Mendham Township, NJ

Brookside Post Office in Mendham Township, NJMendham Township lies in the southern part of Morris County, just a few miles west of Morristown and less than one hour from New York City. Bucolic, historic, traditional and prosperous are often used to describe Mendham Township.

An annual event in Brookside, the governmental center of the township, is the July Fourth Parade and Festival. The Main Street parade reflects the village culture with civic leaders, local float entries, bands, fire trucks, antique vehicles, clowns, and, occasionally, farm animals. The parade route ends at the Brookside Community Center where families can participate in games and contests or buy a hot dog or hamburger at the Rotary club food booth.

Other annual events include a clam bake and several pancake breakfasts sponsored by the local fire company.

The first inhabitants were Minisink Indians, followed in the early 1700’s by English settlers. Mills and forges fueled the local economy and the villages of Brookside and Ralston were the result. The township of Mendham was formed in 1749.

Mendham Township offers a broad variety of homes, from antique colonials to gracious estates. Streams, parkland, tall oaks and rolling hills offer a feeling of spaciousness in this town that is often compared to a quaint New England village.

The 17.8-mile area is home to a little over 5,000 people. The highly rated K-8 Mendham Township school district serves about 825 children. The students in grades 9-12 attend West Morris Mendham Regional High School, recently rated 4th in the state of New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly magazine and offers one of the few International Baccalaureate programs in the state.

A strong sense of community, a new master plan and a long history of tradition make Mendham Township a wonderful place to live.

Mendham Township information and photos obtained by Diane Tolley.

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Brookside Community Church
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    Looking across the fields towards Brookside Community Church.
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    The Brookside Community Club in snow.
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    A wintery scene with flocked trees along Woodland Road in Mendham Township, NJ.
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    The iconic US Post Office in downtown Brookside, NJ.
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    Gathering at a home along the Fourth of July Parade route in Brookside. Mendham Township, NJ
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    Bagpipers and a float at the Brookside 4th of July Parade. Mendham Township, NJ
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    Brookside Beach.
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    Brookside Community Center.
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    Brookside Park.
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    Leddell Waterfall, Mendham Township, N.J.
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    Brookside Beach Pond .
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    Mendham Township School
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    Mendham Township School
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    Mendham Township School
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    The parade route on Fourth of July through Brookside. Mendham Township, NJ
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    A dog in the Brookside Pooch Parade. Mendham Township, NJ
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    A dog in the Brookside Pooch Parade. Mendham Township, NJ
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    Ralston General Store, Mendham Township, NJ
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    Ralston Playground
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    Ralston Playground
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    Ralston Playground

Brookside Community Church
Mendham Township Residential Home Sales Statistics
High Sales Price =
Low SP = $93,192
Average SP = $859,656
Median SP = $805,000

High Sales Price =
Low SP = $105,000
Average SP = $931,455
Median SP = $900,000

High Sale Price = $3,000,000
Low SP = $90,000
Average SP = $903,990
Median SP = $803,500
High Sales Price =
Low SP = $100,000
Average SP = $818,998
Median SP = $757,500
High Sales Price =
Low SP = $180,000
Average SP = $883,844
Median SP = $769,000
High Sales Price =
Low SP = $365,000
Average SP = $647,746
Median SP = $619,000
High Sales Price =
Low SP = $150,000
Average SP = $1,022,322
Median SP = $915,000
High Sales Price = $4,000,000
Low SP = $309,000
Median SP = $900,000

High Sales Price = $6,990,000
Low SP = $145,000
Average SP = $1,221,211
Median SP = $962,000

High Sales Price = $3,900,000
Low SP = $450,000
Average SP = $1,231,087
Median SP = $1,050,000

Source: Garden State Multiple Listing Service.

Links to Other Mendham Township Sites of Interest:

Mendham Township Online:
Mendham Township Public Schools:
West Morris Mendham High School:
Hike Mendham:
Rotary Club of The Mendhams: Mendham Rotary Club
Mendham Township Library:
West Morris Soccer Club: