Millburn-Short Hills is a suburban township with winding, tree-lined streets, an easy commute into Manhattan, and top ranked public schools, making it a top choice for those relocating from the NYC area. Offering two train stations, it is less than an hour commute into midtown Manhattan, and just 15 minutes to Newark International Airport. Millburn is also home to the Paper Mill Playhouse, a 70-year-old regional theater, the famous Mall at Short Hills, and the beautiful South Mountain Reservation. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Millburn Public Schools best in New Jersey in both 2008 and 2010.
Millburn also includes the hamlet of Short Hills. Millburn comprises the historic Wyoming district, and South Mountain and Millburn Center areas. Situated approximately 15 miles from Manhattan, Millburn Township is bordered by the municipalities of Livingston, Florham Park, Chatham Township, Summit, Springfield Township, Union Township, Maplewood and West Orange. The West Branch of the Rahway River runs through downtown Millburn.
The Millburn Township Public Schools serve students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district’s high school was the 5th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September 2014 cover story on the state’s “Top Public High Schools”, using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 8th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 1st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine also ranked Millburn as the top high school in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings.
St. Rose of Lima Academy is a Catholic school with 260 students in PreK-3 to 8th grade, operating under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Newark. In September 2013, the St. Rose of Lima Academy was one of 15 schools in New Jersey to be recognized by the United States Department of Education as part of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, an award called the “most prestigious honor in the United States’ education system” and which Education Secretary Arne Duncan described as honoring schools that “represent examples of educational excellence”.