Boonton Town (07005) is located in Morris County, NJ - about 25 miles west of NYC. The town was established in 1829 as a result of the construction of the Morris Canal and the development of the New Jersey Iron Company. The community has a total area of 2.45 square miles and has approximately 3,350 housing units. Main Street has lots of small shops and restaurants. The community is well-established with older homes, abundant park lands, and convenient access to the NY metropolitan area. There are two major sections of residential housing. Neighborhoods on the west side of Route 287 are considered to be in The Hill section and neighborhoods on the east side of Route 287 are considered to be in The Flats. Housing stock includes Pre-World War II homes including colonials, victorians, and multi-family dwellings. There is also a mix of 1900s ranch, cape, bi-level, and split levels as well as newer colonial replacement homes sprinkled across the community. The Holmes Library is an original Greek Revival Dwelling built for commercial use in 1849. Purchased for residence in 1856 by James Holmes, a prominent Boonton citizen, the building was enlarged and converted to the Holmes Library in 1893.
Victorian Heights Condos is located at 410 Cornelia Street. The circa 1874 victorian mansion was converted into seven condo units in 1988.
Boonton Town has easy access to Interstate 287 and 80. The community has a train station on the NJ Transit Montclair-Boonton Line which offers service to Hoboken Terminal. Passengers can transfer to another train or bus before Hoboken for a Midtown Manhattan commute. At Hoboken Terminal, passengers can switch to the PATH to reach NYC. Lakeland Bus provides service from Boonton to NY Port Authority in Midtown. During rush hour, the bus ride takes about 55 minutes.
Boonton Public Schools serve students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district include: School Street School (K-3), John Hill School (4-8), and Boonton High School (9-12). Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School is a private school located on Oak Street and serves students Pre-K through 8th grade.
Boonton Town offers sports and recreational activities for residents of all ages, which include day trips to Atlantic City and Youth Sports. Parks in the community are Kanouse Pocket Park, Grace Lord Park, Pepe Field, and Mayor's Park. Boonton Falls can be accessed from Grace Lord Park, offering hikers the opportunity to experience the beautiful and historic waterfalls of Boonton. There are some excellent hiking trails located nearby at The Tourne Park, Pyramid Mountain, and Turkey Mountain.
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