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Millburn-Short Hills is one of the best places to live in New Jersey, with MidTown Direct train line to New York City, easy access to all major highways, 15 minutes to the Liberty International Airport  and if you don’t want to travel that far and endure all the hustle and bustle of the big city, you can always check out and enjoy the shopping in downtown Millburn and the Short Hills Mall.
There are also a vast amount of restaurants to stop at when you’re out with friends, family, or just trying to find a quick bite on your lunch break. The Millburn-Short Hills area offers a wide variety of establishments to dine in, ranging from sandwich and salad shops to sports and coffee bars and from steak houses to high end Italian restaurants; you will have a place to enjoy whatever meal suits your tastes.
Another important consideration in the decision process of moving, especially if you have children, is how good the schools are in your district and how close they are. Millburn Public School offers your children a top rated education and, for your convenience, an integrated preschool program for children with or with out special needs. There are also many other preschool and day care programs with a range of classes offer in the area.  The education of your children should be the top priority in any community and those in the Millburn area make sure it is.
Aside from having such fantastically rated schools, this area also provides a number of places for you and your children to enjoy recreational activities. The Township of Millburn has a number of parks and all manner of events are hosted by the recreational centre. There is a large swimming pool where classes are offered, sports and summer camps, and all kinds of activities to involve your young ones or your growing teenager at the community centre. There is also a 3,000 acre of South Mountain Reservation that is specifically reserved for more outdoor activities like biking and hiking through the woods at the Essex County Park.
There are a few other places for activities in the Millburn-Short Hills area. Check out the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, they offer a large number of programs and activities for adults and children alike. The Paper Mill Playhouse for a day out with the kids or an adult night out.   Two more places to look into that are just five minutes away are the Turtle Back Zoo  and Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange.
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Millburn, New Jersey
Millburn, New Jersey
Township of Millburn
South Mountain Reservation in Millburn
Map highlighting Millburn's location within Essex County. Inset: Essex County's location highlighted within the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Millburn, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40.741612°N 74.321282°WCoordinates40.741612°N 74.321282°W[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Essex
Incorporated March 20, 1857
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Sandra Haimoff (R, term ends December 31, 2013)[3]
 • Administrator Timothy P. Gordon[4]
 • Clerk Christine Gatti[5]
 • Total 9.876 sq mi (25.579 km2)
 • Land 9.322 sq mi (24.145 km2)
 • Water 0.554 sq mi (1.434 km2)  5.61%
Area rank 211th of 566 in state
5th of 22 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 394 ft (120 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10][11]
 • Total 20,149
 • Estimate (2012[12]) 20,142
 • Rank 129th of 566 in state
12th of 22 in county[13]
 • Density 2,161.3/sq mi (834.5/km2)
 • Density rank 280th of 566 in state
16th of 22 in county[13]
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 07041 - Millburn[14]
07078 - Short Hills[15][16]
Area code(s) 862/973[17][18]
FIPS code 3401346380[19][2][20]
GNIS feature ID 0882221[21][2]

Millburn is a township in Essex County,New Jersey, United States. As of the2010 United States Census, the township's population was 20,149,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 384 (+1.9%) from the 19,765 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,135 (+6.1%) from the 18,630 counted in the 1990 Census.[22]

Millburn was created as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 20, 1857, from portions ofSpringfield Township, when Union Countywas formed.[23]

The township is near South Mountain ReservationThe Mall at Short Hills and the suburban towns of South Orange,MaplewoodLivingston, and Summit. Millburn is also home to the Paper Mill Playhouse, a 70-year-old regional theater.

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Millburn as the 53rd best place to live in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[24]

Millburn had the highest annual property tax bills in New Jersey in 2009 at $19,097, compared to the statewide average of $7,300 that year which was the highest in the United States.[25]



South Mountain Reservation in Millburn Township

Millburn is located at40°44′30″N 74°19′17″W(40.741612,-74.321282). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 9.876 square miles (25.579 km2), of which, 9.322 square miles (24.145 km2) of it is land and 0.554 square mile (1.434 km2) of it (5.61%) is water.[1][2]

Millburn also includes the hamlet ofShort Hills. Millburn comprises the historic Wyoming district, and South Mountain and Millburn Center areas.Short Hills contains the sections of Knollwood, Glenwood, Brookhaven, Country Club, Merrywood, Deerfield-Crossroads, Mountaintop, White Oak Ridge, and Old Short Hills Estates.[26]Situated approximately 15 miles (24 km) fromManhattan, Millburn Township is bordered by the municipalities of LivingstonFlorham ParkChatham TownshipSummitSpringfield TownshipUnion TownshipMaplewood and West Orange.

