Mount Olive-Flanders

New Jersey

  • Population: 28117
  • Size: 31 sq miles (80.29 km2)
  • Established: 1871
  • Distance from NYC: 48
  • Distance from Philadelphia: 85
  • Distance from Newark: 38

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Mount Olive-Flanders, NJ real estate market

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Mount Olive-Flanders Biography
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About Mount Olive-Flanders

Located approximately 45 miles west of Manhattan, Mount Olive Township in Morris County includes several different sections including Flanders, Budd Lake (the largest natural lake in New Jersey), Drakestown and Bartley. This 32-square mile municipality was established in 1871 and has a current population of about 24,000.  


In its early days, Mount Olive’s main industry was farming. Budd Lake was a popular resort area in the early 1900s, a place where visitors vacationed in tented colonies and bungalows.  After World War II, the township started to become more residential in nature, with neighborhoods like Clover Hill in Flanders developing in the early 1960s. This trend continues today as people discover the relaxed suburban lifestyle offered in Mount Olive.

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Community Life

A strong network of locally-focused civic organizations such as the Kiwanis, Lions Club, Rotary and scouting programs keep citizens involved in the community. Houses of worship, an excellent library, active senior citizen group, recreation department and sports teams for all ages enhance the quality of life in Mount Olive.

Budd Lake is a summertime destination for many in the township, who are offered free admission to the sandy beach. Special events include outdoor concerts, family camping and movie nights, teen gladiator night, a sailing regatta and themed parties. Vasa Park off Route 46 in Budd Lake has annual events such as the Return of the Indian Spirit to celebrate Native American culture and the ever-popular Scandinavian Festival.

Shopping needs can be met at many of the businesses located along Route 46 or 206. The International Trade Center Crossing is the largest shopping mall in the township and offers a Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Pier One, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Sam’s Club, Staples, Michael’s, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and a number of restaurants and services.

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Mount Olive has four grade schools: the Chester M. Stephens Elementary School, Mountain View School, Sandshore School and Tinc Road School. The township also has a middle school and a high school.


St. Michael School in the bordering town of Netcong is a private parochial school for pre-kindergarten through grade 8. The Mount Olive Community School in Budd Lake has a variety of programs for adults to improve their personal and professional lives.

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Real Estate

Diverse housing options in Mount Olive vary greatly. Architecture ranges from newly-constructed luxury homes, stately center hall Colonials in leafy suburban neighborhoods; mid-century ranches, split level and bi-level homes, or modest houses with smaller layouts, many of which were formerly seasonal cottages in the Budd Lake area. There are several town house, condominium and rental communities in the township located on or near Route 46 for commuters.

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The township is centrally located for commuters headed to New York City or business campuses outside Mount Olive. Interstate 80 passes through Mount Olive’s borders as well as Routes 46 and 206. New Jersey Transit train service is available in Mount Olive. The Montclair-Boonton and Morristown lines offer access to Manhattan, Newark and Hoboken from the station on Waterloo Road.

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Local Attractions

Budd Lake—named for early citizen John Budd--was formed by glaciers and encompasses 374 acres. This former summer resort serves as the headwaters of the South Branch of the Raritan River. The lake can be seen from Route 46 West and offers free admission to residents.

Mount Olive has a number of parks including Turkey Brook, a 267-acre park for fishing and hiking on Flanders Road; sports fields at Powerline Park on Cloverhill Drive in Flanders; sports fields and courts at Flanders Park on Flanders-Bartley Road and outdoor playgrounds at each of the township’s four elementary schools.

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