Millburn and Short Hills consistently rank among the best places to live in the state and country thanks to fine amenities, efficient transportation, and award winning schools. Short Hills is an unincorporated community that is located within Millburn Township. Short Hills started as a planned community by Stewart Hartshorn in 1872 and became the first planned commuter town in the country. Two railroad stations service Millburn and Short Hills residents, providing quick access to New York, Newark and Hoboken.
Stewart Hartshorn’s vision was to create “a harmonious community for people who appreciated nature.” True to his wish, the area provides many opportunities for enjoying the outdoors. Historic Greenwood Gardens, The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary and South Mountain Reservation provide trails for walking, birdwatching and more. Community parks like Old Short Hills Park, Gero Park and Taylor Park are lovingly maintained for resident use.
Stellar schools make the communities of Millburn and Short Hills attractive to home buyers with children. The school district includes five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Millburn’s schools are frequently included on the lists of America’s Best Schools. Private schools in and around Millburn and Short Hills also provide excellent education options for residents.
Millburn and Short Hills proudly provide the hometown feeling and respite from the bustle of city life that many residents are seeking for themselves and their families. It is no surprise that these fine communities are at the top of many lists for desirable places to live.Search Listings