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Millburn & Short Hills

WHY BUY IN MILLBURN-SHORT HILLS?

The ancient Greeks conceived of a realm where, after life, virtuous and saintly souls might adjourn to pass eternity in a state of unblemished contentment. They called that place Elysium. The word, used as an adjective, is Elysian – “sweetly blissful” – which describes a condition of the spirit but also names a place that can be visited in this life.

Let’s stop for a moment, then, in this place whose name, Millburn, in Scottish means “mill on a stream,” and where Native Indians and early settlers called the area surrounding the tiny New Jersey colonial settlement “the short hills.” Hence, Millburn-Short Hills.

From the vantage of a small hill, in the silent hour of early morning, the sun rises on the eastern horizon and a brush stroke of dusky rose appears behind the trees. Then a breeze quickens and the geometry of the town of Millburn is revealed.

Below, and stretching away past seeing, is the 2000 acre South Mountain Reservation and other open spaces that include three municipal parks with baseball diamonds and soccer fields, three golf courses, tennis courts, the town pool, two water reserves, a reservoir and small parcels of undeveloped land. To the southeast is the Wyoming section of the township, a residential area comprised of English Tudors, Georgian Colonials, Victorians, and historic farmhouses. A similar variety of styles can be found in the South Mountain area bordering Taylor Park and in the newer Country Club section that was built in 1950. The Glenwood section is located only a couple of blocks from the train station, and the beautiful homes here, mostly colonials, were built in the 1930’s. To the north and west, along winding streets, cool and quiet beneath a canopy of trees, lies the old Short Hills neighborhood, the location of the most prestigious homes in the township and one of the finest residential areas in the nation.

Located only thirty minutes from Manhattan, Millburn/Short Hills is a place dedicated to small-town ideals, away from the manufactured sprawl of subdivisions and commercial buildings, with two small downtowns that are connected by a main street that has wide sidewalks that are made for strolling and window-shopping. Along with lots of churches and friendly, family-owned businesses (that include a luncheonette, an ice cream parlor, a hardware store, art galleries, several interesting restaurants, a weekly newspaper, and two banks), there is one of the finest regional theaters – the Paper Mill Playhouse – in the country.

Luxury shopping — Neiman Marcus, Gucci, J. Crew, Luis Vuitton, etc – and a multiplex cinema are only a few miles away, at the million-square foot Short Hills Mall, which is located at the intersection of Route 24 and JFK Parkway, across from the 300 room Hilton Hotel.

The Millburn Township Public School System is considered one of the finest in New Jersey. It has five K-5 schools. The students go on the Millburn Middle School on Old Short Hills Road and then to Millburn High School on Millburn Avenue. Last Year the high school sent 97 percent of its graduates on to higher education. Graduating classes regularly include numerous National Merit Scholarship winners and finalists and, upon occasion, a Presidential Scholar and finalists.

Homes Currently On the Market in Millburn, New Jersey

Homes Currently On the Market in Short Hills, New Jersey


Home Sale Union, New Jersey. August through October 2012.

November 28th, 2012

View EVERY Home Listed by EVERY broker in Union, New Jersey Address – List Price – Sale Price 1217 Brookside Ave* $62000 $62500 255 TUCKER AVE-APT 307* $78000 $70000 255 Tucker Ave APT 227 $79000 $67000 255 TUCKER AVE APT 119 $79000 $68000 604 Chestnut St Apt B* $79900 $60375 2200 Vauxhall Rd* $127000 $135000 […]

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Millburn Home Sales August through October.

November 28th, 2012

View Every Home Currently For Sale in Millburn, New Jersey Address – List Price – Sale Price 176 Millburn Ave $220000 $230500 176 MILLBURN AVE C1005* $264900 $249000 48 Blaine St* $389000 $370000 7 Oakdale Ave* $475000 $494000 21 Meeker Pl* $499999 $474000 34 Parkview Dr* $515000 $506500 46 Rawley Pl* $599000 $570000 22 DUNCAN […]

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Home Sales Short Hills, NJ August through October 2012.

November 19th, 2012

Address Final List Price Sale Price 316 White Oak Ridge Rd $725000 $680000 117 Silver Spring Rd $729000 $740000 16 BIRCHWOOD DR $739000 $790000 78 STONY LN $750000 $745000 53 Meadowbrook Rd $750000 $750000 30 South Ter $750000 $738500 37 Exeter Rd $845000 $865000 29 Elmwood Place $849000 $902578 223 White Oak Ridge Rd $851000 […]

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Homes Sold in Millburn, New Jersey in June 2012

July 11th, 2012

Homes Currently On the Market in Millburn, New Jersey 19 – Homes Currently Under Contract In Millburn, New Jersey. 28 – Weekly Absorption Rate: Number of weeks it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales 6 – Homes Sold in the month of June. Please See list below. Address – […]

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Homes Sold in Millburn, New Jersey in April 2012

June 24th, 2012

Homes Currently On the Market in Millburn, New Jersey 19 – Homes Currently Under Contract In Millburn, New Jersey. 59.5 – Weekly Absorption Rate: Number of weeks it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales 3 – Homes Sold in the month of April. Please See list below. Address – […]

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Homes Sold in Short Hills, New Jersey in April 2012

June 24th, 2012

Homes Currently On the Market in Short Hills, New Jersey 55 – Homes Currently Under Contract In Short Hills, New Jersey. 40 – Weekly Absorption Rate: Number of weeks it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales 17 – Homes Sold in the month of April. Please See list below. […]

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Deerfield Section of Short Hills. Homes Currently for Sale in the Deerfield School Area.

May 15th, 2012

Deerfield Section of Short Hills Real Estate Facebook Fan Page [idx-listings tract=”Deerfield” propertytypes=”1548″ orderby=”LastUpdated” orderdir=”DESC”]

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Homes Sold in Milburn, New Jersey in Feburary 2012

April 19th, 2012

Homes Currently On the Market in Millburn, New Jersey 8 – Homes Currently Under Contract In Millburn, New Jersey. 18 – Weekly Absorption Rate: Number of weeks it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales 2 – Homes Sold in the month of February. Please See list below. Address – […]

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Homes Sold in Millburn, New Jersey in January 2012

April 19th, 2012

Homes Currently On the Market in Millburn, New Jersey 8 – Homes Currently Under Contract In Millburn, New Jersey. 18 – Weekly Absorption Rate: Number of weeks it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales 2 – Homes Sold in the month of January. Please See list below. Address – […]

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Homes Sold in Short Hills, New Jersey in March 2012

April 19th, 2012

Homes Currently On the Market in Short Hills, New Jersey 60 – Homes Currently Under Contract In Short Hills, New Jersey. 51 –Weekly Absorption Rate: Number of weeks it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales 13 – Homes Sold in the month of March. Please See list below. Deerfield […]

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