The octagonal-shaped borough, founded in 1891, is rich in history and is more than 100 years old. Consisting of .75 square miles and a population of 2,201, it is one of the most densely populated municipalities in the county.
Surrounded by Wantage Township, the three-quarter square mile borough is home to two Victorian style hotels, shops, a bank and professional offices at the heart of its business district. There is also a community center, which services senior citizens in both Wantage and Sussex. It is also home to the Crescent Theater, which originally opened its doors in 1917, and is currently the home of the popular Tri State Actors Theater.
The borough park, Brookside Park is located on Brookside Avenue. A small park on Main Street, called Deckertown Commons, was completed in 1991 as part of a revitalization plan.