Millburn-Short Hills is home to about 20,000 residents who enjoy beautiful homes amidst tree-lined streets. This is why the township of Millburn NJ is well acclaimed and has been recognized in The Wall Street Journal and most recently Forbes, and CBS, amongst many other publications. Of course, the close proximity and accessibility to NYC with the simple forty minute NJ Transit train ride to Midtown is a major draw for people moving to Millburn-Short Hills, but you don’t have to go into the city for world-class art, or shopping. For that there is the celebrated Mall at Short Hills for the most cultivated of shopping needs, and the Paper Mill Playhouse, a local, yet globally recognized theater group, which provides local entertainment.
Millburn-Short Hills’ life is the perfect combination of city sophistication amidst a quiet and serene setting. If you’d like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and see some green fields and trees, there is the South Mountain Reservation and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary. These are beautiful hiking and exploration areas for nature lovers. There are amazing parks such as Gero Park located at White Oak Ridge Road and Parsonage Hill Road in Short Hills, which is surrounded by public tennis courts, ballfields, basketball, and the Millburn town pool. And finally, Taylor Park, nestled in the downtown area of Millburn, is 16-acres and features recreational facilities including ball fields, tennis and basketball courts.
It is no secret that Millburn-Short Hills residents are successful and sophisticated people who work hard to maintain their high standard of living, which is why there are so many amazing opportunities—for the mind, body, and spirit—to live and grow amidst a community that offers the sophistication of the world’s cultural center, New York City, in a bucolic, safe, charming, and in many ways, small town.
Millburn-Short Hills is the best of both worlds, and their schools reflect that.
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2014/2015 SUBSCRIPTION BUSING
The Board of Education will offer parent-paid subscription transportation for the 2014/2015 school year.
Reminder: Students who do not qualify for mandated transportation, i.e., grades K-8 who live more than 2 miles from school or grades 9-12 who live more than 2.5 miles from school, can apply for subscription busing. Past participation does not guarantee a seat and you must follow the attached directions to subscribe for the school year 2014/2015. You can determine whether you qualify by checking “Street Eligibility” on the transportation website at Millburn.org. Fees: If you are interested in subscription busing beginning in September, the fee for the 2014/2015 school year will remain consistent with last year’s amount of $580 per student and is non- refundable. There is a family cap of $1160
Life in Millburn/SH
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A little bit of Millburn history..
Now to many of you when you hear the words Sloppy Joe you have visions of ground meat in a tomato-ish sauce served on a plain hamburger bun.
Good food for sure but not the Sloppy Joe I am talking about. In Millburn, NJ on Millburn Avenue is a sandwich shop called The Millburn Deli. Their version of the Sloppy Joe is made on fresh, sliced to order rye (yes I said the bread was sliced to order) and your choice/combination of deli meats. There is also a “Friday Joe” created for Lent which is Tuna and Egg Salad. The sandwiches come in two sizes, the regular Sloppy Joe and the Monster Joe. Above is my favorite Monster Joe, Corned Beef Pastrami, Swiss, Cole Slaw and Russian dressing (and butter on the bread).
The Millburn Deli has been open since 1946 and owned by the current owners since 1991. It is one of those places where there is someone who owns the business, but the place is really the community’s. Anyone who grew up in the West Orange, South Orange, Short Hills and Millburn area can recall memories of going to events, etc growing up and seeing Millburn deli Sloppy Joes being served. Just this past weekend my cousin and I rented a zip car and drove from NYC to Millburn just to have Sloppy Joes. This is a very special sandwich and so worth the trip to New Jersey if you have never been.
Finally, there is nothing better than hearing the complete joy of finding your clients the “perfect house” and seeing these beaming smiles!
NEW 2016 Rankings New Jersey Monthly. Millburn Ranks No. 4 on NJ Monthly’s Top 100 Public High Schools in 2016
Millburn High School Ranks #4 in NJ!
U.S. News and World Report Magazine has released its annual ranking of best high schools in America. We are proud to announce that Millburn High School is ranked #4 among public, open enrollment high schools in New Jersey, up from #5 in 2013. It is ranked #13 among all enrollment types of NJ schools (including selective magnet schools).
Among all schools nationally, Millburn High School ranks at #238, earning it once again the magazine’s Gold Medal status. The magazine compiles its rankings based on data from the 2011-12 school year.
Moving Here? Here’s what you need to do to get registered for the Millburn Schools.
We have 2 train stations in Millburn. One is located at 35 Essex St. in Millburn and the other is at 35 Chatham Rd. in Short Hills. Parking is on a first come, first served basis. Commuter Permits: Annual, $510, Semi-Annual, $375, Annual second car, $600, semi-annual second car, $425. and are issued by the Tax Collector at Millburn Town Hall, 375 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, 07041. For more information call 973-564-7083 during office hours. NJT runs straight into Penn Station.
Business Permits: Annual business, $330, semi-annual, $315, transferable, $400.
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If you have any questions on buying a home in Millburn Hills, please contact Robin Benjamin at (973) 202-7270 or get in touch via the contact page.
Millburn Short Hills Schools
In Millburn-Short Hills there is a high standard of living, so of course the Millburn Short Hills schools are kept to the highest standards as well. In the 2015 Niche ranking of the best public schools in the state of New Jersey, Millburn schools were #1 in the state, with Short Hills being #2. A Blue Ribbon School, Millburn High School has also been nationally recognized by Newsweek as the 69th best in the US 2014 and for 2015 we moved up to 13th in America. The 2015 ranking showing Best High School Teachers in America with an A+ RATING. New reports are just coming out for 2016 with The Millburn Middle School being ranked Best Public School in America. This notoriety is shown in high academic achievement for Millburn-Short Hills students, with almost 97% of graduating seniors proceeding to attend a four-year university, and the challenging curriculum including courses such as: AP Calculus BC, Advanced Robotics, Discrete Mathematics, Astrophysics, Genetics, Modern Dramatic Literature, and AP Chinese. If that’s not all, Millburn High School also excels athletically, with the boys tennis team winning the last two NJ State Tournament of Champions.
Simply put, enrolling your children in a Millburn-Short Hills school is a sure recipe for success. It’s the perfect balance of academics, along with a supportive social environment, a place where you child can grow intellectually, physically, and socially.