Madison, NJ, has a rich history beginning in Colonial times. It is now home to approximately 16,000 lucky people with a median age of 33.4. There are many young people in this picturesque & vibrant town - students of Drew University,Fairley Dickinson University and St Elizabeth's College, as well as many others who choose to make Madison NJ their home. The public schools in Madison NJ are top-notch - consistently in New Jersey Monthly's Top 50, beautiful, tree-lined streets, a bustling downtown center, many recreational opportunities for adults and children alike. Madison's Fairmount Country Club - a private club for golf, newly renovated clubhouse and pool. Or, The Noe Club -- a man-made lake/pond to cool and entertain in the Summer months. Or, how about the top-notch fitness cum-squash club -the Chatham Club (on the edge of Madison).Madison's village center hosts street fairs and includes exclusive boutiques and interesting shops, casual and fine restaurants, as well as a movie theater. The commute to Jersey City's Financial District and New York City via NJ Transit Midtown Direct is sweet and easy. Madison's people are warm and friendly. The homes and real estate in Madison, NJ are not cookie-cutter. Choose from a newish condo on Main Street, a townhouse in the bucolic and peacefulMadison Commons townhouse community, a fine period home on The Hill, or a more suburban setting in Rolling Hills. There are many choices though never too many homes in Madison NJ. The average price of a home in Madison in 2013 was $839,630, while in 2012 it was $695,242. 178Madison NJ homes were sold in 2013, vs 128 in 2012. That's a big difference. While Madison was very slow during the recession, the rebound has been super-strong and continues into 2014.Homes in Madison NJ vary from starter homes to new construction and fine estate period homes on The Hill.