Mountain Lakes

Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
—  Borough  —
Mountain Lakes highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°53′29″N 74°26′28″W / 40.891374°N 74.441114°W / 40.891374; -74.441114Coordinates: 40°53′29″N 74°26′28″W / 40.891374°N 74.441114°W / 40.891374; -74.441114[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated April 29, 1924
 • Type Faulkner Act (Council-Manager)
 • Mayor Dan Happer (R, term ends December 31, 2013)[4][5][6]
 • Manager Robert Tovo
 • Clerk Christina Whitaker[7]
 • Total 2.885 sq mi (7.473 km2)
 • Land 2.616 sq mi (6.775 km2)
 • Water 0.269 sq mi (0.698 km2)  9.34%
Area rank 343rd of 566 in state
28th of 39 in county[2]
Elevation[8] 489 ft (149 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 4,160
 • Rank 406th of 566 in state
33rd of 39 in county[12]
 • Density 1,590.3/sq mi (614.0/km2)
 • Density rank 327th of 566 in state
18th of 39 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07046[13]
Area code(s) 862/973
FIPS code 3402748480[14][2][15]
GNIS feature ID 0885310[16][2]
Mountain Lakes Historic District
Location: Roughly bounded by Pocono Road, Denville Township line, Fanny Road, and RR Tracks, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
Area: 1,397 acres (565 ha)
Built: 1908
Architectural style: Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Governing body: Local
NRHP Reference#: 05000963[17]
Added to NRHP: September 7, 2005

Mountain Lakes is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,160,[9][10][11] reflecting a decline of 96 (-2.3%) from the 4,256 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 409 (+10.6%) from the 3,847 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Mountain Lakes was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 3, 1924, from portions of Boonton Township and Hanover Township, subject to the results of a referendum passed on April 29, 1924.[19]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Mountain Lakes as the 89th in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[20]

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