Morris Plains

A charming, downtempo area for families.

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.


Total Population

43.7 years

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About Morris Plains, NJ

A charming, downtempo area for families

Regarded among many as one of the best places to live in New Jersey, Morris Plains is a charming township that truly has it all. Home to many growing families and older residents, this is a welcoming community that is perfect for settling down. Located a little over an hour outside of New York City, Morris Plains offers a peaceful oasis away from this metropolis while also providing close proximity for professionals or those who want to visit. Featuring incredible homes, modern condominiums, and an unparalleled atmosphere, Morris Plains is an ideal New Jersey neighborhood with tons to offer homebuyers. Contact a Morris Plains realtor for more info.

Nearby featured locations include Morristown, the seat of Morris County, to the south and Parsippany to the northeast.

What to Love 

  • A desirable and pleasant area
  • Contains a mix of urban and rural properties and destinations
  • A lively and social community that is extremely welcoming

Local Lifestyle 

Locals here tend to live desirable and prosperous lives. With gorgeous homes and manicured neighborhoods, Morris Plains residences are highly sought after by New Jersey homebuyers. The area is also very welcoming, allowing residents peace of mind when they go out to exercise or visit others in the neighborhood. 
In their leisure time, many residents can be found taking advantage of all that the area has to offer. Downtown Morristown features tons of shops, restaurants, and cafes for residents to enjoy, which has made it a social hub. The area also has tons of parks and green spaces, encouraging residents to get outdoors and explore the beautiful, suburban surroundings.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping 

There are plenty of wonderful restaurants and bars within Morris Plains for residents to enjoy! The Capital Grille is one classic spot for special occasions. This upscale steakhouse offers incredible cuts of meat, savory sides, and an excellent choice of wines for guests. With a sophisticated atmosphere and an elegant dining space, this is the ideal spot for a celebration or a date night!
Tabor Road Tavern is another nearby spot that residents love to visit. This American restaurant serves comforting dishes in a charming and rustic dining area. With lodge-themed decor, guests feel transported to a luxe and cozy ski resort. Tabor Road Tavern features amazing dishes, and some must-try entrees include the Grilled Chicken Tavern Salad, the East Coast Halibut, and the Herb Crusted Prime Rib. Be sure to try some of their delicious desserts or glass off of their extensive wine list as well! 
Morris Plains is located close to plenty of premier shopping destinations. Morristown’s nearby downtown area is a lovely spot to visit for all of your shopping needs. With tons of unique stores selling home goods, accessories, apparel, gifts, and more, this is a close, easy spot to browse and pick up whatever you need!

Things to Do

There are tons of things to do within Morris Plains and the surrounding areas. The Morris Museum is one popular attraction that new homebuyers often visit. This is the second-largest museum in the state, and it features a wide array of exhibits for visitors to explore. Featuring both contemporary and traditional pieces, this is a wonderful spot to browse and find creative inspiration. 
For those who prefer a low-key day spent outdoors, strolling through any of the Morris County parks is a great option. With areas for biking, boating, fishing, camping, and playing sports with friends, this is a wonderful option for those who want to get outdoors and be active.


Morris Plains is well known for its strong public school district. Many families love the area largely in part because of the incredible educational opportunities within the community. Children growing up in the area have the opportunity to attend Morris Plains Borough School for grades three through eight, and many choose to continue their high school education at Morristown High School. With caring teachers, a welcoming student community, and a curriculum designed to provide students with key life skills, this is a fantastic spot for children to acquire a strong academic and personal foundation. 

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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.


Total Population


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50.32 / 49.68%

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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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Morris Plains Borough School
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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 Whippany Athletic Club, Cresthill Academy, and Wushu Kung Fu Fitness Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 4.6 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.89 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.9 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.93 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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