Madison, NJ


Madison, NJ, is a charming borough known for its historic architecture, vibrant downtown, and cultural events. Home to Drew University, it offers a blend of suburban tranquility and cultural richness.

Discover the community



Founded in 1715, Madison, NJ, originally known as Bottle Hill, played a role in the American Revolution. It became Madison in 1834. The arrival of the Morris and Essex Railroad in the 1830s spurred growth. Drew Theological Seminary (now Drew University) was established in 1867. The borough thrived as a suburban community in the 20th century. Madison's historic district preserves its architectural heritage, reflecting its colonial and Victorian past. Today, it stands as a picturesque town blending history with modern vitality.

Activities and Attractions

  • Drew University: Explore the beautiful campus of Drew University, known for its historic architecture and cultural events.
  • Downtown Madison: Stroll through the charming downtown area with its boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes.
  • Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Enjoy classical and contemporary plays at this renowned theater company located on the Drew University campus.
  • Madison Public Library: Relax and engage with literature in this community hub.
  • Memorial Park: Unwind in the scenic Memorial Park, offering green spaces, playgrounds, and sports facilities.
  • Madison Community Pool: Cool off during the summer months at the community pool.
  • Madison Museum: Learn about the town's history and heritage through exhibits and artifacts.
  • Farmers' Market: Experience local produce, crafts, and more at the seasonal farmers' market.
  • Festival of the Arts: Attend this annual event featuring live performances, art displays, and family-friendly activities.
  • Loantaka Brook Reservation: Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and biking in this nearby nature reserve.


Nestled in the heart of New Jersey, Madison boasts a unique vibe that seamlessly blends historic charm with a modern, vibrant atmosphere. Its tree-lined avenues, well-preserved architecture, and bustling downtown create a welcoming ambiance. From the cobblestone streets to the lively community events, Madison radiates a sense of connection and warmth. Home to Drew University, the town enjoys a dynamic intellectual and cultural presence. Madison's distinct vibe captures the essence of a close-knit community, making it a delightful destination that harmoniously merges the past and present.

Madison Schools

Central Avenue Elementary School

Public • Grades PK-5 
502 students • 11 student/teacher

Torey J Sabatini Elementary School

Public • Grades K-5
271 students • 13 student/teacher

Kings Road Elementary School

Public • Grades K-5 
285 students • 11 student/teacher

Madison Junior School

 Public • Grades 6-8 
589 students • 13 student/teacher

Madison High School

Public • Grades 9-12 
876 students • 12 student/teacher

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