Welcome to Millburn/Short Hills
One of the Best Places to Live In NJ
Considered one of the best places to live in New Jersey, Millburn is just 20 miles outside of New York City. Its downtown is bursting with boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, and a beautiful park. The Short Hills section of Millburn is characterized by winding roads, beautiful landscaping, and large, stately homes. The township is one of New Jersey's highest-income communities. Millburn’s schools consistently rank among the highest in the state.
In total, Millburn is 9.89 square miles, including Short Hills’ 5.2 square miles.
What to love
With two train stations, Millburn offers easy access to NYC.
One of the country's best-known regional theaters, the Paper Mill Playhouse offers extraordinary productions on the banks of the Rahway River.
Millburn is a nature lover’s delight. In addition to the South Mountain Reservation, Millburn has many parks and gardens, including the gorgeous Cora Hartshorn Arboretum.
What to do
Millburn/Short Hills is surrounded by physical beauty not only in its residential streets but in the abundance of parks. Greenwood Gardens is 28 acres of gorgeous winding paths, gardens, woodlands, and meadows, and beautiful Taylor Park is located in the center of downtown (be sure to check out its Winter Walk, a beautiful holiday lights display). Millburn is also a haven for great restaurants and shopping. Stroll downtown Millburn and experience its eclectic restaurants and upscale shops or hit the Mall at Short Hills, a destination for fashion and luxury. Millburn is loaded with family-friendly recreational programs, including golfing, tennis, field hockey, volleyball, and swimming. Or take the whole family to the “Best of Essex County” educational and play center Genius Gems to experience STEM concepts and critical thinking through play.
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Millburn’s award-winning school district is widely recognized for academic excellence. According to the school district’s site, “Millburn High School is consistently recognized as one of the most outstanding secondary schools in both the state and the nation. 99% of graduating seniors attend four-year colleges. It has twice been named the best high school in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine, and is always highly-ranked in national publications.”