Millburn (Short Hills)

New Jersey

  • Population: 20149
  • Size: 9.9 sq. miles (25.64 km2)
  • Established: 1857
  • Distance from NYC: 21
  • Distance from Philadelphia: 89
  • Distance from Newark: 11
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About Millburn (Short Hills)
Historic Millburn-Short Hills is a prestigious suburban community located about15 miles from Manhattan in southwestern Essex County. Short Hills is located within Millburn Township, but the two names are often used interchangeably to define this 10-square mile locale.

In the late 1800s, wealthy businessman Stewart Hartshorn purchased 1,552 acres in Short Hills to create the first planned commuter suburb in the United States. Up until this time, Hartshorn was best-known for inventing the automatic roll-up window shade.

Today, Millburn has a population of about 20,000 residents. Lining the local streets are daily reminders of the township’s colorful history, namely the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary (named for Stewart Hartshorn’s daughter), the Paper Mill Playhouse and two historic districts in the Wyoming Short Hills Park sections.