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Millburn/Short Hills; two affluent towns in Essex County, known for their excellent schools and charming down towns. They offer a perfect mix of quiet residential areas and are an easy commute to the city, making the towns ideal for families with commuters. With cultural gems such as the Paper Mill Playhous, many beautiful parks, the Shorthills Mall, and more, Millburn/Short Hills offers a balanced and worthwhile lifestyle. 


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Alpine Montessori of Millburn -  Known for its
commitment to fostering an all-inclusive development in young learners, the school
offers a comprehensive Montessori curriculum tailored to the needs of each child. Alpine Montessori provides a nurturing environment where children are encouraged to explore, discover, and thrive. The team of educators at Alpine Montessori are highly trained and passionate about providing engaging learning experiences that inspire curiosity and lifelong love for learning. From spacious, well-equipped classrooms to enriching extracurricular activities, Alpine Montessori of Millburn sets the foundation for academic excellence and personal growth in every child.

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Deerfield Elementary School -  Known for its strong academics and a caring environment. Teachers  are dedicated to helping every student succeed, both personally and academically. This school values diversity and makes sure every child feels included and supported. Along with a focus on core subjects, Deerfield also teaches important life skills like respect and responsibility. Families are encouraged to be involved, creating a tight-knit community where everyone works together for the benefit of the students. By emphasizing learning, character, and community, Deerfield Elementary prepares students for success in school and beyond.

Great Schools Rating: 9/10

Glenwood Elementary School -  Offers a great learning environment for young students. This school focuses on both schoolwork and personal growth. The carinf teachers and lots of parent involvement, Glenwood is a supportive for kids to learn  and thrive. 

Great Schools Rating: 6/10

Hartshorn Elementary School -  Provides a supportive and engaging environment where young students can grow academically and personally. The team of dedicated teachers help create an emphasis on active learning. Hartshorn is a nurturing place for children to develop their skills and confidence. 

Great Schools Rating: 9/10

South Mountain Elementary School -  Offers a dynamic and welcoming learning environment for young students, and emphasizes both academic achievements and personal development. South Mountain prides itself on its dedicated educators and focus on fostering a love of learning, making South Mountain a supportive space for students to explore their potential. 

Great Schools Rating: 9/10

Wyoming Elementary School -  Provides a nurturing and vibrant educational environment and focuses on both academics and individual growth. It has committed teachers and a curriculum that encourages curiosity, this school is a supportive place for students to build their knowledge and confidence. 

Great Schools Rating: 9/10

Washington Elementary School -  This only fifth grade school offers a supportive and stimulating environment where students are encouraged to excel academically and grow personally. The dedicated staff and an innovative curriculum encourage the students to explore and grow. This makes the school a supportive environment for building knowledge and self-esteem. 

Great Schools Rating: 7/10

Millburn Middle School (MMS) -  Here, students get a great education and can really grow. The variety of classes and clubs makes learning fun and helps students get ready for high school. This school is all about supporting its students and making sure that everyone feels included. 

Great Schools Rating: 7/10

Millburn High School (MHS) -  Offers excellent classes and lots of activities outside of class to help students get ready for college and future jobs. The high school is a supportive place to learn and grow, and focuses on helping students do their best and become active members of the community. 

Great Schools Rating: 8/10

Private Schools


Pingry School - A top private school in NJ that teaches children from K - 12. It is known for its tough classes, great teachers, and teaching students to be good people. At Pingry, students get to explore their interests, learn to be leaders, and help try to make the world a better place. 

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The Winston School -  This school teaches from 4 - 8 grade and helps students who learn differently. It's small classes and tailored learning to each students makes sure that all of their students can do well and feel good about themselves. 

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Far Brook School - A private school that teaches K - 8 and mixes learning with arts and sports to make school fun and interesting. This school helps students think creatively and makes them feel like they're part of a big family. 

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Our Lady of Peace School - A Catholic school for kids K-8 that teaches good school subjects and Catholic lessons, making sure that students learn a lot and become kind people. This school is a friendly place where everyone is encouraged to do their best and care for each other. 


