Washington Township, NJ
Town Profile Washington Township is located in Morris County, NJ - about 45 miles west of NYC.
The community has a total area of 44.9 square miles and has approximately 5,890 housing units.
The Township has the distinction of occupying the largest area of any municipality in Morris County, NJ.
The community has two major sections: Long Valley and Schooley's Mountain. Most of Washington Township has a Long Valley (07853) mailing address. However, some sections have a Califon (07830), Port Murray (07865), or Hackettstown (07840) mailing address. Washington Township borders Somerset, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties.
The community is only minutes away from Interstate 80 in the neighboring community of Mount Olive and U.S. Route 206 in Chester.
Washington Township is one of six municipalities in the state of NJ with the name Washington. It is often confused with Washington Township in Warren County NJ, which is about 10 miles away.
Neighborhood and Community Profile The Long Valley section - the heart of the township - is known for its beautiful farmland and features a small town center with shops and restaurants. Schooley's Mountain - rising about 600 feet above the valley - contains many housing developments and Schooley's Mountain Park.
Due to its location on the west side of Morris County, furthest away from the employment centers to the east, Washington Township housing prices are relatively more affordable.
Housing developments and neighborhoods include: Capital Estates, Wooded Valley, Fawnridge, Nestling Woods, Quail Ridge, Parker Acres, Brittany Hills, Fairmont, Merrybrook, Squire Hill, Kings Ridge, Yorkshire Estates, Harmony Hills, Musket Ridge, Squire Estates, Hidden Hills, Gentry Estates, Cambridge Estates, Rolling Green Hills,
The Seasons, Woodbury Estates, Stonehedge, Stephensburg Ridge, Middlesworth Farms, Estates at Long Valley, Mountain Valley, Grandview Estates, Seven Oaks, North Bridge Estates, Hacklebarney, and Old Farmers.
Townhome & Condo LivingWashington Township townhome and condo neighborhoods include: Hastings Square, Peachtree Village, and Regency at Long Valley.
Commute U.S. Route 46, County Highway 513, and County Highway 517 pass through Washington Township. The neighboring community of Mount Olive has access to Interstate 80 for an eastbound commute. The neighboring community of Chester has access to County Highway 510 which travels east to Morristown.
Public Schools The Washington Township Public School district includes Old Farmers Road School, which serves the southern section of the district in grades K-5, Walter J. Kossmann School for grades K-2, Flocktown Road School for grades 3-5, and Long Valley Middle School for grades 6-8. Benedict A. Cucinella Elementary School houses grades K-4 and opened in September of 2006. Students in grades 9-12 attend West Morris Central High School, which is located in Chester Township.
Recreation There are numerous parks located in Washington Township which include Califon Fields, Cobbleston Field, Palmer Park, Rock Spring Park, Schooley's Mountain Park, and the Long Valley Dog Park. Washington Township offers numerous sport clubs for adults and children including baseball, softball, track, cheerleading, basketball, badminton, lacrosse, ice hockey, rugby, and football. Schooley's Mountain Park has a recreational area with an overlook, a waterfall, and numerous hiking paths, as well as Lake George.
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Chester, NJ | Town Profile Chester Township and Chester Borough are two separate towns. They are located in Morris County NJ about 40 miles west of New York City. Chester Borough is completely surrounded by Chester Township. The Borough has a picturesque downtown with retail shops, antique stores, and restaurants. The Township is a residential community made up of estates, farms, and housing developments. Homes in the Borough and Township have a Chester (07930) mailing address. However, some homes in the Township have a Flanders (07836), Mendham (07945), Gladstone (07934), or Far Hills (07931) mailing address.
Chester Borough, NJ | Community Profile Chester Borough has a total area of 1.45 square miles. There are approximately 627 housing units in the community. Chester Borough is well-known for its historic downtown village, old world charm, and community atmosphere. Most of the Borough is devoted to single family homes that range from 1800s historic colonials to new construction. Shadow Ridge - a neighborhood built by Toll Brothers in the 1990s - features 3,000+ square foot center hall colonials that are within walking distance to the village.
Chester Township, NJ | Community Profile Chester Township has a total area of 29.3 square miles. There are approximately 2,400 housing units in the community. Chester Township has a rural and country atmosphere. Residential housing includes everything from historic homes to magnificent palatial estate homes that were constructed in recent years. Housing developments and neighborhoods include: Dogwood Acres, Four Bridges, Fox Chase, Timber Ridge, Hillside Estates, Colby Farm, Roxiticus Valley, Pleasant Hill Estates, Chester Woods, Chestnut Run, Colts Run, Tannersbrook Estates, Twin Brooks, Forrest Hills, Cedar Ridge, Hartley Meadows, Briarcliff, The Pond at Chester, Ashton Woods, Hedgerows, Far Hills, Bamboo Brook, Trout Brook Estates, Highland Farm, Warren Cutting, Roxiticus Ridge, Paladin Estates, Lamerson Hunt, Winston Farms, Walnut Hill Estates, and Beacon Hill Estates.
Townhome & Condo LivingChester townhome and condo neighborhoods include: Four Seasons at Chester is located in Chester Township and Chestertowne is located in Chester Borough.
Commute Chester is easily accessible to U.S. Route 206 and County Highway 510. The train station in Morristown is located to the east. Chester Street Map
Public Schools Chester Borough and Chester Township students in grades K-8 attend the Chester Public School District. Schools in the district are Dickerson Elementary School (K-2), Bragg Intermediate School (3-5), and Black River Middle School (6-8). Public school students in grades 9-12 attend West Morris Mendham High School, which is located in Mendham Borough.
Recreation There are eight parks facilities located and maintained by Chester Township, which include Chubb Park, Tiger Brook Park, Black River Park, MacGregor Preserve, Evan Family Forest Preserve, Highlands Ridge Park, and Allen and Knights Tract. These parks offer a wide variety activities including hiking trails, fishing areas, playgrounds, baseball, softball, & soccer fields, as well as a Special Events Showground (located in Chubb Park) and tennis courts. Chester Borough has a variety of parks which include Grove Street Park, Memorial Field and Chester Park.
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Updated: 21st February, 2019 2:29 AM.