While growing up in Boonton, our trips to Main Street usually consisted of a visit to the bank, the hardware store or the local movie theater, the State Theater. How times have changed! While I was in high school, it seemed like every other shop on Main Street was an antique dealer and Boonton became known for its variety of antique treasures. Over the past 15 or so years, though, there have been several changes, and I think most of them for the better. Woolworth's has been replaced by a karate studio, the old Victorian brick firehouse/police station in the center of town has been transformed to a jazz club. There are coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants offering Thai food, sushi, Columbian food, Mexican, Italian and even Afghan food. The Holmes Library has had a face lift, and looks better then ever. I was showing homes in Boonton on a warm Friday evening this past summer, and we could hear live music from the direction of Main Street. There was an art festival on every sidewalk in town, with displays of local art, and people milling about everywhere. What a charming way to spend a summer evening!
With excellent access to highways, New Jersey Transit, and less than a half hour to Newark Liberty Airport, Boonton is a great location to visit or settle down in!