Short Hills Community Information

Schools in Short Hills, NJ

Parents will be severely hard-pressed to find a better academic atmosphere for their children than Short Hills as their home district, Milburn Township Public Schools, is one of the top in the nation. For K-5, parents can choose between Deerfield Elementary School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Hartshorn Elementary School. From there, students move onto Milburn Middle and Milburn High School. From the 2007-2008 school year, Milburn High was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive. The high school was recently ranked in the top 150 high schools in Newsweek Magazine and was ranked third out of all public high schools in New Jersey.

Economy & Job Market in Short Hills, NJ

Short Hills is an affluent community of professionals and executives, many of whom commute to New York City on the MidTown Direct train line. As of 2007, the median household income was $225,000. The most common occupations for residents in Short Hills are management positions, sales, and business and financial occupations.

Attractions & Points of Interest in Short Hills, NJ

Patrons of the arts have been known to fall in love with Short Hills, New Jersey. The Paper Mill Playhouse has been officially designated at the “State Theater of New Jersey” and is able to provide patrons with a Broadway experience and setting without having to travel to Broadway. As one of the largest shopping malls in the country, The Mall at Short Hills is a high end mall that attracts visitors from all over. Families looking to spend a day outdoors can visit the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ.

Short Hills Parks & Recreation

The name itself should be a clue as to the terrain of Short Hills… short hills! Because of its close proximity to New York City, residents are never short of activities, although there is plenty to do much closer to Short Hills. Outdoor enthusiasts can visit the nearby South Mountain Reservation for camping, picnics, fishing, and hiking. Short Hills has a Par 3 golf course, town pool, and many tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, live concerts, and 4th of July fireworks.

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