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Parsippany is a city in Morris County, New Jersey.

Main house at Craftsman Farms (early 20th century)

Understand[edit]

Parsippany has a diverse population of 52,900 and was once rated the 13th-best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine. The town holds 29 recreational parks with roller rinks and turf fields, two 18-hole golf courses, a 12-theatre movie complex, and several fine restaurants. There is also a lot of history in the town dating back to the 1700s. Many old buildings and houses have been preserved and kept in the town such as the 1870 Condit house, 1790 Littleton School house, and the 1783 Isaac Beach House. Parsippany is also the largest suburban commercial real estate market in New Jersey.

Get around[edit]

If traveling by car, Parsippany intersects a lot of major roadways including Interstates 80, 280 and 287, US Routes 46 and 202, and NJ Routes 10 and 53.

The nearest train station is located in Mt. Tabor, a neighborhood of Parsippany and offers service to the New Jersey Transit Morris & Essex Line, which travels to and from New York Penn Station and the Hoboken Terminal. The closest airports to Parsippany include Newark International Airport in Newark NJ, and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

The free transit system in Parsippany allows for travel all throughout the town and the buses run Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM. Transit phone number is +1 973-263-7093.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Benjamin Howell Homestead, built in 1763 and extended and completed in 1793

Parks[edit]

  • Cameron Dog Park. The Cameron Dog Park, located on South Beverwyck Road, just south of Route 80, is an area set aside for dogs and their owners to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment. There are separate fenced-in areas for small dogs and large dogs. Dog drinking fountains are provided in both areas. Permits are required. Call Animal Control at 973-263-7083 for more information.
  • Chief Hiawatha Park. Chief Hiawatha Park is located on North Beverwyck Road, in the business district of the Lake Hiawatha section of town. The small “pocket park" has a gazebo, lovely plantings and a plaque with the story of Chief Hiawatha.
  • Craftsman Farms. The 27-acre historical site of Craftsman Farms is the second largest park in Parsippany and is the former home of famed furniture designer, Gustav Stickley. Located at Route 10 West and Manor Lane at the entrance to Powder Mill Estates, Craftsman Farms has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The park includes Gustav Stickley's main Log House, three Stickley cottages that he used for housing his workers, the Stickley stables, stone milk house, chicken coop, dairy barn ruins and other farm buildings.
  • Druid Hill Park. Druid Hill Park is located between Elf Court and Twin Oaks Road with a connection to Maplewood Drive. Accessible from three different residential areas, it has a children's play area, a designated area for horseshoes and bocce and volleyball and basketball courts. There are paved walking paths around the perimeter.
  • Lake Parsippany Park. Lake Parsippany Park, located at the end of Elmwood Drive off Halsey Road, is a large park with softball and soccer fields, basketball, volleyball and bocce courts, horseshoe pits, two children’s play areas, walking paths and a large picnic area with a shelter, electricity and charcoal grills that can be reserved. It is adjacent to the Par-Troy Little League West baseball complex.

Golf courses[edit]

  • Knoll West Country Club, Knoll & Green Bank Roads, +1 973-263-7110. This golf course offers 18 holes, 6,752 yds with an average of Par 70. Enjoy a cocktail after a game on the balcony of the country club.
  • Mt Tabor Country Club, Country Club Road, Mt Tabor, +1 973-627-5995. The 9-hole "Mt Tabor" course at the Mt Tabor Country Club facility features 2,792 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. The course rating is 35.7 and it has a slope rating of 120 on Blue grass.

Events[edit]

The town is known for its seasonal parades and events including the Memorial Day Parade (held on route 202), the Fourth of July Fireworks (Parsippany Hills HS), and the Summer Concert Series.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Bar and grill

  • Reservoir Tavern, Parsippany Rd. +1 973-334-5708. Known for its pizza, this restaurant is a great place to go to for moderately priced meals. Open Tu-Sa 11AM-11PM.
  • Tipperary Pub, 285 US Highway 46 +1 973-515-2000. Located in the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, Tipperary Pub offers traditional pub fare, including Irish favorites. A wide variety of beers are available by the bottle or on tap.

Italian

  • Goodfellas, 281 Littleton Rd, +1 973-334-9192. Small restaurant with a lot of taste. The prices are moderate to high but the food is worth it. The service is very friendly and knowledgeable and allows for the customer to bring their own wine.
  • Bistecza, 281 Littleton Rd, +1 973-402-8080. Restaurant gives good sized portions for the price of the meal. The atmosphere is relaxing. Anyone looking for a place close to home but a little different should try this restaurant.

Japanese

  • Mizu, 156 Parsippany Rd, +1 973-386-9200. Chic modern atmosphere with really friendly service. Menu is very big with a lot of choices to choose from. Good place for an intimate date or a night out with friends.
  • Sakura Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, 949 Us-46, +1 973-335-8818. This restaurant offers a variety of cuisine including habachi, steak, sushi and seafood. Sakura has a great happy hour for after work drinks. The chefs are entertaining and fun to watch.

Mexican

  • Moe's Southwest Grill, 1131 Us-46, +1 973-335-6637. Great American/Mexican restaurant with a fused cuisine. Atmosphere is fun and upbeat. Also offers wifi for business lunches.
  • El Rincon Colombiano, 295 Parsippany Rd, +1 973-428-5115. Old-fashioned Mexican food with old-fashioned​ owners. This restaurant is authentic Mexican cuisine straight from Colombia. If willing to try something new, El Rincon is the place to go.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Bowlsby-Degelleke House, built in 1791

Embassy Suites Hotel Parsippany, 909 Parsippany Blvd, Parsippany NJ 07054, +1 973 334-1440. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Free full cooked-to-order breakfast and Nightly Manager’s Reception, All two-room suites and indoor tropical atrium, Indoor pool, whirl pool and fitness center, and complimentary shuttle service within a three mile radius. Rooms from $99.

  • Days Inn Parsippany 3159 Route 46 East, Clean and quiet atmosphere at affordable rates. Offers free wireless highspeed internet. Free continental breakfast included.
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott 3535 Route 46 East. Clean, comfortable rooms with affordable prices. Start your da off with a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast.
  • Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites 707 Route 46 East. Heart of the business district and minutes away from surrounding towns. Located near shopping malls, universities, and restaurants. Offers complimentary van service.
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn 635 Route 46 East. Public transportation to NYC available near hotel. Offers free wireless internet.
  • Ramada Limited 949 Route 46 East. Accessible to all major highways. Minutes away from all office parks and corporate offices.
  • Red Roof Inn Parsippany 855 Route 46 East. Redesigned rooms with more comfort and added amenities such as T-Moble wireless internet access. Offers coffeehouse style service.
  • Staybridge Suites Parsippany 61 Interpace Pkwy. Offers suites that are perfect for relocation into Parsippany area. Located in business district.
  • 1 Courtyard Parsippany, 3769 Route 46 East, +1 973-394-0303. Located in the Parsippany business district. $89.

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Routes through Parsippany
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