The 25.4-square-mile community’s name is derived from the Lenape Native American word parsipanong, which means “the place where the river winds through the valley.”
Today, Parsippany-Troy Hills is well-known for being a quality place to live. In fact, in 2006, Money Magazine recognized the community as the 17th best place to live in the country!
By 2008, it had moved to the 13th position.
And as recently as 2012, Parsippany-Troy Hills was ranked 15th on that same list.
Often referred to simply as Parsippany, this Morris County community was officially incorporated as a township by an act of the NJ Legislature on March 12, 1928.
The community was formed using portions of Hanover Township.
Today, many people call Parsippany home, including those who live in the Lake Hiawatha and Mount Tabor neighborhoods.
Since 1967, Parsippany’s Tiffany and Co. has been the exclusive handcrafter of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. It’s quite an honor for residents to be home to NFL’s most prized trophy.
What’s more, the U.S. operations for Cadbury Adams, Reckitt Benckiser, Ricola and Safilo are located here.
Six fire districts serve Parsippany-Troy Hills Township. These volunteer fire departments work round-the-clock to ensure the safety of residents.
School-age residents living in this Morris County communitery are served by the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District.
The schools that comprise this district include:
There are also a number of private schools in the area, including Parsippany Christian School, All Saints' Academy and St. Elizabeth Nursery School
Parsippany SC is a very popular soccer club located in this Morris County community.
In addition, one of the town’s Little League Teams recently competed in the 2012 Little League World Series. It ultimately lost in the third round at South Williamsport, PA but they had a good run.
This community is also located near a number of major roadways, such as:
Interstates 80, 280 and 287U.S. Routes 46 and 202New Jersey Routes 10 and 53County Route 511.
What’s more, the Mount Tabor station provides train service on the NJ Transit Morristown Line, which has continuing service to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan and Hoboken Terminal.
The town’s location near a number of major thoroughfares enables residents here to access several recreational attractions in the area, including:
Are you interested in learning more about what it’s like to live in Parsippany? If so, then please contact me, Sean Shallis, today.
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