Located in Morris County, Montville Township is home to over 21,000 residents. Montville has been ranked by Money magazine as the 13th best place to live in the nation and the 2nd best place to live in New Jersey.
Dutch farmers first settled the area now known as Montville in the early 18th century. Montville was located on a major military route during the Revolutionary War, and General Washington often brought his troops along that route. French troops also passed though the town on their way to Yorktown.
The Morris Canal was completed in 1828, which brought commercial navigation to the region.
Shopping & Dining
There are a number of convenient shopping choices in or near Montville. Willowbrook Mall is a nearby shopping center located in Wayne. Stores in the mall cover electronics, fashion, health & Beauty, housewares, sports & fitness, and more. The mall also features a number of full service and fast food restaurants. Other nearby malls include Troy Hills Shopping Center and Livingston Mall.
Montville has some great restaurants to choose from. The Montville Inn offers fine dining in the historic Montville Inn, built in 1770. They also offer private dining for personal or business gatherings along with a full bar and wine cellar. Another fine dining option is Columbia Inn, which offers Italian cuisine, a full bar and catering. Other dining options include Poor Henry's Pub & Restaurant, Poor Henry's Pub & Restaurant, and Lake Valhalla Country Club.
As of 2015, the population was estimated at 21,850. The median household income was $119,493.
The over 4000 students of Montville are served by the Montville Township School District which oversees 7 schools. There are 5 elementary schools - Cedar Hill, Hilldale, William H. Mason, Jr. , Valley View, and Woodmont. The middle and high schools are Robert R. Lazar Middle School and Montville Township High School. There are 2 private schools located in Montville - Trinity Christian School and St. Pius X School.