In the heart of Morris county, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township lies at the intersection of Interstates 80, 280 and 287. US Rt 46 and 202 and NJ Routes 10 and 53 also cross the township, making it truly the crossroads of North Jersey. As such it is a destination for commuters with a number of large corporate office parks and shopping centers, employing over fifty thousand workers. While Parsippany isn’t known as a train suburb, it is on the Midtown direct line, with one station in the Mount Tabor section of town a short distance from the Denville train station.
Mount Tabor is one of a number of communities within the larger Parsippany-Troy Hills township. Built in the 1870s and 80s as a religious summer camp, the community boasts one of the largest collections of Victorian homes in NJ. It’s unique historical heritage, ownership structure and community programs make it a community unlike any other in North Jersey.
Similar to Mount Tabor, Lake Hiawatha and Lake Parsippany began as summer resort communities that slowly morphed into suburban commuter communities. Lake Hiawatha, whose lake dried up many years ago, features the most downtown-like environment in the township, with a number of shops and services along North Beverwick Rd.
A sprawling township that stretches some 11 miles from the Knoll West Country Club in the Northeast corner to the Morris County Fire Fighter and Police Academy in the southwest corner of the township, the township boasts over 800 acres of parkland in 31 parks, featuring golf courses, hiking trails, ball fields and historic sites.
While some of the township’s most well known communities started as summer resorts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the arrival of the interstates brought a new wave of developments in the mid-twentieth century continuing to the present. One can find historic Victorians, converted summer bungalows, mid-century modern homes along with more modern colonials and townhomes throughout the township, within easy reach of the state’s major commuting thoroughfares, bus lines and, of course, the Midtown Direct train line.