Rockaway Township : New jersey


What It Is Like to Retire in Rockaway Township

Rockaway Township is located near I 80 in northern New Jersey. This rural area has many lakes.  The population of Rockaway, the town, is about 6,000. Morristown, Hackettstown, and Hopatcong are nearby.


Where to Retire in Rockaway Township and Home Prices

There are small towns in the area suitable for active adults. New active adult communities are coming to the area because of the availability of land and lack of traffic. Median home value in Morris County in early 2022 was $431,899 according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Rockaway Township

It is a beautiful rural area with many lakes and forests.  Crime is almost non-existent.

What Is Not Special about Rockaway Township

Very high property taxes; about 30 inches of snow in winter

Who Will Like Retirement in Rockaway Township

Rockway has parks, lakes, streams and hiking trails. There is a very active Senior Center that offers activities, events, exercise class, and services. The town also offers transportation for seniors, and there is a library that hosts events and book clubs.

Local Economy Is Driven by

The economy here is diverse with manufacturing, retail, and professional services all important to the economy. Picatinny Arsenal, a military research and manufacturing facility is located here, employing about 5,000 and the Rockaway Townsquare Mall is a super-regional mall.

Climate and Physical Environment

Rockaway  is in northern New Jersey. Winters are cold and summers warm. January's average temperature is 33 degrees, July's average is 75 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Blackwell St. Artists' Gallery, performing arts and theater, the Morris Museum and many historical sites, including Craftsman Farms, are nearby.  County College of  Morris and Drew University are nearby in Morris and Madison.


The crime rate is very, very low.

Medical Facilities

St. Clares Hospital is in nearby Denville and Dover.


Rockaway Township does have public bus transportation; the nearest airport is a Municipal one about 14 miles away, with the nearest International airport about 30 miles away in Newark; it is not considered a walkable community.

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