Careers: Life in Morristown
Morristown is an appealing and lively community with a cosmopolitan flair, at the crossroads of culture and commerce. Recognized as a legal center in New Jersey, Morristown continues to offer increasing opportunities for Riker Danzig attorneys. As a vital location in a state that is a corporate and industrial hub, Morristown offers a myriad of social and cultural interests, making it a popular and prime location for professionals. Spread across 2.8 square miles of lush green hills, the town offers "the conveniences of Manhattan without the hassle," according to the New York Times.
At the heart of Morristown is the town green, bordered by tall maple trees and framed by historic churches and buildings, small-town shops and boutiques, and a vibrant dining scene; the town boasts 141 restaurants, 20 bars and 9 coffee shops. A block away is the award-winning Mayo Performing Arts Center, home to The New Philharmonic of New Jersey, a New Jersey Symphony Orchestra series, and a varied program of well-known artists throughout the year.
Adjacent to the town green is Headquarters Plaza, in which Riker Danzig's offices are located. The office complex, which is within walking distance of the Morris County Courthouse, includes three office towers, underground parking, restaurants, a hotel, health club, and movie theaters.
In recent years, young professionals have settled in the Morristown area, drawn by the character of the town, the lovely neighborhoods, and the friendly community spirit. Residents enjoy a wide range of events at the well-known Morris Museum, Paper Mill Playhouse, Drew University (home of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Fairleigh Dickinson University and the College of St. Elizabeth, as well as a rich outdoor life. A number of parks and bike paths in the immediate vicinity provide scenic routes for bicycling, roller-blading, jogging, and walking. Less than an hour away via train or car, Manhattan's economic and cultural opportunities are within easy reach. The train station is a short walk from our offices and provides direct access to Manhattan's Penn Station; access to major highways make local, regional and international travel easy.
Diversity is another of the town's strengths. In 2014, Morristown completed a Moving Forward master plan to define its path forward: “to become the most welcoming, beautiful, healthy, resilient, and sustainable place to live, work, and play in New Jersey.” The town leaders and citizens continue to work tirelessly to meet that goal.
The state of New Jersey offers every amenity possible for a comfortable lifestyle. The high quality of public, private and parochial schools is nationally recognized. Outdoor recreational activities abound in a state that offers beautiful beaches, endless ocean shorelines, state forests, parks and nature reserves. The sports fanatic will enjoy the Meadowlands Sports Complex with football, horse racing and basketball. More sports, concerts and other entertainment abound at the Prudential Center, Red Bulls Arena, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the PNC Bank Arts Center.
Morristown and New Jersey may be seen as the perfect blend of suburban comfort, small town ambiance, and metropolitan activity. It is a state we are proud of and a community in which our attorneys enjoy living and working.
Online information on Morristown and New Jersey:
- www.state.nj.us (state homepage; good source for general information about NJ)
- www.state.nj.us/travel (overview of NJ tourist attractions)