Morris Plains

Welcome to Morris Plains

Quiet suburban life outside of New York City near all major highways
Less than an hour outside of New York City sits the tranquil community of Morris Plains. In this serene New Jersey suburb, it is easy to forget the hustle of Manhattan is so close, as the whisper of wind through the trees is perhaps the loudest noise in the neighborhood. Expansive lots, spacious homes, and vast open space make this the perfect place for growing families to settle down. Beautifully appointed parks dot the area, offering a lovely spot for a quiet picnic, an afternoon playdate at the playground, or a hike in the sunshine.
Established as a borough in 1926, Morris Plains has since adopted the motto “the community of caring.” Residents will likely agree, given the abundance of community-driven events, well-maintained public spaces, and the general atmosphere of warmth this area exudes. Morris Plains is the best of both worlds, providing residents with a coveted sense of calm and quiet while boasting proximity to major highways, trains, and urbanity.

What to Love

  • Lush landscaping and tony estates
  • Proximity to New York City
  • Gorgeous parks and leafy streets
  • Peaceful suburban atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

Sporting its own train station, Morris Plains is an ideal bedroom community for those working in Manhattan. Many residents make the quick commute and prefer to return to these leafy suburbs and peaceful streets than endure the traffic and blaring horns of New York City.

While the bright lights and neon nightlife of the city are close, Morristown is even closer for Morris Plains locals and sports an impressive array of bistros and boutiques for those inclined toward fine dining and posh shopping. The neighborhood’s pretty parks and old-world charm round out the reasons why life in Morris Plains is ideal for families, young professionals, and retirees.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Morris Plains residents seek out Arthur’s Tavern for a definitive steakhouse experience. This relaxed bistro sports a menu of decadent New American classics like Delmonico steak, chopped salad, and shrimp cocktail. Famous for stellar service and overstuffed sandwiches, Arthur’s Tavern is a beloved Morris Plains destination.

Plaza Cafe and Diner is a charming little spot with an old-fashioned diner atmosphere and an unbelievable menu of everything from omelets, cereal, and breakfast burritos to brisket, pasta, and Belgian waffle sundaes. Settle in for elevated diner fare like crab cake macaroni and cheese, or attack a towering triple-decker sandwich

The location of Gene’s Deli may be unassuming, but this low-key deli is known throughout Morris County for its crispy, crunchy fried chicken, stacked sandwiches, and fresh, hot coffee. Tony’s Pizza takes family-style dining to new heights with a mouth-watering menu of pizza, pasta, and Italian classics. The casual atmosphere makes this the perfect spot for a post-Little League game or a family celebration.

New Jersey and pizza go together as marinara and mozzarella, and Food and Wine Magazine agree – the culinary publication recently named New Jersey the best pizza state in the nation, and Mario’s Brickoven and Restaurant is doing its part to strengthen this illustrious reputation. This casual pizzeria showcases brick-oven pies and classic Italian fare like garlic knots, crispy fried calamari, and fresh pasta.

Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace is the place where epicurean dreams come true. This bright, spacious market can hardly be called a grocery store. With large, colorful murals depicting the Mediterranean Sea, wheels of artisan cheese bigger than those on your SUV, and vibrant displays of freshly prepared Italian delicacies, Uncle Giuseppe’s is an upscale oasis of culinary excellence.

Things to Do

In a community known for caring, St. Virgil’s Church stands as a leader in bringing neighbors together for lively events and charitable work. Residents look forward to the springtime arrival of St. Virgil’s Carnival, a delightful fair full of carnival food, festive games, and historical significance. This lively festival has been a part of the community for more than 40 years and remains a local favorite.

Green spaces abound in this pretty community, and Simons Memorial Park provides plenty of ways to take in the fresh air. Bring the kids for an afternoon of climbing and imagination at the pristine playground, or catch a game of basketball or soccer on the perfectly maintained athletic fields. Dogwoods burst into sweet shades of pink and ivory, and little brooks babble gently at Roberts Green, a truly picturesque park tucked into the corner of Glenbrook Road and Mountain Way. This is where residents will find the Morris Plains Library, as well as the dulcet tones of the summer concert series and a network of walking paths ideal for morning strolls with the family pup.


Morris Plains boasts its own primary and middle schools and families living within this zipcode enjoy access to the exceptional Morris Plains School District, which offers more than 30 Advanced Placement classes. The acclaimed schools in Morris Plains include:

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Overview for Morris Plains, NJ

6,081 people live in Morris Plains, where the median age is 43.7 and the average individual income is $64,051. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Morris Plains, NJ

Morris Plains has 2,447 households, with an average household size of 2.48. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Morris Plains do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,081 people call Morris Plains home. The population density is 2,381.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Morris Plains, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Morris Plains. 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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Around Morris Plains, NJ

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ideal Strength & Fitness, MooShim Tae Kwon Do, and Tim Mosel's Custom Golf and Repair.

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Active 0.93 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.9 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.31 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.46 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.6 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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