Life in Morris County

The perfect blend of culture, arts, and sophistication

Life in Morris County is diverse and wonderful. Nestled amid rolling hills, broad valleys, and glistening lakes, Morris County has a diverse population, attracting outdoor enthusiasts, city-dwellers, shoppers, foodies, performing arts lovers, history buffs, young professionals, high-powered executives, and families of all ages. The County boasts 13,000 acres that encompass 28 parks, hundreds of restaurants, shopping choices that range from large department stores and sprawling malls to mom-and-pops and independent boutiques, and dozens of historic sites. The area is rich in culture, offering plenty of ways to enjoy art, music, and theater. Families with children have access to an incredibly rich array of recreational and educational opportunities. Morris County truly has it all, but for those who want even more, New York City and Philadelphia are just a short drive away!

Morris County’s industrial base includes research, pharmaceuticals, and light manufacturing. The area workforce exceeds 300,000, with more than 50,000 employed at corporate headquarters for some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. What’s more, nearly a dozen Fortune 500 and 1000 firms have a business presence here in Morris County, including Honeywell International, Wyndham Worldwide, PBF Energy, Quest Diagnostics, and Realogy Holdings Corp.

Morris County is also home to several universities (Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson, Drew University, and College of St. Elizabeth), an award-winning county college, and a county vocational-technical school. Families with young children will be happy to find some of the best K-12 schools and districts in the State here in Morris County.

Located 30 miles northwest of Manhattan, Morris County is New Jersey’s seventh largest and is among the fastest growing counties in the New Jersey, New York, Connecticut metropolitan region. Part of the New York metropolitan area, Morris County is home to nearly 500,000 people and consistently ranks among the wealthiest counties in the country. It’s also been rated by Forbes magazine as the 6th best county in the U.S. in which to raise a family.

Map of Morris County

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