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An artsy suburb surrounded by gorgeous natures and a fun downtown area.

Welcome to Boonton

An artsy suburb surrounded by gorgeous natures and a fun downtown area
Boonton is a town in Morris County, New Jersey, that is close to Interstates 287, 24, 46, and 80. Boonton is just a one-hour drive from New York. The nearest towns to Boonton include Mountain Lakes, Montville, Boonton Township, and Rockaway Township. Boonton was established in 1829 and has a rich history. It used to be a village known for its Iron Industry, then grew with the construction of the Morris Canal. It was also a stop on the Underground Railroad and home to many abolitionists.
Today, Boonton is a bustling suburb. The town's main street has numerous shops, antique stores, restaurants, and a farmer's market. There is no shortage of entertainment or amenities. Boonton offers the excitement of a bigger town, with the tranquility of lush green spaces. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy Boonton's fantastic parks for walking, hiking, and scenic views.

What to Love

  • Several shops and restaurants
  • Gorgeous parks, including Boonton Falls
  • Many community events
  • A charming and walkable downtown area
  • Artsy community

Local Lifestyle

Boonton is a suburb with an active calendar. Residents are on the go— shopping, eating downtown, or strolling through local parks. Community events and programs occur regularly, and there is something for everyone. Boonton is a perfect blend of industry and nature.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Reservoir Tavern has been a staple in the community since 1936. They take pride in their authentic Italian cuisine and generous portions. The Reservoir Tavern is a great place to enjoy savory dishes with family and friends. It is sacrilegious to leave their restaurant without trying one of their freshly-made pizzas.
Another popular spot on Boonton’s main street is Sushi House where they serve traditional Japanese dishes. They source only the freshest and best quality fish from all over the world.
For dessert, Scoops Ice Cream is the best in Boonton. The parlor contains various flavors with generous scoop portions that run large. They offer milkshakes, build your sundae, and vegan options too. This quirky and retro-style ice cream parlor is both an eye-catcher and crowd-pleaser.

Things to Do

The Boonton Farmer’s Market provides residents with locally grown produce. The town calls it the community’s favorite event. You can get fresh farm eggs, New Jersey-raised meats, and local artisan products. Picnic tables are available to sit and enjoy food and live music. The farmer's market is great fun for adults and children as it offers crafts and lawn games.
The parks in Boonton are a sight to behold. Outdoor recreation is accessible to all residents, with a range of amenities. Grace Lord Park is next to Boonton’s Main Street and along the Rockaway River. Hiking, birding, fishing, and the playground are past times at the park. Landmarks found in the park include their signature gazebo and fountain. Boonton Falls is another breathtaking attraction inside Grace Lord Park.
Tourne Park is a general-purpose park with increased recreational opportunities. Horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding are possible. At Tourne Park, the Rockaway River is accessible for canoeing and kayaking. If you walk to the top of the Tourne, there is a panoramic view of the New York City skyline.


Boonton is served by the Boonton Public School District.

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Around Boonton, NJ

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

Very Walkable
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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including gooserock farm, Amin's Shawarma & Grill, and Dash of Thyme.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.91 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.68 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.84 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.26 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.47 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.96 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Boonton, NJ

Boonton has 3,440 households, with an average household size of 2.51. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boonton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,770 people call Boonton home. The population density is 3,755.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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


Median Age

50.4 / 49.6%

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75+ Years

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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