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Florham Park is a 7.5-square mile borough in Morris County with about 12,000 residents. Parts of the Fairleigh Dickinson University and College of St. Elizabeth are located within the borough, giving it a genuine college town feel.

The name “Florham Park” describes the borough’s history of being the home of some of the country’s most affluent families. “Florham” comes from the combined names of its founders – Florence Adele Vanderbilt, granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and her financier husband Hamilton Twombly. Meanwhile “Park” comes from “Brooklake Park,” the name of a 1,000-acre property owned by Dr. Leslie Ward, one of the founders of the Prudential Financial, Inc.

Housing in Florham Park is diverse, ranging from homes that are distinctly from the 1950s and 1960s to newer luxury homes. There are also some condo communities.

Economy

Notable corporations operate in Florham Park, some of which are big names in chemicals and global telecommunications. The NFL’s New York Jets have their headquarters and practice facility here.

Schools

Three schools comprise the Florham Park School District, serving students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The student-teacher ratio is 11:1. Hanover Park High School, which serves public high school students in the ninth through twelfth grades, has a 10.3:1 student-teacher ratio.

Post-secondary education is easily within reach here as portions of the college campuses of the College of Saint Elizabeth and the Fairleigh Dickinson University are in Florham Park.

Points of interest

  • Atlantic Health Jets Training Center
    American football fans can catch their favorite NFL players practicing at the 120,000-square foot training center.
  • The Greek Theater
    This outdoor, grass-and-stone amphitheater built into a hillside within the College of Saint Elizabeth ca is inspired by the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, Greece. This Florham Park attraction can accommodate an audience of about 500 people.
  • Florham Park Public Library
    This free library was a recent addition to the Florham Park community, having opened to the public in 2005. On top of an extensive book and media collection, the library also hosts a variety of all-ages activities, including classes, sports events, and field trips.

Homes for Sale in Florham Park NJ

Housing in Florham Park consists primarily of single-family homes and a few condominiums. Most of the homes were built during the 1950s and 1960s. Luxury properties are among the newer constructions.

The varying styles are often associated with specific neighborhoods and locales. If you have a type of home already in mind, it would pay to be familiar with some of the Florham Park communities described below:

  • Mid-Century-style homes are common in the Briarwood, Pinchbrook, and Brooklake neighborhoods.
  • Colonial homes on large, sprawling properties are found in the portions of Convent Station that fall within Florham Park territory. This part of town makes commuting to New York easy, as the train station is just a short walk away.
  • A mix of Contemporary and Colonial-style homes can be found in the Lakeside and Brooklake neighborhoods.
  • The borough’s luxury homes are found in the Summit Woods and Country Club Estates communities. These properties were mostly built in the 1990s.

If you are interested in luxury condos in New Jersey, call me, Janine Rose, at 908-229-6252 or drop an email at janine@janinerose.com.

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