Parsippany–Troy Hills

People who make fun of New Jersey haven’t paid a visit to Parsippany–Troy Hills. This suburban town offers miles of parkland as well as easy access to New York City.

Veterans Memorial Park in Parsippany–Troy Hills Township is host to a mile of walking paths as well as summertime concerts.Courtesy of Parsippany–Troy Hills Township
  • State
    New Jersey
  • County
    Morris
  • Population
    54,295

Residents of the Township of Parsippany–Troy Hills can have their cake and eat it too, enjoying proximity to both nature and city life. Just in their backyard is the sprawling Loantaka Brook Reservation, an 883-acre park with almost 10 miles of trails for biking, hiking, and walking, natural flora and fauna to gaze at, as well as picnic fields and a pond for fishing.   The small town has highly rated public schools and youth soccer clubs to keep kids active after class. The area is home to a number of little historical jewels like the birthplace of former U.S. President Grover Cleveland, plus a log cabin built by famed 20th-century designer Gustav Stickley, now the site of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.   Located in northeastern New Jersey, Parsippany is a short commute from New York City, but residents enjoy a lower cost of living with more reasonable housing prices. And you don’t have to travel all the way to Manhattan to find something to do: Parsippany is less than an hour’s drive from other New Jersey attractions, including the lush gardens at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, the Wellmont Theater, and the Turtle Back Zoo. —CB

Town information

Median sale price for single family residences (2022)$457,347
Median household income$115,609
Racial breakdownBlack: 2.8%, Asian: 36.8%, Hispanic: 9.9%, White, non-Hispanic: 48.3%
U.S. racial breakdownBlack: 13.6%, Asian: 6.1%, Hispanic: 18.9%, White, non-Hispanic: 59.3%
Sharecare Community Well-Being Index Score (out of 100)76
District high school graduation rate95.8%
Number of quality family medicine doctors (rated 3.5 or higher) per 100,000 households, within 25 miles20
Number of quality nursing homes per 100,000 households, within 25 miles24