Parsippany

Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, commonly called simply Parsippany, is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 53,238,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 2,589 (+5.1%) from the 50,649 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,171 (+4.5%) from the 48,478 counted in the 1990 Census.[15]

The name Parsippany comes from the Lenape Native American word parsipanong, which means "the place where the river winds through the valley".[16] Parsippany-Troy Hills is the most populous municipality in Morris County.[17]

Parsippany-Troy Hills was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1928, from portions of Hanover Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 9, 1928.[18]

In 2006, Parsippany-Troy Hills was recognized by Money magazine as the 17th-ranked of the Best Places to Live in the United States, the highest-ranked location in New Jersey. In 2008, it moved up to 13th position.[19] Parsippany returned to Money Magazine's "Best Places" list in 2012, in the 15th position.[20]

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