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Although at 23 crimes per one thousand residents, Millburn/Short Hills is not among the communities with the highest crime rate in America. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Millburn/Short Hills is 1 in 43. When Millburn/Short Hills is compared to other communities with a similar population, then its crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than the average. For Millburn/Short Hills, the violent crime rate alone, though, is much below the national average for communities in all sizes. Violent crimes happen less often in Millburn/Short Hills than in most of America, so your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 4807, or a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants. Millburn/Short Hills's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. Your chance of being a victim of a property crime, such as motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary, is one in 43.

(Sources: Neighborhood Scout)


In 2024, Millburn/Short Hills had a population of 21,699 people, and the three largest racial groups are White (50.7%), Asian (35.3%), and Hispanic (5.6%). 

(Sources: New Jersey Demographics)


Millburn/Short Hills offer its residents a variety of commuting options into Manhattan. The most popular options include: 

1. Train: The most popular mode of transportation is the NJ Transit train service. Millburn/Short Hills is served by the Morris & Essex Line, which offers direct service to New York Penn Station.

The journey can take between 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the time of day and whether you catch the an express or local train.

The Millburn/Short Hills train station is well-used by commuters due to its convenience and the frequency of service during peak commuting hours.

The NJ Transit App offers a convenient way to look up train schedules, purchase tickets and monthly passes, and get up-to-the-minute transit status information.

2. Bus:  Bus services are another option for commuters looking to get to Manhattan. Two popular services include NJ Transit and Boxcar.

Boxcar offers a service which includes just two stops before entering Manhattan. And once in Manhattan, it offers 8 convenient stops, so you can pick the one closest to your destination.

The journey can take between 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the time of the day and traffic conditions.

3. Carpooling and Ridesharing: Services like Uber, Lyft, and traditional carpooling are also options, potentially offering more flexibility but at a higher cost compared to public transportation.

Things to Do

Taylor Park -  A picturesque public space that offers a peaceful retreat with its charming pond, walking paths, and lush greenery. This well-kept park has a playground, several picnic areas, and sports facilities, making it a favorite spot for families and nature enthusiasts. Taylor Park, with its natural beauty and array of amenities, provides a perfect scene for relaxation and recreation in Millburn/Short Hills

Millburn Free Public Library -  A central focus for community learning and engagement. This library provides an extensive collection of books, digital resources, progra8ms, and more! It supports people of all ages through a wide variety of events such as virtual author visits, adult educational workshops, meetings, and more, emphasizing a lifelong learning and community connection. 


South Mountain Fairy Trail -  An enchanting outdoor experience, this hiking trail captivates visitors with the quaint fairy houses scattered all over the area. This whimsical trail sparks imagination among children and adults alike, making it a magical destination for family outings. 


South Mountain Reservation -  A large park offering miles of hiking trails, scenic areas, and diverse wildlife. This park is a peaceful retreat, ensuring something for everyone. 


Chocolate Works -  Destination where visitors can indulge in a wide variety of chocolates and sweets. This shop offers hands on workshops and parties where people of every age can learn how to make and decorate their own chocolate creations. This fun and tasty spot is perfect for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth or to find a unique gift.  

Community Resources

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Check out these additional resources to further round out your knowledge of all that the Millburn / Short Hills area has to offer:

Township of Millburn Website - City website with links to all important city services

Millburn Recreation Programs - Helpful information about all of Millburn's community programs, including kids and youth programs.

Millburn Pool, Golf, Tennis and Pickleball Programs - Learn more about the full range of community programs offered by the town, for a range of sports 

Papermill Playhouse - Sk​ip the haul to broadway and enjoy world-renowned theater right in town, at the Papermill Playhouse Theater

South Mountain Fairy Trail - Enjoy a beautiful hiking trail with a magical twist: whimsical fairy houses nestled among the trees

Millburn Downtown - Learn more about all the great restaurants, cafes, shops and markets within the Millburn / Shorthills area

One River School of Art & Design - A great local art school that offers painting, drawing and sculpting classes, with a expansive summer camp program. 

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