Millburn Township – which incorporates Short Hills – has a rich historic tradition that reaches back to the mid-19th century. As a 21st century community, we’re recognized as one of New Jersey’s most desirable towns in which to live, work and do business.
Established as a municipality in 1857, Millburn encompasses 10 square miles that include a vibrant downtown shopping district and one of the country’s best-known, high-end retail shopping centers, The Mall at Short Hills. Since 1938, we have been the home of the Paper Mill Playhouse, the official state theater of New Jersey. The theater often premieres Broadway-bound productions. Millburn High School, located a few blocks from the heart of Downtown, is consistently ranked among the top three high schools in New Jersey.
- Total Population 20,149
- Median age 41.0
- Median household income approximately $194,421
- Several business districts including downtown Millburn and Short Hills, Morris Turnpike, Chatham Road, and JFK Parkway
- More than 300 “in-town” shops & restaurants featuring men’s and women’s apparel, home furnishing and accessories and much more
- 1.4 million square foot Mall at Short Hills featuring an additional 150 stores and restaurants
- Hundreds of diverse professional services
- Ample parking for customers and clients
- The re-known Paper Mill Playhouse is within walking distance of downtown Millburn
- Conveniently located with easy access to public transportation and neighboring communities
These are just some of the reasons why Millburn-Short Hills is able to attract and retain quality businesses.
Millburn has several weekly media outlets:
The Item of Millburn-Short Hills and The Independent Press, both in print and on-line.
In addition there are several web-based local media outlets including:
and on-line versions of The Star Ledger, The Independent Press and The Item as well as The New York Times Local blog.
NJ Transit provides easy access via rail to New York City – both mid-town and lower Manhattan – as well as the New Jersey transportation hubs of Hoboken, Newark and Jersey City. NJ Transit maintains two train stations in the community in the Short Hills section and in Millburn. The Millburn station is a short walk to the downtown business area. In addition, Millburn Township is a quick 20 minutes from Newark Airport and close to major highways.
NJ Transit also runs periodic daily buses from the community to New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The School District is made up of five elementary schools, a middle school with grades six through eight and a four-year high school. One of the highest rated school districts in the nation, Millburn schools stress individualized instruction and a full spectrum of academic and extracurricular activities.
Millburn High School offers a full program of studies featuring 30 advanced placement courses and a wide range of academic electives. It has twice (2008 & 2010) been named the best high school in the state by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and ranked #303 in the Country by US News and World Report.. Over 95 percent of each high school graduation class attends our nation’s most select universities and post-secondary institutions.