Welcome to Denville
Scenic and tranquil lake community with a vibrant downtown
Denville is a tranquil and charming lakeside community just 35 miles from New York City. Often referred to as the "hub of Morris County," Denville’s prime location is situated near several major transportation hubs, providing access to Hoboken Terminal and Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.
Denville is home to four man-made lakes, which were originally created to provide wealthy New Yorkers with a respite from city life. The lake communities operated as summer resort areas, so many homes are bungalows and log cabins now used year-round.
Today, Denville draws families and young professionals alike with its scenic lakes, vibrant downtown, historical sites, and annual festivals.
What to Love
- A family-friendly town with a deep sense of community
- Direct access to several scenic lakes
- Major transportation routes to Manhattan and Hoboken
Denville is a peaceful, family-friendly community with an abundance of outdoor activities, lake access, and charming shops and restaurants. It’s the perfect home for anyone seeking a quiet suburban respite surrounded by nature and convenient access to the hustle and bustle of the city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Things to Do
Denville has something for everyone—whether you’re a food connoisseur, history buff, outdoor enthusiast, or just seeking a peaceful retreat along sparkling lake waters. This cozy community is packed with an impressive array of wonderful restaurants, lush parks, beautiful beaches, and outdoor activities.
Denville’s vibrant downtown exemplifies what “Main Street America” is all about. It’s bustling with local businesses, unique boutiques, a variety of diverse and award-winning restaurants, and community events.
Denville boasts a plethora of options for getting active, whether you’re seeking a sports league or just want to enjoy the great outdoors. The Denville Recreation Center is sure to please any fitness enthusiast. It offers year-round activities for all ages and fitness levels, whether you’re into fishing, tennis, volleyball, or skiing and snowboarding. Members of Cooks Pond enjoy beach access and swim lessons. Meander along the trails of Muriel Hepner Park to glimpse an array of wildlife. Located on Diamond Spring Road, this park features a pond surrounded by a paved walking path situated over a stone bridge where you’re likely to see fishermen casting their lines. Locals love the Tourne Holstein, which features an extensive network of trails and a wildflower section with more than 250 species of native plants. A highlight of the park is the view from the top of the Tourne, where visitors can marvel at the New York City skyline on clear days.
Stroll along the gardens of the Denville Museum, or check out their image collection highlighting the town’s history. In addition to photographs of buildings, landscapes, and locals, you will find images of historical figures, such as George Washington, who passed through on his way to winter quarters at Jockey Hollow.
Valleyview Middle School, 6-8
Morris Knolls High School, 9-12
Lakeview Elementary School, PK-5