Millburn is a popular commuter community in the southwest corner of Essex county with easy access to New York City via public transportation. Its current residential population is just over 20,000, which includes the hamlet of Short Hills.
Millburn and Short Hills are two different zip codes that share a township government and school system. Known as one of the state’s most affluent residential communities, Millburn/Short Hills is known for its luxury housing market and shopping mall. Those who know it better understand that the town offers a variety of housing styles and price ranges with Millburn homes generally being more affordable than those in Short Hills.
Millburn was recently ranked as one of the Top 100 places to live in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly magazine. The town lies about 15 miles from Manhattan and is bordered by Livingston, Florham Park, Chatham Township, Summit, Springfield Township, Union Township, Maplewood and West Orange. It is bisected by the Rahway River. The town encompasses 9.4 square miles.
The school system is invariably ranked as one of the top in the state. Millburn has a great downtown district with thriving shops and restaurants, a movie house and regional theater (Paper Mill Playhouse). The Mall at Short Hills is a huge regional shopping center located on the western side of town that features national retailers as well as unique specialty shops. Millburn/Short Hills’s enduring housing values, proximity to the City, good train service and renowned schools make it a premiere choice for buyers in today’s market.
Check out some of these places and websites to get a feel for Millburn/Short Hill’s unique vibe:
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