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    Picatinny Arsenal, NJ Local Information

    Picatinny Arsenal is located in Rockaway Township and Jefferson Township in Morris County, New Jersey. Rockaway Township has a population of 24,155 and Jefferson Township has about 21,315 people. Nearby communities include Dover (population 18,155), Rockaway (6,440), Wharton (6,520), Roxbury Township (23,325), and Denville Township (16,635). The nearest major town is Morristown, population 18,410, about 16 miles southeast of Picatinny.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average price to rent a home in the Picatinny area ranges from $700 to $1,200, with a median of about $950 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average cost to purchase a home in the Rockaway area is about $350,000, compared to $339,200 for New Jersey. The average for Morris County is $474,700.

    Short Description of the Area: Picatinny Arsenal contains 2 lakes: Lake Denmark and Picatinny Lake. It is located in northern New Jersey, just 37 miles west of New York City and 99 miles north of Philadelphia, PA. There are many small townships and towns packed in fairly close around the arsenal.

    Climate and Weather: The weather in New Jersey generally displays four distinct seasons, with cold winters and hot summers. The average temperature in July is a high of 83 and a low of 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In January, the average is a high of 35 and a low of 16 degrees. There are 48 inches of precipitation and about 36 inches of snow annually. Severe thunderstorms and occasional tropical storms do happen here and can cause damage.