Madison, New Jersey, is known for its welcoming town center, beautiful homes, outstanding schools, and proximity to New York City. A city of charm and convenience, it borders Florham Park, Chatham, Harding Township, and Morristown.
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Madison’s pedestrian-friendly downtown invites you to stroll the sidewalks, window shop, and visit its cozy cafés, fine restaurants, and cheerful retail stores. In addition, you can find upscale shopping just a few miles away at Short Hills Mall.
THE ROSE CITY
Nicknamed the Rose City, Madison has long been a supplier to florists in New York City.
Madison offers sophisticated suburban living
with a friendly, home-town character.
A beautifully restored train station and midtown direct service
to New York’s Penn Station and Hoboken appeal to Madison commuters.
MADISON, NEW JERSEY ACTIVITIES
Madison is home to Fairleigh Dickinson University, Drew University, and the College of Saint Elizabeth. As a result, there are cultural events for people of all ages. Drew University, for example, is home of the New Jersey Shakespeare Theater; but there are classes, concerts, and art events, too! In addition to its Easter Fun Festival and May Day Festival, Madison hosts Bottle Hill Day and the Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour. The Giralda Music / Arts Festival, Annual Sidewalk Art Gallery, and Winter Holiday Arts Festival also are popular events.
May through October, enjoy fresh produce,
delicious baked goods, and other foods
at Madison’s seasonal Farmer’s Market.
Like exercise? The Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge and Jockey Hollow National Park are nearby with fun hiking trails and outdoor events. Madison also has a newly renovated YMCA with fitness classes, swimming, and personal training.
TOP-RATED PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The Madison School District enrolls approximately 2,600 kids, pre-K through grade 12. There are five schools, including a high school, one middle school, and three elementary schools. Ninety percent of Madison High School students graduate each year and continue their education in colleges and universities.
TOP-RATED PRIVATE AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS
Madison is near highly ranked private schools, including American Boys Preparatory Academy, Delbarton School, Kent Place School, Morristown-Beard, Newark Academy, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Oratory Preparatory School, Peck School, Seton Hall Preparatory School, Saint Patrick School, and Saint Vincent Martyr School.
According to recent Census data, the median income in Madison is $134,609. The city’s median home value is $809,450. There are approximately 16,000 residents in Madison.