The West Branch of the Rahway River runs through downtown Millburn.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  
1860 1,630  
1870 1,675   2.8%
1880 1,743   4.1%
1890 2,437   39.8%
1900 2,837   16.4%
1910 3,720   31.1%
1920 4,633   24.5%
1930 8,602   85.7%
1940 11,652   35.5%
1950 14,560   25.0%
1960 18,799   29.1%
1970 21,089   12.2%
1980 19,543   −7.3%
1990 18,630   −4.7%
2000 19,765   6.1%
2010 20,149   1.9%
Est. 2012 20,142 [12] 0%
Population sources: 1860-1920[27]
1860-1870[28] 1870[29] 1880-1890[30]
1890-1910[31] 1910-1930[32]
1930-1990[33] 2000[34][35] 2010[8][9][10]

Millburn has one of the largest Jewish communities in Essex County, along with neighboring Livingston andSouth Orange.[36] Philip Roth's popular novel Goodbye, Columbusabout a newly affluent Jewish family in the 1950s, was set in theShort Hills section of Millburn, and a key scene takes place at the Millburn High School track.[37]

The township has attracted young professionals moving out ofManhattan, thanks to direct train service to Penn Station.[38]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 20,149 people, 6,813 households, and 5,553 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,161.3 inhabitants per square mile (834.5 /km2). There were 7,106 housing units at an average density of 762.2 per square mile (294.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 80.17% (16,154) White, 1.63% (329) Black or African American, 0.03% (6) Native American, 15.66% (3,155)Asian, 0.02% (5) Pacific Islander, 0.51% (103) from other races, and 1.97% (397) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.49% (703) of the population.[8]

There were 6,813 households of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.32.[8]

In the township, 32.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.0 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $165,603 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,937) and the median family income was $194,421 (+/- $14,492). Males had a median income of $136,031 (+/- $14,137) versus $81,152 (+/- $9,621) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $84,663 (+/- $5,971). About 1.3% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.[39]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[19] there were 19,765 people, 7,015 households, and 5,604 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,106.2 people per square mile (813.6/km2). There were 7,158 housing units at an average density of 762.8 per square mile (294.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 88.91% White, 8.40% Asian, 1.10% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population. The most common reported ancestries in 2000 were 13.5% Italian, 12.2% Irish, 11.7% Russian and 11.5%German.[34][35]

There were 7,015 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.19.[34][35]

In the township the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.[34][35]

The median income for a household in the township was $130,848, and the median income for a family was $158,888. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $51,603 for females. Theper capita income for the township was $76,796. About 1.2% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over.[34][35]


Local government[edit]

Millburn Avenue in downtown

Since its incorporation as a municipality in 1857, Millburn has operated under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year.[6] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor. A Business Administrator manages the day-to-day functions of the Township.

As of 2013, members of the Township Committee areMayor Sandra H. Haimoff (term ends December 31, 2015), Deputy Mayor W. Theodore Bourke (2013), Sari Greenberg (2014), Thomas C. McDermott (2013) and Robert J. Tillotson (2014).[40]

Haimoff became Mayor in 2008 following the expiration of former mayor Daniel Baer's term on December 31, 2007.[41] Daniel Baer's service had marked the first time in the history of the town that a Democrat held the title of Mayor.[42]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Millburn is located in the 7th Congressional District[43] and is part of New Jersey's 27th state legislative district.[9][44][45] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Millburn had been in the 21st state legislative district.[46] Prior to the 2010 Census, Millburn had been split between the 10th Congressional District and the 11th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[46]

New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is represented by Leonard Lance (RClinton Township).[47] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (DNewark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[48][49] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[50][51]

The 27th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate byRichard Codey (DRoseland) and in the General Assembly by Mila Jasey (D, South Orange) andJohn F. McKeon (D, West Orange).[52] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (RMendham Township).[53] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[54]

