East Hanover is a township in Morris County in the state of New Jersey. The town is a suburban neighborhood with a population of largely Italian descent. Most of the town is made up of housing while the town’s activities go along the main roads of U.S Route 10 and Ridgedale Avenue.
The most efficient way to get into East Hanover is by car. East Hanover is a town that is surrounded by a ton of major roads in New Jersey. On the east side of town runs interstate 280, where you can access East Hanover through exit 1 or 2. Also, Route 10 runs right through the heart of the tiny suburb. Also it is very convenient to get there from Interstate 287, Route 46, Route 80 and even Route 24.
On Route 10 in East Hanover you can access the bus on New Murray Road right across the street from the Burger King. This bus can bring you to larger towns such as Morristown and even Newark New Jersey.
Although there isn’t a train station located in East Hanover, there are train stations close by. Chatham, Madison and Parsippany are the closest destinations while a pick up by car or taxi would be the easiest solution to get to the town from the train stations, some taxi are also available specifically at Madison train station.
• Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover – A beautiful rest place with several famous individuals buried. • Whippany Railway Museum – Located on U.S Route 10 just past the border of East Hanover leading into Whippany. Has beautiful old trains available for sightseeing. An attraction for visitors has also been the large mansions located off of Mount Pleasant Avenue. Several beautiful large properties can be seen on the side streets of Mount Pleasant Avenue.
East Hanover is small but there are definitely fun things to do if you just know the right place to go. On the East side of the town lays Lurker Park, where on nice days many of the residents enjoy. You often see pick up games of football, basketball or soccer going on by the local teenagers. There you will also find a fairly large playground that many of the younger children enjoy. Also another popular aspect of East Hanover is Route 10. There you can go see a movie at AMC Lowes. If you are looking to entertain your child, many people would suggest bowling at Hanover Lanes. Also Chucky Cheese and Funplex are both places are filled with games and a place your child will surely enjoy. A favorite in Funplex is the humongous foam frenzy, shoot each other in Laser tag, or ride the go-carts.
East Hanover has a ton of great restaurants to try out around the area. First try out one of the many pizza restaurants around the area. Godfather Pizzeria is by far the most popular right off of route 10. Also Avellinos, or Giulietta Romeo are extremely popular pizzerias in town. Those are just a few of the best places to get pizza.
Some of the nicer restaurants that expect a bit more formal attire are Breanna’s, Lugi’s, and Ravello’s. All of which have great Italian food. Many residents of East Hanover enjoy Paniveno as well but the food is not as well prepared as many of the other restaurants that we have in town.
Three of the smaller lunch facilities in East Hanover are Esposito’s meat and deli, Angelo’s Deli and Sorrento’s Bakery. Each is a great authentic deli. Angelo’s Deli, which has recently reopened, has one of the best Taylor Ham Egg and Cheeses in New Jersey. Also Sorrento’s Bakery has great pastries and desserts. Early in the morning on nearly every major holiday there is a line out the door waiting to get their order in.
East Hanover is not as much of a tourist destination but it is a great suburb. Although it does not have as much of nightlife it does have a couple bars to have some fun in. Miami Mikes Sports Bar is probably the most exciting bar to go to. The food is great and it is an awesome, electrifying bar to watch the major sporting events. Also many of the younger drinkers enjoy going to TGIF Fridays to go drink and have a fun time. If you are looking for an older crowd Godfather Pizzeria or a more leisurely Luigi’s maybe the place to go. Although not as popular Applebees as well as Chilies also have a bar to go drink in if you are not looking for crowded areas.
East Hanover is extremely safe for kids and the surrounding community to reside in. The crime rate is extremely low and generally there are no concerns of safety for visitors or residence. The police is often seen patrolling the streets and are known to have a firm hand on the community. If you have any problems the East Hanover Police station is available at all times.