Referred to as the “Rose City,” this community prospered – at least in part - because of its rose growing industry. Since those days, Madison has developed over the years as a thriving business and cultural center.
Madison also has a strong connection with its history, as evident by the number of historic buildings around the community that still exist, including all of those within the Madison Civic Commercial Historic District.
Madison officially became an independent borough in 1889 and seceded from Chatham Township.
Around this time (shortly after the Civil War), population growth in Madison really took off. A local railroad helped fuel this growth. That’s because the railroad provided a means to transport Madison’s farm produce to neighboring markets.
Today, Madison has a diverse local economy, with many major corporations headquartered there, including Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, Quest Diagnostics, Wyeth and Maersk Lines.
As for commercial space, vacant buildings are a rare sight in the borough limits. And Madison’s eclectic and top-notch restaurant scene has been nationally recognized.
This New Jersey is governed by the borough form of government.
Those Madison residents with school-age children will be pleased to learn that the community is served by several excellent schools within the Madison Public Schools district.
These high-achieving schools include:
Those residents who prefer to send their children to private New Jersey schools will have a number of schools to choose from in the Madison area as well, including Saint Vincent Martyr School and Palmer School.
And when it comes time to send their children to college, residents will find that there are a several high-achieving colleges in the immediate area, such as:
Not only is Madison a great place to live and work, but it’s a great place to play as well! As a Madison restaurant, you’ll enjoy convenient access to a number of recreational amenities in the area, including:
If Madison, NJ has piqued your interest as an area home buyer, then contact me, Sean Shallis, your Morris County real estate expert, today!
I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about living in this community as well as provide you with a number of helpful Morris County home buying resources, such as: