This rustic and quiet enclave of roughly 1,200 homes and 3,200 residents is well known for it's rural landscape, bridal paths and very affluent population. The township has two national landmarks –The great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Jockey Hollow National Park. The recreational areas of Lewis Morris County Park and Loantaka Brook Reservation are also partially located in the municipality. The balance of Harding is comprised mostly of breathtaking large estates and enlarged old farmhouses with very minimal commercial development. Zoning in Harding is a 3 acre minimum with one of the lowest tax rates in Morris County. In 2006 the median sales price of a home in Harding was $2,100,000. Forty percent of this 20 square mile township is protected open space. The picturesque center of Harding, New Vernon is home to churches, Harding elementary school the municipal building, town tennis courts and an ice skating pond. There are numerous bridal paths for the horse properties that are still very popular. Harding's school system encompasses grades K-8 with high school students attending Madison High School or one of the many local private schools in the area. Harding Township has the highest median income in all of Morris County. Located an hour and fifteen minutes from New York City, Harding offers sophistocated rural living with big city amenities such as theatre, restaurants and wonderful shopping all nearby and accessed via nearby highways as well as the NJ Transit Midtown direct service from Morristown, Convent and Madison.
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