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Mendham, New Jersey is located in the south central part of Morris County and spans approximately 17.8 square miles. This township is the perfect mix of convenience and rural living, located among hills, streams and wooded areas a mere thirty-five miles from the Big Apple. Mendham Township was incorporated on February 21, 1798 due to the act of the New Jersey Legislature and it is one of New Jersey’s original 104 townships. Since its incorporation parts of the township have been removed to create Randolph Township and the independent Borough of Mendham.

Today Mendham is a residential suburb with historic homes from grand houses to charming cottages laid out along tree-lined roadways. But once, Mendham was a thriving hub of industry with grist mills, saw mills, iron mines, charcoal hearths, iron forges and at least one distillery. One road, known as Brookside because of its location near a stream, sported a shoe factory, carpet mill, glass works, iron works and tannery. Despite the abundance of natural resources and major industry efforts after the Civil War industry began to dwindle in Mendham, due in part to the late arrival of a single railroad in 1888 that operated a mere 25 years before closing. Farming was and has remained from the mid 1700s until recent years as the mainstay of industry in the Mendham Township area.

Modern Mendham is a comfortable suburb with 5,869 residents according to the 2010 census.  Homes for sale and rental properties lie along wood lined roads and among the scenic hills of the town. Real estate in the town mixes historic homes and farm buildings, village areas and modern structures in a way that keeps the spirit of the towns past alive.

The town holds many unique charms like the educational needs of children being served by the one elementary, one middle school and one high school in the town giving it a small town feeling. Mendham also offers 850 acres of natural lands and parks featuring 55 miles of walking trails. No major interstates or roads run through Mendham, New Jersey insuring that the town remains less suburban and more rural.Whether your searching for a rental property such as an apartment, a first time buyers small home for sale or a sprawling piece of real estate, Mendham, New Jersey will feel like home.

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973-543-7107
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973-543-4251
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