Boonton, NJ

All About Boonton

Covering a geographic area of 2.45 square miles, the Town of Boonton is located in the northeastern Morris County, about 22 miles west of the George Washington Bridge and seven miles north of Morristown on Rte. 287. It’s an established community with an abundance of parks, older homes and convenient access to all parts of the tristate metropolitan area.

Public transportation to New York City is available via express and local commuter rail (NJ Transit), and by bus service (Lakeland Bus). While many residents commute to work in Newark and New York City, many others work in the surrounding areas of northern and central New Jersey.

Boonton residents are primarily professionals, craftsmen, and independent business people. The town’s business community includes numerous major corporations, such as Unigene (pharmaceuticals), Dauphin (commercial furniture manufacturers), Carbone-Lorraine (industrial manufacturers), Packard (specialization in antique automotive equipment), Uni-Mast (steel manufacturers), and the research and development center for Ashland Chemical Corporation. We have three midsized shopping centers, and various specialty shops located in and around the Main Street Business District. Residential housing available in the town includes one and two family homes, condos, townhouses and restored homes representing the Colonial, Victorian and Contemporary Eras.

Boonton is a vibrant community which is grounded in its historical past. A rich cultural background has been passed down through the years from immigrant who came to Boonton to work in its iron industry. Boonton has been home to abolitionists, a stop on the Underground Railroad, and home of the world famous Boontonware. Trolley cars, vaudeville theaters and hotels thrived on Main Street at the turn of the century. Now the home of high tech companies, a wide range of restaurants and antique stores, the town has grown and diversified both in its industry and in its ethnic population.

Although Boonton is a town built on industry, it is not without natural beauty. Grace Lord Park, with it fountain, falls, and landmark gazebo, is home to the town’s concerts during the summer season. The Rockaway River meanders through the park, and the town offers walking trails and a variety of flora and fauna for the nature enthusiast. Boonton is home to one of Morris County’s best kept secrets – the Boonton Falls. Rivaled only by the Great Falls of Paterson, the power of the falls helped establish the town as an iron town in the 1800s. Now, it offers hiking trails and a chance to see the town as it looked a century ago.

Boonton is also home to the historic New Jersey Fireman’s Home. One of only a handful in the entire country, this hospital cares for both full-time and volunteer firemen that have no other facilities to turn to during retirement or convalescence.

Denville

Denville is a picturesque community known as “The Hub of Morris County,” a very fitting description for a township located in the heart of one of New Jersey’s wealthiest locales. Denville has preserved much of its natural beauty that formed its original appeal: sparkling lakes, ponds, streams, and rustic views of meadows and rolling hills, combined to form one of the area’s most desirable residential locations.

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Mountain Lakes

Mountain Lakes is approximately 35 miles due west of New York City, 12 miles northwest of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, and 9 miles north of Morristown, the county seat. The Borough is situated near the center of Morris County, one of the state’s most populous and rapidly growing areas. Mountain Lakes lies just northwest of the intersection of Routes I-287, I-80, and north of NJ State Route 46, a major commercial thoroughfare which forms part of the Borough’s southern boundary.

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Mount Tabor

During the Victorian era of the late 1800s, many new communities were formed across America. Prompted by a need to escape the rapidly growing urban and industrial regions, attempts were made to establish communities built on ideal principles; places that were both physically and spiritually healthful.

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Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake was originally a small, natural, spring-fed body of water called Cranberry Lake and, later, Silver Lake. In its early days, the lake was known for its abundant silver moss, used to pack ice which was harvested, sold and shipped to nearby metropolitan areas. The lake was eventually dammed and its size increased to improve the ice harvesting. In 1906, Cedar Lake was purchased by Mr. M. W. Raynes and George B. Wright under their company Cedar Lake Park, Inc.

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Rockaway Township

Located in picturesque northwestern Morris County, Rockaway Township is the largest municipality in the county, spanning over 45.6 square miles. With over 20,000 residents, Rockaway Township is a family community that offers a unique combination of distinctive neighborhoods which retain a small town character, with lake communities, new housing developments, and quiet, more rural residential areas.

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Boonton

Covering a geographic area of 2.45 square miles, the Town of Boonton is located in the northeastern Morris County, about 22 miles west of the George Washington Bridge and seven miles north of Morristown on Rte. 287. It’s an established community with an abundance of parks, older homes and convenient access to all parts of the tristate metropolitan area.

