Harding Township

Welcome to Harding Township

Peaceful horse country with bucolic estates and a luxurious atmosphere
Drive through Harding Township, and you will witness a bucolic scene – horses lazily swishing their tails as they graze on the lush grass, farms sprawling over impressive acreage, and equestrians trotting down the network of bridle paths. Harding Township belongs to a different era, one of peaceful days spent in the fresh air, where cell phones and logging screen time were phenomena far in the future. Known as “the quiet money place” with spacious estates, Harding Township is a coveted enclave for CEOs and high-profile individuals seeking a respite from the hectic pace of New York City.
This Morris County enclave is coveted for its sense of privacy and, in fact, zoning regulations ensure three to five acres per lot. New Vernon is a particularly tony section of Harding Township and has been declared by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation’s most expensive zip codes. Close to both the Convent Station and Madison Train and boasting exemplary private academies and public schools, New Vernon is a Harding Township gem.

What to Love

  • Less than an hour from New York City
  • Spacious lots and stately equestrian farms
  • Open fields and lush landscaping
  • Protected land and pristine parks
  • Excellent schools and private academies

Local Lifestyle

Harding Township residents enjoy the quiet life. The expansive properties offer plenty of privacy and countryside air, while the multitude of riding trails and stables put equestrian life front and center. Community events are a popular pastime, and locals keep their dance cards full of holiday celebrations and parades.

New Vernon provides historic charm and quaint shops while surrounding neighborhoods like Morristown offer Harding Township residents an incredible collection of boutiques, fine dining, and seasonal activities. Community organizations like the Garden Club and Civic Association invite residents to connect with neighbors.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

In New Vernon, which belongs to Harding Township, you’ll find Jolie, a studio and shop that offers organic, customized, ready-to-eat meals delivered straight to your door. The quaint Dominick’s Pizza is favored by locals for its New Jersey-style cuts.

Locals agree the best barbeque in the area belongs to Minuteman Whiskey, a beloved smokehouse and grill in Harding. With a carefully curated collection of whiskey and award-winning cuisine, this cozy spot boasts impeccable service and outstanding dishes.

Things to Do

The Harding Township community is close-knit, and the New Vernon Fire Department has helped bring neighbors together. The private, volunteer-run department organizes annual events that have become synonymous with the town and even keep the department running. Hosting the Steak and Lobster dinner and the Country Auction allows the Fire Department to raise funds needed to continue offering emergency services in the neighborhood.

The Harding Township Civic Association brings the annual Memorial Day Parade to town each May to honor veterans for their service. Kids decorate bikes, and sometimes horses, to ride in the parade, and vintage car owners get in on the fun with red, white, and blue streamers and signs. The Fire Department even enjoys the honor of bringing Santa to town on a firetruck with Operation Santa, a festive event to usher in the holiday season.

Harding Township’s wild residents reside at the famed Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in nearby Basking Ridge. This national wildlife refuge, established in 1960, is dedicated to preserving natural habitats for birds and animals and provides educational programs, hiking trails, and beautifully maintained grounds.

The winter season sparkles at Bayne Park, where skaters take to the ice on one of two outdoor skating rinks. While known for its glistening ice rinks, hockey playing, and winter wonderland scene, Bayne Park is also a stunning sight in the fall, with bright autumnal colors and hiking trails displaying gorgeous fall foliage.


The Harding Township School District provides one public school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Students in high school attend one of several excellent nearby options, including:

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Overview for Harding Township, NJ

3,794 people live in Harding Township, where the median age is 46.7 and the average individual income is $109,401.36. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

46.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Harding Township, NJ

Harding Township has 1,567 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Harding Township do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,794 people call Harding Township home. The population density is 189.19 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.76 / 49.24%

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Schools in Harding Township, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Harding Township. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Harding Township School
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Around Harding Township, NJ

There's plenty to do around Harding Township, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bookworm, Prima Tuxedo, and Ride+Reflect.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 3.98 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.6 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.96 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.49 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.1 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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