Millburn-Short Hills

So what’s all the buzz about the Millburn-Short Hills area?  Not only has it consistently been ranked by NJ Monthly Magazine as one of the top school districts in New Jersey, but it’s also a quick direct commute to New York City & Hoboken.  Millburn has a gorgeous, bustling downtown area filled with a variety of delicious eateries and numerous banks, salons, and shops. Truly among the best of the best in terms of just about everything, even Millburn’s Clearview Cinema movie theater has stadium seating in each of its theaters.  The township boasts two train stations, each with available parking.

Millburn-Short Hills School Information

The Millburn Township Public Schools serve students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. There are five elementary schools (K-4) — Deerfield Elementary SchoolGlenwood Elementary School, Hartshorn Elementary School, South Mountain Elementary School and Wyoming Elementary School, The Washington School (5th Grade), Millburn Middle School for sixth through eighth grade and Millburn High School for grades 9-12.

Millburn Township School District is a top rated, public school district located in serving the Millburn-Short Hills residents. It has 4,793 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

There is busing to public schools at an additional fee.  If you are interested in subscription busing beginning in September, the fee for the 2023-2024 school year is $1395 per student and is non- refundable. There is a family cap of $2790. More information here.

Far Brook School is a private, nonsectarian coeducational day school located in the Short Hills section of Millburn, serving students in nursery through eighth grade. The Pingry School‘s Lower School (K-6) campus is located in Short Hills. St. Rose of Lima School is a Catholic school (PreK-3 to 8), operating under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Newark.

Millburn-Short Hills Commuting Information

Millburn-Short Hills is one of the only communities in the area with available parking at the train stations. There are two stations — one in Millburn and one in Short Hills.  They’re about a mile and a half away from each other, and all residents are entitled to use either train station with a parking permit.  Both train stations are first come, first served basis.

Millburn-Short Hills Downtown & Parks Information

Picnic Area at Taylor Park, Millburn NJ

There are three parks in Millburn Township plus one gorgeous reservation that is just perfect for hiking.

Gero Park and Old Short Hills Park are located in Short Hills. Gero is home to the town pool, a local golf course, tennis courts, jungle gyms, and several basketball courts and baseball fields. Having grown up in Short Hills, I spent many summer days playing with my friends at the town pool and have fond memories of those days.  Now it’s a joy watching my niece and nephew enjoying the same things I did back then!  Old Short Hills Park, on the other hand, is mostly a vast field, which is great for picnicking.  If you drive past the park and up a long driveway, however, you’ll find the historic Greenwood Gardens, which is 28 acres of formal gardens, open meadows, woodlands, and pasture.  If you enjoy gardens and architecture, it’s definitely worth taking a tour.

Taylor Park is located in downtown Millburn (pictured here).  With its beautiful greenery and large pond, it’s the ideal place to spend the afternoon.  Grab a sandwich from the Millburn Deli and walk over to one of the park benches to enjoy your meal.  After you’re done eating, you can take a stroll around the pond, play a game of tennis or basketball, or take your kids to the jungle gym.  There are also baseball fields, if you’re so inclined to get a game together. Bauer Community Center is also located on the park grounds, and can be rented out for events.

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