Parsippany

A beautiful and welcoming area with tons of traditional charm.

Overview for Parsippany, NJ

55,848 people live in Parsippany, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $52,266. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

55,848

Total Population

41.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$52,266

Average individual Income

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About Parsippany, NJ

A beautiful and welcoming area with tons of traditional charm

Only a quick drive or train ride outside of New York City lies Parsippany, a suburban oasis that provides residents with both a peaceful life and close proximity to busier areas like the Big Apple. Since its establishment, this charming neighborhood has quickly captured residents’ hearts, and many choose to settle down and grow their families here. A large draw to the area is its easy accessibility to other areas — Parsippany provides access to several major highways, making it the perfect spot for people who want to have convenient access to many different areas. With magnificent homes, well-maintained neighborhoods, and fantastic access to an expansive network of nearby locations, there is no wonder why Parsippany is as popular as it is.

Nearby Morris County, NJ featured neighborhoods include Morris Plains & Morristown to the south.

What to Love 

  • Spacious and new communities with tons of modern amenities 
  • Several shops, parks, restaurants, and green spaces to explore
  • A desirable area that is quickly growing in popularity

Local Lifestyle 

Residents in Parsippany have the opportunity to live a calm, laid-back life while also having access to the excitement of nearby larger cities. With an urban-suburban feel, Parsippany allows homeowners peace and quiet while also boasting tons of many modern amenities. 
 
The communities here have tons of green space, making it perfect for spending time outdoors with others. In their leisure time, residents can often be found biking through the community, strolling around their neighborhoods, enjoying town events, or browsing shops in the area with friends or family members.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping 

Parsippany and the surrounding areas have tons of incredible restaurants and bars for locals to enjoy! Ruth’s Chris Steak House is one excellent spot for an unforgettable meal. Known for its incredible steaks and elegant atmosphere, Ruth’s Chris is a popular spot for residents looking to enjoy a decadent meal and swanky experience. Serving the finest cuts of USDA Prime beef, fresh fish, savory sides, and luxurious desserts, this is the ideal spot for a special night out. Complete your meal with a glass or bottle from their extensive wine list. 
 
Houlihans is another popular restaurant in the area. With a much more laid-back vibe, this is a great spot to get pub fare, steaks, pasta, and more. Serving an expansive menu and offering great happy hour deals, this is a dependable spot that has something for the whole family to enjoy.
 
The Parsippany area also offers incredible access to shopping for residents. Being located right outside of the heart of NYC, world-class shopping at big-name retailers is only a short drive or train ride away. 
 
The area around Parsippany also offers many small, local shops to explore, as well. And for all your everyday shopping needs, be sure to check out Troy Hills Shopping Center — featuring a Target, LA Fitness, Petco, and more, this is the ideal location for running errands.

Things to Do

Parsippany has tons of different things for residents to participate in! With several music and food festivals and tons of shopping opportunities, residents can always find something to fill their free time. One unique activity in the area is visiting The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. This scenic location is free to all and open daily to the public. Visitors at the arboretum can stroll around the area and take in the beautiful flowers and colorful foliage on the manicured grounds. Perfect for a daytime date or a fun activity with the kids, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a can’t-miss spot!

Schools

There are plenty of fantastic schools within Parsippany, making the area extremely attractive to families with young children. One of the strongest options in the area is Parsippany Hills High School. Featuring strong academics, several extracurriculars, and a diverse and friendly community, this is a school where plenty of students have built a solid personal foundation. The school provides a rigorous curriculum to students and offers an array of AP courses, ensuring that students are well prepared for the next level of education if they choose to pursue it.
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Demographics and Employment Data for Parsippany, NJ

Parsippany has 21,690 households, with an average household size of 2.51. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Parsippany do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 55,848 people call Parsippany home. The population density is 2,363.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

55,848

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.8

Median Age

49.5 / 50.5%

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75+ Years

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  • High School Degree
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21,690

Total Households

2.51

Average Household Size

$52,266

Average individual Income

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Schools in Parsippany, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Parsippany. 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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Apple Montessori School Of Morris Plains
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Mount Tabor Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Parsippany Hills High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Littleton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
St Elizabeth Nursery & Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Brooklawn Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Central Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Eastlake Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Intervale Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Lake Parsippany Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Rockaway Meadow Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Lake Hiawatha Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Parsippany High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Knollwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Northvail Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Troy Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

Around Parsippany, NJ

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

67
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
45
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Whippany Athletic Club, MooShim Tae Kwon Do, and Wushu Kung Fu Fitness Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.91 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.38 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.8 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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