Essex County is governed by a directly-elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.[55] As of 2013, the County Executive is Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.[56] The county's Board of Chosen Freeholders consists of nine members, four elected on an at-large basis and one from each of five wards, who serve three-year terms of office on a concurrent basis, all of which end in 2014.[55][57][58] Essex County's Freeholders are Freeholder President Blonnie R. Watson (at large; Newark)[59], Freeholder Vice President Patricia Sebold (at large; Livingston)[60], Rufus I. Johnson (at large; Newark)[61], Gerald M. Owens (At large; South Orange, filling the vacant seat after the resignation of Donald Payne, Jr.)[62] Rolando Bobadilla (District 1 - Newark's North and East Wards, parts of Central and West Wards; Newark)[63], D. Bilal Beasley (District 2 - IrvingtonMaplewood and Newark's South Ward and parts of West Ward; Irvington)[64], Carol Y. Clark (District 3 - East Orange, Newark's West and Central Wards, Orange and South Orange; East Orange)[65] and Leonard M. Luciano (District 4 - Caldwell,Cedar GroveEssex FellsFairfieldLivingstonMillburnNorth CaldwellRoselandVeronaWest Caldwell and West Orange; West Caldwell),[66] and Brendan W. Gill (District 5 - Belleville,BloomfieldGlen RidgeMontclair and Nutley; Montclair).[67][68][69] Constitutional elected countywide are County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin (West Caldwell, 2015),[70] Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura (2015)[71] and Surrogate Thomas N. Stephen, II (2016).[72][57][73]


As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 14,099 registered voters in Millburn, of which 4,512 (32.0%) were registered as Democrats, 3,214 (22.8%) were registered as Republicans and 6,361 (45.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 12 voters registered to other parties.[74]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 58.6% of the vote here (6,097 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 39.8% (4,144 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (72 votes), among the 10,410 ballots cast by the township's 14,034 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.2%.[75] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 55.1% of the vote here (5,682 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 43.9% (4,525 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (83 votes), among the 10,315 ballots cast by the township's 13,548 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 76.1.[76]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 47.9% of the vote here (3,308 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 44.6% (3,080 votes), Independent Chris Daggettwith 6.4% (445 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (27 votes), among the 6,906 ballots cast by the township's 13,913 registered voters, yielding a 49.6% turnout.[77]


Dun & Bradstreet has its headquarters in Short Hills in Millburn.[78]

Community organizations[edit]

Down the Block, Inc., a 501c3 organization, was formed by residents in 2009 to pay bills on behalf of Millburn Township residents in financial distress.[79]


Glenwood Elementary School
Millburn Free Public Library

The Millburn Township Public Schools serve students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[80]) are five K-5 elementary schools (except as noted) — Deerfield Elementary School[81] (515 students), Glenwood Elementary School[82] (486), Hartshorn Elementary School[83] (533), South Mountain Elementary School[84](PreK-5; 387) and Wyoming Elementary School[85](337) — Millburn Middle School[86] for sixth through eighth grade (1,182) and Millburn High School[87] for grades 9-12 (1,492).[88][89]

Millburn High School was ranked as Number 148 inNewsweek Magazine's listing of "America's Best High Schools" in the August 5, 2005 issue, a ranking based on the number of AP exams taken by the students at the school in the past year divided by the number of graduating seniors.[90] 98.3% of the class of 2010 planned to attend a four-year college or other post-secondary education.[91]

The district's high school was the 8th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 1st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[92] The magazine also ranked Millburn as the top high school in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings.[93]

The influx of younger families into the community has led to significant growth in public school enrollment, with enrollment doubling from 1990 to 2007.[38]

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, with a total enrollment of 226 students.[94] The Pingry School's Lower School (K-6) campus is located in Short Hills.

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,[95] that was established in 1869 and granted academy status in 2008.[96] 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".[97][98]


Millburn Township is served by two New Jersey Transitrailroad stations along the Morristown Line. The Millburnstation, located at the intersection of Essex Avenue and Lackawanna Place near the Millburn Free Public Library, and the Short Hills station, located near The Crescent Street between Hobart Avenue and Chatham Road. The latter station is also the site of the Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society's museum.[99]

New Jersey Transit operates multiple bus lines along Millburn and Essex Avenues, including the 70 route that stops at the Millburn railroad station on a route betweenNewark and Livingston. The MCM3 Morris County Metro local route also serves the community.[100]

A variety of roads serve Millburn. Major county routes include CR 510CR 527 and CR 577Route 24 and Route 124 also pass through along the southwestern border with SummitInterstate78passes through the very southern tip of the township in the area of exit 49.


In June 2007, Millburn celebrated its 150th birthday in its downtown, in one of the biggest celebrations in Millburn history.[101]

Points of interest[edit]

The Paper Mill Playhouse is one of the oldest regional theaters
Clock tower at the intersection of Main and Essex Streets
Taylor Park

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former natives and residents of Millburn include: