A major hub for locals and newcomers.

Welcome to East Hanover

A picture-perfect community with a beloved backdrop.
Within Morris County sits the East Hanover Township. This bustling part of New Jersey has seen an increase in residents, attention, and adulation in recent years. Today’s East Hanover is considered a major hub for locals and newcomers. Just shy of the Morristown Municipal Airport, it has the type of attractions and lifestyle that make it a prime destination.
Originally named in honor of the British King George of the German House of Hanover, this township has a long history in the area. Dating back over three centuries, East Hanover has made its mark on New Jersey culture while holding its place among the upper echelon of places to live in the Northeast.

What to Love 

  • A walk through history at Gates of Heaven Cemetery 
  • Nearby Funplex gives visitors a chance to unwind
  • Bowling fun at Hanover Lanes

Local Lifestyle 

The people of East Hanover know how lucky they are. This township has always put its residents first, and the town itself is a testament to that. With a mix of a suburban neighborhood and a trendy nightlife scene, East Hanover has everything that most would expect when picturing a serene New Jersey lifestyle.
With its families, homeowners, and retirees, this beautiful township has an eclectic group of residents, all content with the community they chose. Today’s East Hanover is bustling and proud with a backdrop of down-home charm that no one can deny. Whether it’s fine dining, shopping trips, or a literal day at the park, life in this New Jersey township can be relaxing, no matter how you define it.
For those who call it home, East Hanover has become a strong source of pride. Home to such major corporations as Nabisco and Novartis, this community has become a hotspot for business. Coupled with the busy retail stores along Route 10, it makes this area an important place in the Northeast on many levels.  

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Il Capriccio Ristorante has all the dishes one would expect from an upscale restaurant, right down to the dress code. Once inside, it’s easy to understand why, as the dishes and ambiance speak for themselves. Featuring organic free-range meats and vegetables, this is one establishment that has a flair for decadence.
For a more exotic taste, Benvenuti Ristorante has all the allure of a fine Italian eatery plucked straight from Italy. Located in Centre Plaza, this establishment has been at the top of a number of must-taste lists through the years. One taste is all it takes to understand why.
If it’s Mexican food that is on the agenda, then the place to go in East Hanover is Don Jose Mexican Restaurant. This vibrant local chain has been a major part of New Jersey since its inception, and the traditional delicacies make the reason abundantly clear.
The Shops at Riverside in nearby Hackensack will complete any day’s checklist, no matter the task. With a number of top-notch stores open and ready to serve, this mall is all most need to finish their shopping.

Things to Do

One of the most loved adventures in East Hanover is the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park in East Rutherford. This nearby spectacle pays homage to the famed Nickelodeon Universe through coasters, characters, and many more attractions that any toddler (or adult) will love. It’s an experience unlike any other.
Of course, if fun is on the things-to-do list, then the Funplex is a perfect destination. This attraction boasts go-karts, bumper cars, and even an immersive 4D theater. For the family-minded, nothing is more fun than Funplex.
Nature is also a huge part of what makes East Hanover so beautiful, and Lurker Park embraces that natural twist. With beautiful sites and sprawling fields, this dog-friendly park gives visitors a true taste of Jersey.
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Overview for EAST HANOVER, NJ

11,128 people live in EAST HANOVER, where the median age is 44.1 and the average individual income is $55,555. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.1 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for EAST HANOVER, NJ

EAST HANOVER has 3,797 households, with an average household size of 2.93. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in EAST HANOVER do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,128 people call EAST HANOVER home. The population density is 1,413.11 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby EAST HANOVER. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Frank J Smith Elementary
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Central Elementary School
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East Hanover Middle School
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