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Rockaway Township

An idyllic community with lakes, parks, and plenty of outdoor fun.

Welcome to Rockaway Township

An idyllic community with lakes, parks, and plenty of outdoor fun
Rockaway Township is a neighborhood in Morris County and Northern New Jersey. Located 45-minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport and 1.25-hours from New York City. For those commuting by train, there are two train stations minutes away in Dover and Denville for convenient access. Nearby Interstate 80 allows an easy way to connect east or westbound. Morris County has proudly been recognized as one of the best counties to live in in the United States for multiple years.
Surrounded by mountains, three lake communities, and several parks, residents enjoy the scenic views. The township is predominantly residential, with several beautiful rural areas ideal for hiking. It also has the large Rockaway Townsquare Mall and quaint downtown for shopping. The lake communities of Mount Hope, White Meadow, and Green Pond offer great outdoor spaces for families, dog lovers, or anyone that likes spending time outdoors. With its small-town charm, there is a diverse selection of local restaurants and shops for residents to frequent and find entertainment.

What to Love

  • Expansive outdoor green spaces with hiking trails
  • Several residential lake communities
  • Rockaway Townsquare Mall, one of the largest malls in New Jersey
  • Quick access to two train stations and the interstate

Local Lifestyle

Rockaway Township has a small-town feel with a mix of suburban and rural areas, yet has all the amenities of a big city. With numerous lakes and parks, outdoor enthusiasts find an abundance of places to go for a walk, ride a bike, or fish. Each community is walkable, allowing residents to connect in their neighborhood or in the quaint Main Street downtown.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Rockaway Township has an eclectic mix of cuisine options for every craving a resident might have. In the idyllic downtown area and off Main Street, diners can find a selection of top restaurants. For excellent Italian and pizza, stop in at Caffe NaVona, Anthony’s Pizzeria & Family Restaurant, or Brick 46.
Thai Nam Phet serves up a vast selection of Thai dishes that are sure to please the palate. For a taste south of the border, the Riviera Maya Mexican Restaurant has the best Mexican food in town. Both Tavern on the Rocks and Miller’s Ale House are prime spots to meet up with friends and family for a drink in a local pub.
The Rockaway Townsquare Mall is the premier destination for all shopping needs as it is one of the biggest and most modern malls in New Jersey. Shop at Macy’s, Coach, Apple, Michael Kors, Raymour & Flannigan, and more.

Things To Do

With thousands of acres of green spaces, the best lakes and parks for outdoor recreation are Egberts Lake Park, Farney State Park, Lake Ames, Mount Hope Pond, Splitrock Reservoir, and Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area.
For sports lovers, Peterson Field has various athletic fields for playing tennis, basketball, soccer, and football. When looking to cool off, both adults and kids will find loads of fun playing at Frog Falls Aquatic Park.
Meetings and special events can be held at the White Meadow Lake Country Club, located in the historic Hoagland Mansion. Rockaway River Country Club, Berkshire Valley Golf Course, and Bowling Green Golf Club are the best places to play a round of golf with beautiful courses.


The top schools in the Rockaway Township area are served by the Denville Township K-8 School District.

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Around Rockaway Township, NJ

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

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dash of Thyme, Oakridge Martial Arts Academy, and Elite Martial Arts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.87 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.19 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.93 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.82 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.71 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Rockaway Township, NJ

Rockaway Township has 8,909 households, with an average household size of 2.85. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rockaway Township do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,370 people call Rockaway Township home. The population density is 607.91 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

51.19 / 48.81%

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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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