Newcomers to Denville, N.J., which sits midway between Times Square and the Delaware Water Gap, are apt to acquire something associated with the latter.
“We bought a canoe,” said Jessica Lemmon, a resident since 2018. “At first, my husband wanted a motorized boat, but we decided that a canoe” — plus kayaks for the couple’s two daughters — “would be a good start.”
Garden State Multiple Listing Service. During the same period a year earlier, before the pandemic heightened demand for suburban real estate, 252 houses sold at a median price of $412,000.
Denville’s average residential property tax bill in 2020 was $10,200, $670 below the Morris County average. Homeowners in the lake communities pay less than $1,000 in annual fees.
On May 19, the listing service showed 27 properties on the market, mostly single-family homes, ranging from $185,000 for a one-bedroom condominium to $1.899 million for a working 11-acre farm. Approaching the township median, at $435,000, was a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1930 colonial on Warren Trail in the Indian Lake community, with property taxes of $7,927.
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