Boonton is a community rich in history. At one time, Boonton was home to one of the most important stops in NJ for the Underground Railroad. Trolley cars ran through Main street and the town thrived. Fast forward to today, the diverse residents can enjoy the action on Main street by shopping at its cute boutiques, wonderful antique shops and a wide range of restaurants and small fitness studios.
One of the best kept secrets in Boonton is the beautiful Boonton Falls. Grace Lord Park with its iconic gazebo is the home to summer festivals, concerts and community gatherings. Living in Boonton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Boonton Township is more of a rural town, with farms, rolling hills and some amazing real estate.
Boonton School District:
The Boonton Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district has four schools. School Street School--grades K-3. John Hill School-grades 4-6 , Boonton Middle School-grade 7&8 and Boonton High School. which serves students in Boonton and Lincoln Park. Since 1989, ninth through
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades in both communities attend West Morris Mendham High School, which also serves students from the surrounding Morris county school districts of Mendham Borough and Mendham Township.
Commuting from Boonton:
The Boonton station has train service on NJ Transit with service to Newark Broad Street Station, Penn Station New York and Hoboken Terminal. NJ Transit bus service and Lakeland Bus Lines provide express bus service along Route 46 between Dover and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Driving to NYC from Boonton will take you anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic.
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