The beautiful, wooded suburb of Mountain Lakes is located about 40 miles away from New York City is often rated one of the “best small towns in New Jersey.”
Those who live here refer to themselves as “Lakers.” Mountain Lakes is surrounded by nine man-made lakes! These lakes span approximately 162 acres, and include: Sunset Lake, Crystal Lake, Birchwood Lake, Olive Lake, Shadow Lake, Cove Lake, Reservoir Lake, Mountain Lake, and Wildwood Lake.
Developer Herbert J. Hapgood began working in 1910 to transform this area in Morris County into a unique private community. When strolling through this beautiful area you’ll find elegant, colonial style stucco homes, each with their own unique look.
Outdoor activities are quite common here. Whether ice skating on the lake in the winter to kayaking and swimming in the summer months- there's no shortage of things to do.
New Jersey Monthly magazine listed Mountain Lakes as one of the best places to live, in their “New Jersey’s Top Towns 2011-2012.″
Mountain Lakes Schools
Schools here are often ranked among the best in Morris County. There is one elementary, one middle School and one high school in Mountain Lakes. Wildwood Elementary School serves kindergarten to Grade 5, while Briarcliff Middle School serves 6th- 8th grades. Mountain Lakes High School serves students from the town and the neighboring Boonton Township.
Also in town is the Lake Drive School, which serves hearing-impaired students from throughout the region.
The Craig School is a private day school specializing in learning disabilities for 2nd to 12th graders.
The Mountain Lakes Club
Mountain Lakes offers a private social club for residents in the community. The club has been a staple in Mountain Lakes providing special events, wedding receptions, and year round dining. There are activities throughout the year for both adults and children. Something for everyone!
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