Harding, New Jersey
Experience the beauty of the Garden State with Harding's open space and rolling hills. Originally an agricultural community in the 18th century, history abounds in this quiet town 40 miles west of New York City. Harding has maintained its rural feel yet within minutes, one can enjoy the shops and restaurants in nearby Morristown. From sprawling country estates to beautiful new construction, Harding can provide an ideal balance of country living with access to modern amenities.
In 1777, George Washington
passed through Harding from the Battle of Princeton to his winter quarters in Morristown. New Jersey.
According to Wikipedia:
Harding Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. It is located in the Raritan Valley region within the New York Metropolitan area. The township was formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on September 1, 1922, from portions of Passaic Township (now known as Long Hill Township), based on the results of a referendum passed on May 9, 1922.
The long-established hamlets of New Vernon and Green Village (also within Chatham Township) are both located in Harding Township. The township is home to the private club community Mount Kemble Lake, a former summer colony developed in the 1920s. Described by The New York Times in 1973 as "one of the most restrictive and elegant of New Jersey's residential suburban areas" and in 1998 as an "affluent Morris County township", the community has been one of the state's highest-income municipalities. Harding Township had a per capita income of $109,472 and was ranked first in New Jersey based on data from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey from the United States Census Bureau, more than triple the statewide average of $34,858. Based on data from the ACS for 2014–2018, Harding Township ranked sixth in the state with a median household income of $183,587 and had almost half of households earning more than $200 thousand annually.
The 07976 ZIP Code for New Vernon was named one of the "25 Richest ZIP Codes" in the United States by Forbes magazine in 2006. Many relatively unchanged large country estates that have been passed down through several generations attest to the wealth of many of its residents. Some have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and some have nonprofit support organizations that assure the retention of the original nature of the properties.