A Closer Look at White Meadow Lake, NJ

The car accident lawyers in White Meadow Lake, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group, have shared the following details on the history and highlights of the community.

White Meadow Lake

The unincorporated community of White Meadow Lake is situated within Rockaway Township inside Morris County, New Jersey. The community takes up 2,763.52 that includes 10.92%, or 301.44 acres of water. The main bodies of water are Mill Pond and the 141-acre White Meadow Lake, which is located in the heart of the community. Some of the nearby communities include Rockaway, Hibernia, Lake Telemark, and Meriden. 


The community surrounds the lake that was once known as Muir's Pond, named after Col.Thomas Muir, who lived in the area from 1825 until he died in 1855. However, the name White Meadow traces back to recordings from 1774 when a survey of 1500 acres was taken. The pond disappeared by 1887 and was replaced with swampland. It was a dam constructed by the Fish and Game Club that formed the present lake. 

Initially, the community was part of Pequannock County, but in 1738  joined Morris County. When Morris County split the larger townships into smaller ones, it helped to form Rockaway Township in 1844. 


The homeowners within the neighborhood are members of the POA, or Property Owners Association, which was established in 1948. The purpose of the POA, which cost $685.00 per household in 2018, was to fund the ownership and maintenance of the lake, including the amenities offered to the homeowners, such as:

  • the beaches
  • boat docks
  • clubhouse
  • other facilities

The community has many restaurants and dining establishments. Some of the favorites include:

  • Rockaway River Barn
  • Hibernia Diner
  • Rockaway Bagel & Deli LLC


The residents have several options for education within the community. Some of these include:

  • Copeland Middle School - located on Lake Shore Drive
  • Stony Brook Elementary School - located on Stony Brook Road
  • Kiddie City Academy - located on White Meadow Road
  • Chabad Early Learning Center - located on Pawnee Avenue
  • Little Learners Rockaway Preschool - located on Green Pond Road


As of 2010, the community had 8,836 residents that formed 3,061 households and 2,531 families. This was a decrease of 2.4% from the count in 2000, that 9,052. The following is a breakdown of the races within the population:

  • 89.08% white 
  • 1.69% African American
  • 9.19% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.03% Native American
  • 5.89% Asian
  • 0.05% Pacific Islander
  • 1.45% other races
  • 1.82% two or more races

The community's median income per household was $83,708 in 2000. Men averaged a yearly income of $57,400 versus the average of $41,057 per year for women. Some of the occupations commonly held by the working residents included:

  • 14.3% Management
  • 13.5% Administrative
  • 12.2% Education
  • 11.7% Sales and Related
  • 7.3% Business
  • 4.5% Healthcare
  • 3.8% Production

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