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About Boonton Township
Characterized by rustic views of windswept fields and rolling hills which define the pastoral landscapes of the Rockaway Valley, Boonton Township in north-central Morris County is a peaceful community measuring just over eight square miles. The township has put forth a concerted effort to maintain its natural environment even as neighboring municipalities are typified by their expansive commercial and residential development. This dedication to remaining more rural has resulted in Boonton Township becoming one of the most sought-after towns in the county. Its popularity was confirmed by New Jersey Monthly magazine when they named Boonton Township a Top Town, ranking it the 4th best place to live in the state in 2011-12.
Another reason people move to Boonton Township is for their children to attend the highly-rated Mountain Lakes High School, consistently named one of the top public high schools in New Jersey. Not to be confused with the smaller adjacent town of Boonton, Boonton Township reported a population of 4,263 in the 2010 United States Census. Incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 11, 1867, the township was originally created from portions of Pequannock Township.Back to top