, Morris Township, Harding, Hanover Township, East Hanover, Florham Park, Madison, Chatham, Chatham Township and Long Hill Township.

Communities in this region of the county attract high-net-worth individuals and have a median household among the highest in the country. This portion of Morris County benefits from a
midtown direct train to Manhattan, allowing for the “best of both worlds.”

Morristown, the county seat, contains a regional performing arts theater, and like its neighbors, contains eclectic retail stores and award-winning restaurants. Newcomers will have well-established, traditional single- and two-family home neighborhoods, as well as apartments and townhomes, providing for a diversity of housing options.

The area now known as Morristown was established as a colony in 1715, and later the actual town in April 1865. It played a key role in the American Revolution. Because of this history remains an important, visible part of the county thanks to the Morristown National Historical Park, the first national historic park.

The area includes both public transit and automobile commuting options. Routes 202 and 24 provide access in and out of the area, heading south toward Somerset County or east toward New York City, and also connect to Interstates 80, 78 and 287. Access to New York City is commutable via train and bus. A privately owned, public use reliever airport, the Morristown Airport features both customs
and hangars. 

Retail is abundant in this area and serves as a destination for patrons of all walks of life. There are many grocery options, drive-thrus, and large retailers in communities such as East Hanover along Route 10 and Hanover Township and Florham Park.

The Great Swamp, preserved land that is a wildlife refuge, provides walking paths and an environmental center. Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health system, provides high-quality medical care to residents in this area of the county and the region. It is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the nation.

Other county amenities include the Fosterfields Living Historical Farm and Loantaka Brook Reservation with the Seaton Hackney Stables. The area has a multitude of golf courses – both public and private. Ice skating is available all year long at the Mennen Sports Arena.

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The Morris County Economic Development Alliance & Morris County Tourism Bureau receives operating support from the County of Morris and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the NJ Department of State. The MCEDA & Morris County Tourism Bureau receives funding through a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.