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Located in the southwest corner of Essex County is Millburn Township, a beautiful residential community with historic areas, luxury retail, and elegant homes. Within Millburn is Short Hills in its northern section; the township is often referred to as Millburn-Short Hills.
Millburn comprises the historic Wyoming district (on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places), and South Mountain and Millburn Center areas. Short Hills contains Knollwood, Glenwood, Brookhaven, Country Club, Merrywood, Deerfield-Crossroads, Mountaintop, White Oak Ridge, and Old Short Hills Estates.
Short Hills reveres the 19th-century architecture of its stately homes, and the conservationist approach of its founding developer, with winding, hilly streets lined with mighty oak trees. In fact, the township has more than 1,000 trees over 200 years old. Millburn’s style is more of a mix, with a range of lot sizes and house styles that span the centuries.
Approximately 20,130 people live in the 9.8-square-mile town, mostly in single family homes, from multimillion-dollar mansions in Short Hills to small colonials near Millburn Avenue. Millburn also has 20 apartment complexes, including some that are condominiums. Two-bedroom condos typically sell in the low-to-mid-$100,000s.
- The median listing price in Short Hills was $1.75 million in February 2012.
- In the 2010 census, the median household income for Millburn Township was $165,603.
- In 2014, Time magazine named it the “Richest Town in America” with seven in ten household incomes above $150,000 per year, the highest percentage in the United States.
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Luxury living in Millburn means high property tax bills (the highest annual property tax bills in New Jersey in 2009), primarily because of the high property values. However, Millburn’s affluent residents are very generous. In 2009, residents formed Down the Block, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, to pay bills on behalf of Millburn Township residents in financial distress.
Millburn’s schools are excellent. New Jersey Magazine ranked the Millburn Township school system among the top three school in the state, and Township schools are also nationally ranked for its academically challenging high school.
There is full-day kindergarten and technology is stressed throughout all academic grades, from the five elementary schools through Millburn Middle School and Millburn High School. Three private schools in town are Far Brook School (preschool-8), the Pingry Lower School (K-6) and St. Rose of Lima, a Roman Catholic school (K-8).
This family-friendly town offers many recreation programs, including a community pool and a nine-hole, par 3 golf course in Gero Park, which also has tennis courts and baseball diamonds. Millburn also has the private 18-hole Canoe Brook Golf Course, beautiful Olmsted-designed Taylor Park, and the South Mountain Reservation recreation area. Nature lovers will flock to the Cora Harshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary.
Downtown Millburn and The Mall at Short Hills offer great dining and world-class shopping. For entertainment, there’s a movie theater and the renowned Paper Mill Playhouse for live theatre. Visitors may stay at the Hilton Short Hills.
Millburn is easy to reach by car via Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, and Routes 24 and 78. Commuters can take the train to Newark Broad Street Station, Secaucus Junction, Hoboken Terminal, and New York Penn Station. There are two rail stations, one in Millburn and one in Short Hills. There is also bus service with NJ Transit.