Mendham Borough, NJ

Mendham Borough, NJA picturesque Colonial village nestled in rolling hills and lush with deciduous trees, Mendham Borough is a quiet and upbeat town of about 5000 people.

Mendham Borough has a K - 8 district comprised of the new Hilltop School, K - 4, and Mountain View School, 5 - 8. Grades 9 - 12 attend West Morris Mendham High School, recently ranked 4th by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Mendham boasts one of the few International Baccalaureate programs in the state.

The Village Shopping Center on the eastern edge of the Borough serves residents of both the Borough and the Township. It is a place to meet neighbors while food shopping, or finding some needed gadget or goodie. There is also a well stocked book store, an Apothecary that doubles as a general store staffed by the owner and family, a florist and gift shop, dry cleaner, jewelry store, liquor store, several restaurants featuring cuisine from sushi to pizza slices to steaks, and banks. Behind the shopping center is Mendham Health and Racquet Club, "one of New Jersey's largest and most complete sport and fitness centers for the whole family."

An historic district comprises the center of the Borough. The crossroads' four corners have their original structures lending a quaint charm to the historic shopping area. This village business district offers antique shops, jewelers, interior decorators, gift shops, a spa, hair salon, nail salon, La Famiglia for gourmet Italian for food items, The Black Horse Pub and Tavern, a deli, dry cleaner, drug store, computer services, banks and other services. And while in Mendham, remember to visit the Coldwell Banker real estate office at 106A East Main Street!

Annual civic events include the Labor Day Weekend celebration sponsored by The Pastime Club which supports recreational activities in the area. The Labor Day celebration features a carnival, child friendly games and contests, area fire companies competition, band concert and culminates in a Main Street parade and evening fireworks on Labor Day.

An annual spring event is the Rotary Club of The Mendhams' Antique Show held at Mendham High School on a March weekend. The Mendham Business Association sponsors a holiday season Holly Walk with merchants offering refreshments and prizes to shoppers and a house tour organized by the Friends of the Mendham Library.

The area has a long history dating back to when the Lenni-Lenape Indians migrated to New Jersey from the "North Country" crossing the Mississippi River. Though the exact time the Lenni-Lenape Indians settled here is uncertain, people have lived in New Jersey for at least ten-thousand years.

In 1745, Ebenezer Byram gave the town the name of "Mendham" which included both Mendham Borough and Township. Mendham Borough and Mendham Township split into two towns on May 15, 1906 when Mendham Borough was incorporated. This was done mainly due to issues with supplying water and the need for water to protect the town from fire. Generally, Mendham Borough and Mendham Township are still referred to collectively as "Mendham."

Mendham Borough information and photographs obtained by Jim Thomas and Flor de Maria Thomas.

 

 
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    The Blackhorse Inn and Pub
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    Robinson's Drug Store
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    The Phoenix House
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    Gazebo for concerts in the park
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    Mendham Park and Gazebo
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    Mendham Ballfields
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    Hilltop Church
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    Hilltop Church
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    Farm on Main Street, Mendham
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    Mendham High School Basketball Game
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    Main Street
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    Main Street
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    Mendham Soccer Fields
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    Mendham Soccer
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    Mendham Borough Pond (aka, The Mud Hole)
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    Mendham Pond
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    Mendham Pond
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    Fall color on one of Mendham's golf courses
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    Fall Colors in Mendham
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    Skating on the Borough Pond
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    Skating on the Borough Pond

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Mendham Borough Residential Home Sales Statistics
2016:
High Sales Price =
$5,900,000
Low SP = $235,000
Average SP = $817,852
Median SP = $645,000

2015:
High Sales Price =
$1,975,000
Low SP = $295,000
Average SP = $665,833
Median SP = $615,000

2014:
High Sale Price = $5,500,000
Low SP = $275,000
Average SP = $582,500
2013:
High Sales Price =
$4,500,000           
Low SP = $202,000
Average SP = $650,635
Median SP = $500,000
2012:
High Sales Price =
$2,950,000           
Low SP = $252,500
Average SP = $755,819
Median SP = $580,000
2011:
High Sales Price =
$1,312,500           
Low SP = $206,000
Average SP = $594,665
Median SP = $559,900
2010:
High Sales Price =
$1,774,000           
Low SP = $224,000
Average SP = $694,559
Median SP = $605,000  
2009:
High Sales Price = $3,752,500
Low SP = $299,000
Median SP = $540,000

2008:
High Sales Price = $2,499,000
Low SP = $345,000
Average SP = $782,028
Median SP = $630,000

2007:
High Sales Price = $6,300,000
Low SP = $340,000
Average SP = $865,716
Median SP = $635,000

Source: Garden State Multiple Listing Service.

Links to Other Mendham Borough Sites of Interest:

Mendham Borough’s official website: www.mendhamnj.org
Schiff Nature Preserve: www.schiffnaturepreserve.org

Mendham High School: www.wmmhs.org
St. Joseph's School: www.stjosephschoolmendham.org
Hike Mendham: www.hikemendham.org
Rotary Club of The Mendhams: Mendham Rotary Club
Mendham Junior Women’s Club: www.mjwc.org
Mendham Little League: www.mendhamlittleleague.org
Mendham Borough Fire Dept.: www.mendhamfd.com
Mendham Borough Library: www.mendhamboroughlibrary.org
West Morris Soccer Club: http://www.westmorrissoccer.org/
The New Jersey Transit site has schedules for buses and trains that come near Mendham: www.njtransit.com

More Mendham on YouTube: Phoenix House Rededication Video

Here is a YouTube video of the Mendham Borough Labor Day Parade circa 2011. Enjoy!