Short Hills

Sophisticated and upscale living in a thriving suburban community.

Welcome to Short Hills (Millburn)

Sophisticated and upscale living in a thriving suburban community
Providing a suburban escape from big-city living, Short Hills (part of the Millburn Township in Essex County) is a commuter’s delight. Upscale homes and peaceful residential roads make this the perfect place to retire after a long day at work or sightseeing in the city. It’s an unincorporated community with a population of 13,428. 
Short Hills has a reputation for being a favorite commuter town among those who work in New York City. With a 25-mile drive to the city’s center, the trip is quick and easy. In town, residents have the pleasure of enjoying top-tier amenities and conveniences such as excellent schools, restaurants, stores, and more.
Those who are considering purchasing a home in Short Hills will have their pick of breathtaking properties. Most area residences have a large number of bedrooms and bathrooms and plenty of square footage. Homes in this community have a premium price tag—the median list price currently sits at $1,425,000.

What to Love

  • Ideal locale for commuters who work in New York City
  • Upscale and spacious homes
  • Close to great schools, shopping, dining, and entertainment

People & Lifestyle

Upon arrival in Short Hills, one of the first things many people notice is its sophistication and immaculately-maintained suburban neighborhoods. Locals enjoy the privacy, tranquility, and relaxed pace of the town.
Families and commuters especially find life in Short Hills to be perfect for their lifestyles. There are many excellent schools in the area, nearby spots for outdoor recreation, and every possible convenience you could need in the surrounding Millburn Township.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

On top of its many other advantages, Short Hills is known for its exceptional places to shop and eat. Anything you need is mere minutes from home!
Whether running your daily errands—or having a much-needed day of retail therapy—The Mall at Short Hills is your go-to destination. You can browse the latest arrivals at upscale stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Tiffany & Co., Neiman Marcus, Lacoste, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Dior, and Christian Louboutin.
When you’re in the mood to dine out, head down to Millburn Avenue and Essex Street, where you’ll find the area’s highly-rated restaurants. Resident favorites include Saigon Cafe Millburn, Cara Mia, MoonShine Modern Supper Club, Goldberg’s Famous Deli, EVOO & LEMON, and Clemenza’s Brick Oven Pizza. No matter what you choose, you are in for a treat.

Things to Do

Aside from the many area shopping and dining establishments, Short Hills locals can enjoy a number of fun activities and events without venturing too far from home.
On the eastern side of town, nature enthusiasts can explore the numerous trails found near the South Mountain Reservation. When you visit this area, be sure to check out the Trailhead for Hemlock, Hemlock Falls Trailhead, and the South Mountain Fairy Trail. You can also visit the South Mountain Dog Park as well as the South Mountain Picnic Area.
The fun and leisure continue throughout other parts of Short Hills. Book your tee time at the East Orange Golf Course or the Millburn Township Golf Course. Don’t miss the action at the Short Hills Club, which features seven tennis courts, two international squash courts, and a stunning pool complex—all overlooking the scenic South Pond.


Short Hills is close to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

Overview for Short Hills, NJ

14,500 people live in Short Hills, where the median age is 41.4 and the average individual income is $136,043. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.4 years

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Around Short Hills, NJ

There's plenty to do around Short Hills, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Just One Bite, LLC, Moo Duk Kwan HQ, and Ipele Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.78 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.52 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.46 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.18 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.96 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.07 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Short Hills, NJ

Short Hills has 4,561 households, with an average household size of 3.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Short Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,500 people call Short Hills home. The population density is 2,758.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

49.4 / 50.6%

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Commute Time

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Schools in Short Hills, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Short Hills. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
K - 4th
K - 4th
K - 4th
The Winston School
2nd - 8th
No rating available
St Rose Of Lima Academy
PreK - 8th
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PreK - 8th
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The Pingry Lower School
K - 5th
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6th - 8th
The Montessori Childrens Academy
PreK - 6th
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