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Millburn and Short Hills NJ Real Estate Homes, Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Millburn is an incredible suburban township in Essex County, New Jersey. Rich in heritage and historic architecture, this sought after town boasts Old World charm with metropolitan amenities. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Millburn as the 53rd best place to live in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings of the “Best Places To Live” in New Jersey.

Approximately 15 miles from Manhattan, the township stands out due to its top-rated schools, proximity to freeways and two train stations, its fine dining and shopping options, and its excellent parks, facilities, and clubs. It is home to fun events year-round, the South Mountain Reservation for outdoor lovers, The Mall at Short Hills for luxury shopping, and the Paper Mill Playhouse, an established theater that hosts fantastic performances and children’s programs throughout the year.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Brantwood, Canoe Brook, Short Hills, Washington Rock, White Oak Ridge and Wyoming. Millburn comprises the historic Wyoming district and the South Mountain and Millburn Center areas.

Short Hills has its own railroad station and post office branch. It contains the sections of Knollwood, Glenwood, Brookhaven, Country Club, Merrywood, Deerfield-Crossroads, Mountaintop, White Oak Ridge, and Old Short Hills Estates.

Shopping

The Mall at Short Hills is an upscale shopping mall anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s.

Schools

The Millburn Township Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district are Deerfield Elementary School, Glenwood Elementary School, Hartshorn Elementary School, South Mountain Elementary School and Wyoming Elementary School, Millburn Middle School for sixth through eighth grade and Millburn High School for grades 9-12. In its 2015 report on “America’s Top High Schools”, Newsweek ranked Millburn the #1 open-admission and #4 non-magnet school in the nation. It placed 13th overall in the U.S. and 8th in the state among all participating public high schools (including selective admission and magnet schools). All schools ranked above Millburn are selective enrollment per their respective websites and are listed as magnet programs on Wikipedia.

The district’s high school was the fifth-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September 2014 cover story on the state’s “Top Public High Schools”, using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 8th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 1st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine also ranked Millburn as the top high school in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings.

Public Transportation

Millburn Township is served by two NJ Transit railroad stations along the Morristown Line, providing service to Newark Broad Street Station, Secaucus Junction, and New York Penn Station, as well as to Hoboken Terminal. The Millburn station is located at the intersection of Essex Street and Lackawanna Place near the Millburn Free Public Library, and the Short Hills station is located near The Crescent Street between Hobart Avenue and Chatham Road.

New Jersey Transit operates bus service in the township, including the 70 route that stops at the Millburn railroad station on a route between Newark and Livingston, with local service on the 873 route.

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