All About Rockaway Township
In 1715, the Dutch settlers came to the lower or eastern part of the Township. It was these Dutch settlers who gave Rockaway its name. Rockaway is based on the Indian word, “Rechouwakie,” meaning, “the place of sands.” In 1730, an early forge was constructed by Job Allen in Rockaway Village (land now known as Rockaway Boro). This forge was later known as the Stephen Jackson Forge. By 1740, forges were operating along the Rockaway River, close to the ore, waterpower, and thick forests, which supplied huge amounts of charcoal to the works.
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. The entire community is a rolling countryside with excellent recreational facilities. Protected open space and the environment form an important partnership with the Township’s industry and businesses.
Only 35 miles west of New York City, several major highways serve the Rockaway Township area. Interstate 80, which crosses the state from the George Washington Bridge in New York City to the Delaware Water Gap, in Pennsylvania, passes through the Township, as does U.S. Highway Route 46. Interstate Routes 280 and 287, and New Jersey State Routes 10, 15, and 23 are adjacent to the Township. Railroad transportation for people and commodities is found on the nearby ConRail, with passenger stations in the neighboring communities of Denville and Dover. Newark International Airport is only 35 minutes away.
Within Rockaway Township is the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, one of the largest and most modern shopping malls in New Jersey. There are six local schools (five elementary and one middle school), with two regional high schools located just outside its boundaries. The Rockaway Township Police Department consists of 53 police officers and there are five volunteer Fire and Rescue Companies serving the area with a combined total of 150 men and women.
Rockaway Township, which celebrated its Sesquicentennial Anniversary in 1994, is not only an ideal location for business, but, just as importantly, offers an ideal location for living, raising a family, and enjoying life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boonton Township is a pastoral community comprised of approximately 8 square miles nestled among the rolling hills and fields of the Rockaway Valley in north central Morris County. The Township has managed to preserve much of its natural character and rural charm despite development pressure from neighboring municipalities, which today makes Boonton Township one of the more desirable communities in Morris County.
Wharton is a community of approximately 6,500 residents in the highlands of Morris County. Wharton is located between Routes 15, 46 and 80, stretching south from the main entrance of Picatinny Arsenal, a major army research and development center, to Route 46 abounded on the west by Roxbury Township and the east by Dover and Rockaway Township. The Borough is approximately 2.2 square miles.
Beautiful Lake Parsippany is a private lake quietly nestled in the center of Parsippany-Troy Hills, in Morris County, NJ. This 168 acre lake and grounds offers well maintained swimming beaches and lots of places to simply sit and enjoy the scenery.
Rockaway Township Properties
HIGHVIEW TER, Rockaway Twp. $ 350,000
walkout slider to 18’x10′ deck. Other features include; solar panels, underground sprinklers, updated natural gas heat and central air. The attic has plenty of extra storage. This adorable house is very well maintained and freshly painted throughout.Located on a quiet street. This truly is an impressive home! Close to major public transportation into NYC: Lakeland […]
W LAKE SHORE DR, Rockaway Twp. $ 649,900
Counters & Stainless Steel Appliances, plus Sliders on every level to multiple Decks overlooking the Lake. You will appreciate the HUGE Walk-out Lower Level which has the potential to be an in-law suite with its Full Bath, Kitchenette, plus 2 Oversize Rooms. ENJOY the White Meadow Lake Lifestyle with Year-round Activities, Clubhouse, Day Camp, Pre-School, […]
LAKE SHORE DR, Rockaway Twp. $ 1,100,000
across back of house, Balcony off the Master Suite, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, plus the 53 x 26 Leisure Room with Heated INDOOR POOL & Sauna. Other Features & Benefits include Newer GAS Furnace, Multi-Zone Central Air, 2-Sided Fireplace, Master Bath with Large Shower + Jetted Tub, Tons of Closet Space + the 33 x 29 […]
VETERANS DR, Rockaway Twp. $ 455,000
Kitchen with stainless appliances granite counter top Pantry, numerous up grades and eating area. Master bedroom with ceiling fan master bath jacuzzi tub with stall shower two walk in closets. 2nd bedroom and Den/study Club house 16000 sq feet , indoor and out door pools tennis court. Fitness center plus Aerobics room.BBQ and picnic area. […]
SUNNYSIDE LN, Rockaway Twp. $ 229,000
beautiful Green Pond which features a natural spring-fed, glacial lake just one hour from Manhattan. Warm sunsets and wonderful views await you from this desirable location in this special community which offers swimming, boating, tennis, hiking, active Community Club and Yacht Club. Being sold totally “AS IS”. Value is in the land. Needs septic. Has […]
SANDERS RD, Rockaway Twp. $ 589,900
for peace and tranquility. Privacy awaits you but so convenient to shopping, N.Y.C transportation, restaurants and more. Enjoy all the amenities this home has to offer which include and in-ground pool and an additional small cabin which is great for multi-generational living or additional rental income. This unique setting has so many options. Great for […]
GREEN POND RD, Rockaway Twp. $ 349,900
updates include a new kitchen, new windows, new roof, deck and a new septic system to be installed. Situated on a private wooded lot just a short walk to the lake, tennis courts & all activities in Green Pond lake & club community, this delightful vintage style home is a timeless keepsake and one you […]
LAKE END RD, Rockaway Twp. $ 575,000
.Secure your perfect spot in paradise on Green Pond, NJ’s cleanest lake. A private driveway leads to this amazing LAKEFRONT property. Enjoy swimming, fishing & boating now from the priv. dock while planning your future dream home in this LAKEFRONT community of $1-3 million homes. Not many opportunities remain to custom build at this sought […]