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Welcome to Madison, NJ a town celebrated for its historic charm and thriving downtown. Located just about 25 miles west of New York, this town offers a peaceful 50 minute commute. A picturesque town with tree lined streets, gorgeous landscaping and quaint neighborhoods. The modern colonial home styles vary from brick ranches to breathtaking Victorian mansions resting on .25-.75 acres. The downtown pulls together the community with elegant dining, boutique shops, and recreation. Madison truly embodies an urban downtown feel with the suburban lifestyle.
Nicknamed “The Rose City” because of its 19th century rose growing industry. People often say the downtown could pass for a movie set — which probably explains why it has done duty as a setting in films like “The World According to Garp” and “The Family Stone,” and in episodes of “The Sopranos.”
As in other New Jersey suburbs, the community pool is a big draw, with an annual family pass available to residents for $350. Near Lincoln Square, with its four-screen movie theater, is an ice-cream parlor called McCool’s. The Nautilus Diner on Main Street is a good place to run into neighbors. Overall, the restaurant scene has gone beyond just pizza and Chinese, according to residents. For instance, there is the Garlic Rose Bistro, with its unusual garlic-inspired menu, and Shanghai Jazz, which offers live music six nights a week.
Madison’s handsome 92-year-old stone train station — near the Hartley Dodge Memorial, the prim town hall — is on the Morristown Line, which offers Midtown Direct service to Penn Station. Because Madison encompasses only four square miles, many commuters either walk or bike to the station.
Garlic Rose, Rob’s Bistro, II Mondo Vecchio, & Shanghai Jazz Restaurant & Bar
Parks and Recreation
Loantaka Brook Park, Zuck Arboretum, Madison YMCA, & Madison Community Pool
Commute to NYC:
Train: Quaint commute approximately 50-60 minutes to New York Penn Station. Madison's Historic Train Station is located at Kings Road between Green & Prospect St.
Adult 1 Way: $11.75 Weekly: $101.50 Monthly: $336.00
Commuter parking: $5/day $425/yearly
Apply with the Police Department for permits to park in the train station parking lot 973.593.3015
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