Millburn, which shares a school district with Short Hills, is perhaps best known for being rated the #1 school district in the state and featured yearly in NJ Monthly Magazine and Newsweek. With a population of close to 20,000, the Township offers a wide variety of recreation programs, including a Community Pool and a Par 3 Golf Course, making the community appealing for families. In addition, the Township has many fine restaurants, a movie theater, the Hilton Short Hills, as well the upscale Short Hills Mall. Millburn Township is unique in that it offers high-end shopping along with quaint small town shopping of a traditional downtown.
Millburn offers a great commute with its midtown direct train station and new parking structure to accommodate the growing population. Taylor Park has a big playground, a duck pond, and huge park grounds great for picnics and Frisbee. The housing stock is varied, mostly older homes built in the 1920’s and 30’s, and under $1M. Tinga Mexican Restaurant is a family favorite with $2 kids night on Mondays and Tuesdays and free balloon animal night on Wednesdays. Make sure to get on their email list for $5-off-coupons. Millburn is also home to one of the most critically acclaimed regional theaters, Paper Mill Playhouse.
Short Hills, considered to be one of the most affluent suburbs in NJ, offers stately palatial homes as well as new construction, many of which are in walking distance to the Short Hills train station. Prices range from slightly under $1M and can go up to $8M or more.