Nestled in a panoramic valley along the banks of the Musconetcong River and founded in 1853, historic Hackettstown is home to Centenary College, several major employers, and Hackettstown Community Hospital. Offering a semi-rural lifestyle that attracts commuters, Hackettstown features a pleasing blend of single-family homes that line tree-shaded streets. The area reflects an impressive harmony of town and country settings that are ideally located near Interstate 80, and the community plays a major role in the Route 57 and Route 46 economic growth corridors. Adjacent communities have been able to achieve rapid growth with Hackettstown serving as a convenient commercial hub. Recreational amenities in this area include beautiful state parks, a community swimming pool, a community center, league sports for all ages, playgrounds, athletic fields, and tennis courts.