You’ll Be Delighted When You Visit Madison, One Of New Jersey’s Best Towns To Live, Work, And Dine
You’ll be delighted to visit Madison, New Jersey and I hope you’ll be delighted with our delightful new spotlight series! Focused on food but featuring all sorts of interesting info, we’ll cover a wide variety of New Jersey towns all recommended/requested by readers. First up is a Morris County town that was selected by New Jersey Monthly as one of the Garden State’s best places to live in 2019. Reasons included the school system, safety, and desirable homes.
Luckily, you don’t need to live in Madison to love it. It’s a fantastic town for foodies, and offers several noteworthy attractions. But first, a little history… Nicknamed ‘The Rose City,’ Madison once had a thriving rose-growing operation. The town is home to a portion of ‘Millionaire’s Row,” a stretch of lavish homes that runs from Madison to Morristown, running along the Morris and Essex train lines. Home to nearly 16,000 residents, it packs some fantastic restaurants in its 4.2 square miles. Today, we feature five favorites.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
This is only a spotlight, there’s so much more to see. Other popular restaurants include Blue Wazabi (contemporary Japanese and Pan-Asian cuisine), CENTRAL + MAIN (mouthwatering American eats and comfort food favorites), and Grillera (delicious Mediterranean fare). You may also want to check out The Chatham Bookseller for rare, used, and out-of-print books, and Drew University’s F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. It is home to the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, one of America’s longest-running professional Shakespeare companies.
Have you been to Madison? What do you think of it? Share your favorite restaurants and attractions with us and be sure to let me know what towns you’d like to be featured next. I do have a few in mind that readers have asked for over the years…Ridgewood, Montclair, Haddonfield, and Mount Holly, for starters. Of course, New Jersey is home to many charming small towns and incredible cities. I can’t wait to discover them all.
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
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