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Madison, New Jersey

Madison is a borough located within Morris County, 27 miles west of New York City.  Voted one of the best places to live in NJ in 2019 by NJ Monthly, Madison is a town deeply anchored in its community traditions.  Don't dare to miss the infamous Memorial Day Parade along the beautifully tree-lined Main Street, or the annual Holiday Tree Lighting in December.  There are plenty of fantastic places to shop, restaurants to dine at, and things to do in this quaint small town. 

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The town of Madison was originally settled under the name "Bottle Hill" in 1715. Each year, in early fall, the Bottle Hill Street Festival attracts approximately 20,000 visitors to Main Street to share in a day of live entertainment, great shopping, and delicious food supplied by local vedors and businesses. 

 

              MADISON, NJ 

                       ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA

 

Madison is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 15,845,[11][12][13]reflecting a drop in population of 685 (−4.1%) from the 16,530 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 680 (+4.3%) from the 15,850 counted in the 1990 Census.   Located along the Morris and Essex Lines it is noted for Madison's historic railroad station becoming one of America's first commuter railroads, attracting well-to-do families from nearby Manhattan. It remains a popular commuter town for residents who work in New York City. The community maintains a population of nearly 18,000 residents.

 

It is known as "The Rose City" and was named in honor of President James Madison.Madison was ranked 33rd in Money Magazine's 2011 ranking of the "Best Places to Live", the 3rd highest-ranked place in New Jersey and second highest in Morris County behind Montville.[25] New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Madison first in the state in its 2019 rankings of the "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey. Often regarded as a college town, along the Florham Park–Madison–Convent Station (Morris Township) border are three universities including Drew University, the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University and the College of Saint Elizabeth located in Convent Station.  Madison is home to the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, one of the largest professional Shakespeare companies in North America.

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