One of the Best Storybook Towns in America is Located in Morris County, New Jersey
This article has a special place for me because this storybook town is where I was born and my family lived before we came south to the Jersey Shore. Named one of the best small towns in New Jersey is Madison, located in Morris County in North Jersey. It's where my parents grew up and where I started my journey.
It is known as the "rose city" and according to Pure Wow, "New Yorkers built country estates here and looked to fill them with flowers. It increased demand so much that the area was home to many greenhouses and at the turn of the century, became internationally known for its roses, gaining its aforementioned nickname."
My Grandfather worked in the rose business in Madison and was there firsthand for the "rose" boom in Madison. My parents graduated from Madison High School and are both "Dodger" alumni. I was only a young boy before we left Madison and headed south.
Madison is known for its beautiful "downtown" and is famous for its train station which has taken millions into New York City each year. According to Pure Wow, "In Madison, a recognizable freestanding clock stands at the center of a charming downtown filled with gift and decor shops, a bookstore, a consignment shop, and an adorable coffee shop located in an old motor garage."
Beautiful homes and businesses are throughout Madison. It is definitely a "storybook" town here in the Garden State and one you should visit if you have not already. In addition, Madison is home to beautiful Drew University.
Drew University "boasts a Shakespeare Theater should instantly pique your interest. Said theater is located on the campus of Drew University, and while you can’t take in any indoor shows there at the moment, you can catch a glimpse of it on a walk around the classic college campus that appears straight out of a film—and indeed, has been featured in them many times."
It is no surprise that Madison was named to the Top 5 Small Towns of New Jersey. Take a trip to "Rose City" and see for yourself why this is a storybook town in Jersey.
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