Short Hills

A small-town atmosphere with upscale amenities and idyllic retreat in the suburbs of Manhattan.

Welcome to Short Hills

A quaint and tight-knit community minutes from Manhattan
The neighborhood of Short Hills in Millburn Township, New Jersey is quaint and accessible, marked by winding roads and private residences. Nestled along the foothills of South Mountain Reservation, this census-designated community is bursting with scenic views and historic architecture. A popular destination for commuters, Short Hills is just 30 minutes away from Manhattan by car and home to some of the wealthiest properties in the country.
Originally part of Springfield Township, Short Hills was a crucial destination for the Continental Army, led by George Washington, during the Battle of Springfield. The area was later evaluated for a planned community by Stewart Hartshorn and developed to bring people closer to nature while still being accessible to major cities like Hoboken and New York. Through the years, Short Hills has expanded to include multiple resource centers, the 28-acre Greenwood Gardens, and Kearney Connection direct rail service to Penn Station, allowing more people to live in Short Hills and commute to the city. An ideal destination to escape the hustle and bustle, but keep the upscale and luxury amenities of city life, Short Hills has it all. A small-town atmosphere with upscale amenities, Short Hills is an idyllic retreat in the suburbs of Manhattan.

What to Love

  • Accessible location —
  • Beautiful, suburban scenery
  • The excellent public school district

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Short Hills enjoy the best of both worlds. The perfect balance of luxury within a small-town chic atmosphere, living in Short Hills is perfect for those seeking a reprieve from the busy lifestyles of New York City, while still enjoying the accessibility of luxury amenities within reach. Residents can choose from historic homes of Queen Anne and Tudor styles on sprawling properties or find something a bit modern closer to the center of town. Ideal for all ages walks of life, and lifestyles, Short Hills is a scenic paradise offering ample things to do and see within five square miles.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Boxcar Restaurant, attached to the Short Hills train station, is a casual spot for classic American fare, offering views of the incoming and outgoing trains for kids of all ages to enjoy. With attentive staff and excellent happy hour selections, Boxcar is the favorite local destination for quality meals in a lively atmosphere. Enjoy huge, fresh salads and a variety of entrees to appeal to all tastes.

For a truly exciting dining experience, make a reservation at Benihana Sushi & Japanese Steakhouse. Practicing the ancient art of Teppanyaki, personal chefs prepare your meal at a communal Hibachi table and give an outstanding performance — enjoy mouthwatering steak, seared vegetables, and their award-winning sake along with one of the best tableside shows in the area.

Since 1946, the Millburn Deli has been handcrafting sandwiches with impeccable precision and flair. Known for their unique combinations and homemade flavors in every bite, the deli is a Millburn institution and community staple — and the long lines are worth the wait! Enjoy grinders, wraps, paninis, Sloppy Joe’s, and vegetarian sandwiches, or build your own creation at Millburn Deli.

The Short Hills Mall is the area’s top destination for a luxury shopping experience. With 150 shops to explore, Short Hills Mall features designer brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Burberry, and Dolce Gabbana and is anchored by Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s. In addition to its plethora of shops, the mall is home to endless restaurants and unique co-working spaces.

Things to Do

The beginning of summer is a sweet time in Short Hills. The Deerfield Strawberry Festival is a family-friendly event with food, music, games, a cakewalk, and of course, strawberries! Kick-off the summer celebrating everyone’s favorite fruit at this annual Millburn tradition.

Millburn-Short Hills Fall Street Fair & Craft Show celebrates art and culture with hundreds of vendors, food stands and food trucks, and kid-friendly activities every fall season. Shop the gorgeous homemade goods from local artists and kick back and listen to live bands while sipping a craft beer — the Fall Street Fair & Craft Show is the perfect welcome of the changing season in Short Hills.

The Racquets Club of Short Hills is a private, family-oriented club founded in 1929. Offering swimming, tennis, squash, and social activities for members, the Racquets Club is the ideal destination for social gatherings, wellness, and relaxation in Short Hills.


Students in Short Hills are part of the Millburn Township School District. A few high-achieving schools in the area include:

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