Known as "The Rose City", Madison, NJ was named after President James Madison. During the reorganization of Morris County in 1806, the county was divided into three sections, including neighboring towns and government divisions such as Bottle Hill. In 1834, the borough officially gained its name, Madison. As a tribute to the past there is an annual fair, Bottle Hill Day to commemorate the separation of the townships. In modern-day appeal, Madison, NJ has often graced various publication lists for "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey.
The downtown of Madison is truly a hidden gem of New Jersey. Often overlooked by neighboring town, Morristown, Madison's culture and vibe have much to offer all generations. For the best places to grab a bite to eat, here are our Top 5 - in no particular order, of course:
While the borough is known as "The Rose City", it is also known to be one of the best college towns in New Jersey. Madison is the anchor borough along Florham Park, Madison, and Convent Station which are home to Drew University, the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, and College of Saint Elizabeth. With bustling restaurants, coffee shops, volunteer opportunities, and endless community efforts, Madison fully supports the local college students and staff.