Lake Hiawatha, N.J., is a neighborhood within the Morris County township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, located approximately a 40-minute drive west of New York City. The most populous municipality in Morris County, the township, locally known as simply "Parsippany," also goes by the name of Tree City, USA, but people interested in local homes for rent will find it has a lot more to offer than just picturesque views.
Things Lake Hiawatha Renters Need to Know
Parsippany is situated at the crossroads of U.S. routes 46, 80, 280 and 287, making it a transportation hub. For non-drivers, the Parsippany Transit System operates regular buses.
Lake Hiawatha, along with the rest of Parsippany, is served by the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District. The district is composed of 10 middle schools (two of which are situated in Lake Hiawatha itself), two middle schools and two high schools, as well as an adult education center.
Resources for Residents
Parsippany's official website is the place to go for the scoop on Lake Hiawatha and the rest of the local community, from a calendar of upcoming events to information about the local government. Additionally, the Parsippany Area Visitor Center maintains its own site.
Meanwhile, the Morris County website is a comprehensive resource for people interested in learning about the area's history, governance, local attractions and more.
Local renters with little ones will likely find themselves making frequent trips to Lake Hiawatha Park, which has a large children's play area. The neighborhood's other park, Chief Hiawatha Park, is located in the business district. Elsewhere in the county, check out the Whippany Railway Museum, head to historic Speedwell to learn about life on the home front during the Civil War or take in a play or concert at one of the area's numerous performance spaces.