Located in Morris County, New Jersey, is Harding Township, home to over 3,800 residents. The zip code of 07976 it resides in has the distinction of being named one of the 25 Richest Zip codes in the US by Forbes magazine. This is due to the fact that there are many large country estates that have been passed down through the generations.
In 1922 Harding Township was formed from parts of Passaic township. Harding was at one time an agricultural community. Eventually land was bought by wealthy urban residents from Manhattan and Newark who added to the properties and landscaping. In 1928 the New Vernon Neighborhood Restrictive Agreement to preserve the rural environment and has maintained that goal to this day.
Shopping & Dining
Residents of Harding Township don't have to drive far to find great places to shop and dine. The Mall at Short Hills is the place to go for premier shopping, with stores such as BCBG Max Azria, BOSS Hugo Boss, Brooks Brothers, Club Monaco, and many others.Century 21 in Morristown is a New York based department store offering a quality selection of men and women's clothing and accessories.
Dining in and around Harding Township is certainly a great experience. The Village Bistro offers farm to table dishes made from scratch, along with private party room. Nearby in Morristown is the Market Taverne, where you'll find classic American farmhouse cuisine. Vine, voted best by New American Cuisine, offers extraordinary dishes like Catham Cod, Divers Scallops, and Chicken Scarpariello.
As of 2010, there were 3838 residents living in Harding Township. There is an estimated 3906 living there as of 2015. These residents make up 1474 households. The median household income is a very healthy $168,365.
The students of Harding Township are served by the Harding Township School District, which governs one school for pre-k thorugh 8th grade. High school students attend Madison High School in Madison.