Welcome to Madison, NJ

Madison is home to a thriving retail/commercial district, which runs the length of Main Street.  The district runs the spectrum from car dealerships and grocery stores to the east, quaint local shops & restaurants nestled in the downtown and major corporations on the western border.  The Madison Civic Commercial Historic District, which includes much of the downtown as well as Borough Hall and the train station, is on the State Register of Historic Places.

New Jersey Monthly Ranks Madison Best in the State in its September “Best Places to Live” issue.  Read the full article here.

Getting Around Town

The Borough of Madison is located in Morris County, NJ about 22 miles west of New York City.  Madison is surrounded by the Townships of Harding, Morris and Chatham and by the Boroughs of Florham Park and Chatham.  Madison is easily accessible to Interstate highway Routes 78, 287, 80 and 280, as well as by NJ Route 24. The NJ Transit Morris and Essex Rail Line serve Madison, with direct service to New York’s Penn Station and to Hoboken. NJ Transit trains from Madison can connect to other NJ Transit lines, the shuttle to Newark Airport and the Amtrak rail line via the Secaucus transfer station. Madison also has access to the bus lines.

Shopping & Dining

Madison’s quaint and charming historic downtown business district, which features fifty-two buildings on the New Jersey and national registers of historic places, is home to 16,000 residents and three colleges – Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and the College of Saint Elizabeth.

It’s always rewarding to stroll along the rustic downtown sidewalk pavers and enjoy shopping and dining in Madison on any day of the year. Madison boosts a unique range of shopping opportunities: fashionable adult and children’s apparel boutiques; jewelry and gifts; hair, beauty and spa; home furnishings; computers and electronics; antiques; consignment; pharmacies; bookstores and much more.

A multicultural delight, Madison offers a deep assortment of some of the best restaurants in the area. Diners can chose from a wide selection of tastes whether it be Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean style, Indian, Mexican or classic American. Madison is also well stocked with wine shops, haute cuisine, delicatessens, gourmet coffee shops, diners and pizzerias.

Arts & Entertainment

Madison is home to two of NJ’s five professional live theater companies designated by the NJ State Council on the Arts as “Major Art Institutions”. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which offers its main stage productions at the Kirby Theatre on the campus of Drew University, is one of the leading Shakespeare theaters in the nation. Writers Theatre has been devoted to the development and presentation of new American plays for more than 25 years. Enjoy performances at The Concert Hall at Drew University and world-class jazz at Shanghai Jazz.   Madison is also home to Harmonium Choral Society, The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, The Korn Gallery and much more.

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