Millburn and Short Hills have grown into commuter havens for NYC transplants. So desirable, these towns have been almost recession-proof, unaffected by downward trends in housing prices. My childhood hometown is a great place to live for so many reasons.
Clients often ask, what’s the difference between Millburn and Short Hills? Short Hills is an unincorporated community located within Millburn Township. They share a school district and all local resources.
With easy access via rail, highway, bus, and ferry, it’s understandable why these communities are popular choices for young professionals who work in New York.
- Two railroad stations, Short Hills and Millburn, serve the area.
- A 35 to 40-minute direct train to New York’s Penn Station on the Midtown Direct Train line.
- Transfers available at Hoboken. Riders can take the PATH train into Manhattan or the scenic route on the Hoboken Ferry.
- Commuter train parking lots for residents of Millburn/Short Hills, with parking on a first come, first served basis. Permits cost $360/year.
- Easy access to route 24, 280, I-78, New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.
- Newark Liberty Airport is 20 minutes away!
- In one word, “excellence”. My clients almost always cite Millburn Township’s school district as one of the best reasons to live here.
- Millburn High School is consistently ranked #1 in New Jersey and one of the top high schools in the country.
- Millburn High School is a Blue Ribbon School (highest award given by the US Department of Education).
- Its five elementary schools are top-ranked, and its middle school has been named a Benchmark School of Excellence.
- With Millburn and Short Hills’ lush open spaces, it’s easy to forget the chaotic streets of New York City are only 15 miles away.
- The South Mountain Reservation, over 2000 acres to hike, relax or take in a scenic vista.
- Greenwood Gardens, a 28-acre public garden, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, a woodland garden and bird sanctuary.
- Taylor Park and Gero Park offer playgrounds, ponds, rose gardens, ball fields, tennis courts and a recently renovated municipal community swimming pool.
- Home to its own par 27 nine-hole golf course, the Millburn Municipal Golf Course (and nearby to the Baltusrol Golf Club).
- The Paper Mill Playhouse, one of the most highly-acclaimed non-profit regional theaters in the country, serves as a feeder theater for Broadway and attracts stars like Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, and Kristin Chenoweth.
- The Millburn Cinema 4, an old school small-town movie theater shows the latest movie releases.