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Morristown Real Estate Morristown is a town in Morris County. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 18,411. Morristown became characterized as “the military capital of the American Revolution” because of its strategic role in the war for independence from Great Britain. Today, this history is visible in a variety of locations throughout the town that collectively make up Morristown National Historic Park. George Washington really did sleep here, for Morristown served as his headquarters for two different winter encampments during the Revolutionary War and proved extremely valuable in the fight against British forces. Shopping and Dining – Morristown is also home to some of New Jersey’s finest restaurants offering every choice of cuisine from casual to fine dining, hotels, and bed and breakfasts, performing arts theaters, art galleries, museums, antiquing, and shopping of all kinds. There are specialty shops, boutiques, department stores and more. The nearest shopping malls are Livingston Mall and the upscale Short Hills Mall, which are just minutes away. Parks and Recreation – The town has a wide variety of parks and recreational areas, including national, county, municipal, and private parklands, which offer a range of recreational opportunities to meet the needs of all residents. Morristown’s Historic District features many Victorian-era homes, including that of famed political cartoonist Thomas Nast. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Morristown one of its “Dozen Distinctive Destinations.” In and around Morristown are numerous historic attractions and museums – Washington’s Headquarters, MacCulloch Hall Museum and Gardens, the Morris County Historical Society’s Acorn Hall, Historic Speedwell Village, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Frelinghuysen Arboretum and the Morris Museum, to name a few. Other attractions include a bustling downtown featuring The Morristown Community Theater, which offers a full slate of “international and nationally known acts,” local and children’s events. Living – Centered on its historic Green, a 2.5 acre town square public park, the Town of Morristown is a socially and ethnically diverse community offering a wide range of amenities to residents and visitors alike. An ideal alternative to the high prices of New York and points further to the east in New Jersey, Morristown has become the preferred choice to homebuyers seeking a culture rich, semi-urban, pedestrian environment with some of the top employers located within the immediate area. It is considered by many to be the cultural, social, commercial and entertainment hub of the county. Schools, Health, Transportation – The Morris School District is a regional public school district that serves the communities of Morristown and Morris Township, and high school students (grades 9-12) from Morris Plains who attend the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Morris Plains Schools. Morristown High School is a four-year public high school serving students in grades 9-12. The school was the 75th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 66th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. In the 2011 "Ranking America's High Schools" issue by The Washington Post, the school was ranked 69th in New Jersey and 2,029th nationwide. In addition to a public school system, Morristown has several private schools. The Rabbinical College of America, one of the largest Chabad Lubavitch Chasidic yeshivas in the world is located in Morristown. The home of Morristown Memorial Hospital, now known as Morristown Medical Center which is part of Atlantic Health System is one of the top hospitals in New Jersey. Ideally located, Morristown is easily accessible to all major commuter highways including Routes 10, 24, 78, 80, 202 & 287. NYC is just 30 miles away with excellent public transportation available via bus and train from either one of the local train stations (Morristown or Convent Station). The Morristown Train Station offers direct service to both Hoboken (40 minutes away) and NY Penn Station (57 minutes away) via the NJ Transit Morristown Line. Passengers taking the Hoboken train can switch to the PATH to reach NYC. Passengers can transfer at Newark Broad Street or Summit to reach the other destination if necessary. The Morristown Parking Authority provides ample downtown parking for motorists making Morristown a destination. A local, regional airport is also located just minutes away (Morristown Municipal Airport) and Newark Liberty International Airport is only 22 miles away.