Introduction to Parsippany, New Jersey
Parsippany, New Jersey is 15 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Morris County. The town is part of the Newark metro area. The population of Parsippany is 50,649.
Originally, Parsippany was a part of Hanover Township. It was incorporated on March 12, 1928. The town of Parsippany derived its name from the Lenape Native American word parsipanong, meaning "the place where the river winds through the valley." In 2006, Parsippany was ranked 17th in Money Magazine’s list of Best Places to Live in the United States. It moved up to 13th position in 2008.
Parsippany and nearby Attractions
- Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
- Whippany Railway Museum
- Morris Museum
- Old Troy County Park
- Morristown National Historical Park
- Stickley Museum
Things To Do In Parsippany
The town of Parsippany offers a number of recreational facilities and services. These include bowling alleys, picnic areas, basketball and volleyball courts and a softball complex. In addition, the Parsippany Recreation Department organizes several sports activities and events throughout the year.
The nearest major airport is Newark International Airport.
Parsippany Higher Education
Drew University provides facilities for higher studies.