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Parsippany

Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, commonly called simply Parsippany, is a Township in Morris County, New Jersey. The name Parsippany comes from the Lenape Native American word parsipanong, which means “the place where the river winds through the valley.” Parsippany-Troy Hills is the most populous municipality in Morris County. It was incorporated as a township by an Act of New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1928, from portions of Hanover Township.

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Indian Lake

Indian Lake is situated 500 feet above sea level with Snake Hill to its west and Chestnut Hill to its east, both of which rise to 800 feet above sea level. The Indian Lake Community Club is an organization of approximately 500 households situated around a scenic 99-acre lake in the town of Denville, NJ. The lake association, which is private and requires membership, was founded in 1924.

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Rockaway Borough

Only 40 minutes from New York City, Rockaway Borough has a small town feel while having all the conveniences of city life. The fantastic school system maintains small class sizes, enabling the teachers to give each and every student the education they deserve.

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Boonton Township

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Lake Parsippany

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Boonton Properties

fireplace and soaring ceilings, plus a den. The den was originally a bedroom and the bar area can easily be converted back to a closet. Each 2nd floor bedroom has its own full bath. Lower level great for exercise room or additional storage. Enjoy the large deck overlooking the glistening Rockaway river. Great location close […]

2 beds 2.1 baths
2 beds 2.1 baths

This home has charm and character with a fresh urban feel. The 1st Fl has a newer kitchen w/ breakfast bar and opens to an informal DR that has the original wide plank pumpkin pine floors. There is a LR /Fam Rm combo w/ a wood burning Fireplace, and the newer addition which features the […]

5 beds 2.1 baths
5 beds 2.1 baths

Hardwood floors throughout. Boulder stone foundation bsmnt/3 adjoining cellar rooms. Granite kitchen, stainless appliances, custom cabinets/abundant storage, induction electric range/gas oven. Unique Gustav Stickley-inspired brick fireplace w/ flanking built-in bookcases is focal point of living room. Charming sun-room w/ distinctive arched windows runs length of house, pristine 1920s claw-food tub highlights 3rd floor bath; Detached […]

6 beds 2.1 baths
6 beds 2.1 baths

New Roof just installed ! From the moment you step onto the beautiful wrap around front porch, you will call this home. Enter through a vintage Dutch door into large foyer which will expand out to into a comfy living room & sitting area adorned with gleaming hardwood floors & custom trim that carry throughout […]

4 beds 1.1 baths
4 beds 1.1 baths

A must see home in truly move in condition.

3 beds 2 baths
3 beds 2 baths

2 Full baths and 2 bedrooms on the first floor and one full bath.Potential in-law suite. One of the first floor bath has a large Jetted Tub and a walk in shower. Large first floor Master Bedroom. Paver Patio out back extends the entire length of the house. Great for grilling, outdoor eating and hanging […]

4 beds 3 baths
4 beds 3 baths

E-I Kitchen and an Office with side door to a private patio and the driveway. There is a Craftsman Staircase with window seat and leaded glass window on the landing. The 2nd level has 3 spacious BR’s, the 4th was turned into a dressing room and can be converted back if needed. There is also […]

4 beds 2 baths
4 beds 2 baths

living and dining rooms as well as Great Room with Fireplace. High ceilings, custom moldings, original chestnut trim and Wide plank flooring. Walk up attic. Unfinished basement for more storage. 1 car garage plus 2 additional off street parking spaces. Walk to Main Street and all it has to offer! Dining, Shopping, Art Galleries, Farmer’s […]

4 beds 2.1 baths
4 beds 2.1 baths

master bedroom featuring full bath, seating area and walk-in closet. Large entry foyer by both front and rear doors, solar panels, level backyard with patio and storage shed wired with electricity, ready to use as for storage or relaxation! Only 3 blocks to NJ Transit train station! Also available for rent!

4 beds 2.1 baths
4 beds 2.1 baths

Boonton Gem! A cared for home within the Hills section, plenty of off and on street parking. Once you enter through the fully enclosed front porch into the huge foyer & you will realize you are home. Quality woodwork throughout screams quality craftsmanship. Entertaining space on the lower floors with living quarters on the second […]

4 beds 2 baths
4 beds 2 baths

Family Room has gas fireplace, skylights and wood floors. The family room could also be converted to a BR on main floor as it has a Full Bathroom attached to it. Large Laundry room. Owners have added electric for a portable generator. Large LR and DR with bay windows. Eat in kitchen with lots of […]

4 beds 4.1 baths
4 beds 4.1 baths
5 beds 2.1 baths
5 beds 2.1 baths