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Florham Park

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Welcome to Florham Park, NJ

In 2015, New Jersey Monthly named Florham Park the best place to live in New Jersey. The borough, located in Morris County, earned the honor, thanks to its low tax rates, great schools, and overall sense of community. Throw in the low crime rates; beautiful homes; and convenience to transportation, employment opportunities, and entertainment, and you can see why everyone from young families to retirees are choosing to live in this vibrant suburb.

Home to the headquarters and training facility of the NFL's New York Jets, Florham Park is also a business haven. Just 25 miles from Newark and 30 miles from New York City, many people choose to cut out the commute and work right in their own backyards. The North American headquarters for BASF, the world's largest chemical company, is located in Florham Park, along with 40 other corporate entities. Portions of Farleigh Dickinson University and the College of Saint Elizabeth's campuses are also located in the borough.

Florham Park is the type of place where people wave "hello" when you see them out working in their gardens or strolling along the sidewalks of the peaceful streets. On any given weekend, you will find residents at the ballfields, cheering on their children and grandchildren. During the summer, you will find them attending the annual 4th of July celebration or catching a concert at the library gazebo. Up until the 1960s, Florham Park was a mostly rural, small one-light town, and it maintains that atmosphere today.

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Settled in the late 1600s, Florham Park has had many names throughout the centuries. They include Hoppingtown, Columbia, Afton, and Broomtown, which it earned because it manufactured quality brooms. The name Florham Park came about when Hamilton McKown and Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly combined their first names to create a moniker for their 840-acre estate, which was located in the area. The community served as a popular farming and agriculture spot until the late 1800s when wealthy New York City residents began building country homes throughout the county.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment in Florham Park

The Mall at Short Hills, one of New Jersey's most popular shopping destinations, sits just south of Florham Park. Stores at the upscale mall include Hermes, Cartier, Burberry, Prada, Dior, Chanel, and Pottery Barn. In town, shopping centers like the Crescent Center and Florham Village Shopping Center are great choices for everyday needs like groceries at King's Super Market and Trader Joe's, pet needs at Pet Valu, and do-it-yourself supplies at Florham Park Hardware.

There are a number of popular restaurants scattered throughout Florham Park's commercial area. Viet Ai is a local favorite for delicious Vietnamese cuisine, while Nonna's is a top choice for Italian. Head to China Chalet for Szechuan or the Thirsty Turtle for classic comfort foods or to spend an evening with friends at the bar. The Florham Park Diner is also a local favorite, especially at breakfast time.

Each year, residents and visitors come from all around to the annual 4th of July celebration, which is one of the oldest in the state. The parade dates back to the 1950s. The big day starts with a raising of the flag ceremony and ends with fireworks and refreshments.

Other attractions in Florham Park include the 16,000-square-foot Free Public Library of Florham Park, which hosts concerts and other outdoor activities throughout the warmer months. Several popular golf and country clubs are located in and along the outskirts of town, such as the Brooklake Country Club and the Pinch Brook Golf Course. Of course, sports fans can often catch a glimpse of the New York Jets in training at their local facility.

Parks and Playgrounds in Florham Park

Youth sports are popular in Florham Park, and kids can join the baseball club, soccer association, basketball program, and football club. For adults, tennis, men's softball, and aerobics and yoga classes are offered throughout the year. The local recreation department also sponsors summer camps, a ski club, programs for teens, and Stroller Striders, a class for parents with babies.

The Elm Street Recreation Complex is located on 19 acres, and features ball fields, basketball courts, passive recreation areas, dog-walking areas, and a playground. Another popular complex is the municipal pool, which is open every May through September and features a volleyball court, tube slide, and concessions stands. Theme night parties are also held here throughout the summer.

Real Estate Information

Most of the homes in Florham Park are single-family residences built during the mid-20th century. There are also a few condo developments, as well as retirement communities. Popular home styles include Cape Cods, Split Levels, and Colonials. The average home price in the town of about 11,500 people is around $699,000.
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