The Roxbury School District is a public district that serves school-aged children living in Roxbury Township and in Mount Arlington. Comprised of four elementary schools, one middle school, one junior high, and one high school, parents also have the option of sending their children to local area private and parochial schools. For students and adult learners interested in continuing their education in a collegiate environment, local area colleges and universities include Rutgers University, Roxbury Community College, County College of Morris, and Dover Business School.
Economy & Job Market
Roxbury Township has a very stable economy with a strong work force since Morris County is home to over fifty Fortune 500 businesses, such as Pfizer, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobile, AT&T, Verizon, Bayer, Novartis, and Wyeth. Additionally, there are many industries that offer employment opportunities to the residents of Roxbury, including but not limited to pharmaceuticals and health services, finance, real estate, technology, and research and development.
Attractions & Points of Interest
Residents and visitors interested in learning more about the culture and history that Roxbury Township has to offer are in luck as there are a number of museums and historical sites that they can visit. With its roots in farming and agriculture, museums such as Fosterfields Living Historical Farm and the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts feature permanent and rotating exhibits with tools, furniture, and literature on what an ordinary day was like during pre-Industrial New Jersey. Other museums of interest located in Morris County and around Roxbury Township include the Community Children's Museum, Environmental Education Center, the Historic Speedwell (where Stephen F.B. Morse invented the first telegraph), Hackettstown Historical Museum, Morris Museum, and Morris Plains Museum, among others. Other historical sites of interest that the history buff can visit are the Morristown National Historical Park and Waterloo Village in Byram Township.
If shopping is on your agenda for the day, be sure to check out the Ledgewood Mall located off Route 10. Ledgewood Mall is an enclosed, single-story mall that features big-name department stores such as Circuit City, Marshall's and Macy's, in addition to over 30 other dining establishments, retails shops and services. The Roxbury Mall, also located off Route 10, is an outdoor mall that has a number of shops and services to cater the everyday shopper’s needs.
Parks & Recreation
Roxbury Township has a terrific Parks and Recreation department that provides members of the community with a number of activities to keep them busy throughout the year. Basketball camps, junior wrestling, lacrosse, and a bowling league keep the kids active, and crafts fairs and other events provide a forum for an open exchange or selling of handcrafted goods. The Recreation department even has a program called "Teen Travel" where teens in grades 6-9 can attend a field trip during the summer to several different sites in and around Morris County, and outside the area.
Roxbury has a number of parks where residents can enjoy playing sports, hike, bike, or just sit out and relax. One of the more popular parks in Roxbury Township is Horseshoe Lake Park, which has fishing and swimming areas in addition to picnic facilities, two volleyball courts, four softball, soccer and baseball fields, a half-mile trail, and an almost two mile paved bikeway, among other recreational amenities. For residents looking to spend the day out on the links, Morris County has over 10 private and public golf courses and four county golf courses. Real estate is also available on or near a few courses for those who enjoy the golfing lifestyle. Overall, the state of New Jersey has over 40 state parks and 11 forests, making this "Garden State" truly one of a kind.
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