Welcome to Morris Plains
Historic bedroom community.
Morris Plains is a charming borough in Morris County and serves as a bedroom community, with many residents traveling to work in New York City. The train station downtown offers residents direct access to New York’s Penn Station as well as the Hoboken Terminal, which makes this area beloved by social climbers and commuters. The community’s history reaches back to the Gilded Age of the 1920s, and you’ll notice glimpses of the past in the historic architecture as you explore Morris Plains’ tree-lined streets.
What to Love
Eclectic eateries and historical areas
Outdoor concerts, biking/running trails
Convenient access to New York City
Morris Plains has an urban feel, with many public transportation networks running in the area. Trains are a major mode of transportation linking the town to New York City and its major job market. Although New York City is a major part of the local culture, Morris Plains also has plenty to offer residents in terms of restaurants and green space.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Morris Plains has several great restaurants to choose from as well as many shopping opportunities. The following places are only some of the best in their respective categories.
One of the most popular restaurants in the area is Arthur’s Tavern
, a family-oriented steakhouse with a casual atmosphere serving a menu full of giant steaks, great burgers, and signature salads. Another great local choice is The Plaza Diner
, a family-owned restaurant with classic American diner fare. Visit Leyendas de Mexico
, a delicious Mexican restaurant with a casual dining experience. For a quick stop, go to Time For A Bagel
, serving quality handmade bagels with available catering.
For shopping, head out to Briarcliff Commons
, a shopping mall with many smaller shops. Another option for shopping in the area is Regalo Gifts
, a gift shop selling a variety of products from health and beauty to jewelry and accessories. Taylor’s Consignors
is a popular store for second-hand designer clothing, accessories, jewelry, and much more.
Things to Do
Morris Plains has several great options for activities. Whether you want to attend a local event or spend a day at a local park, there’s always something fun for you to do in Morris Plains.
One local event to check out is the Summer Carillon Concert Series
. Hosted by St. Peter’s Church, this concert series is free and open to the public for all music lovers to enjoy. Taking place on Sundays, this concert series is the perfect place to have a picnic and listen to great music. Another great option to check out is Roberts Garden
, connected to Morris Plains Library and is host to many events throughout the year.
If you want to spend your time at a local park, visit Morris Plains Community Center
. This area has many facilities including a gymnasium and a conference room. Another great green space is Roberts Garden
, where you can take a long walk, sit in the shade, or attend an event.
Morris Plains Schools serves public school students from PK through eighth grade. High schoolers can attend Morristown High School in the Morris School District.