Notable for being an affluent community. The median listing price of its homes was $1.75 million in February 2012, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, citing data from Zillow, and seven in ten households has income above $150,000 per year, which was the highest in the United States in 2014.
The opening of the Kearny Connection, allowing the establishment of the first direct rail service to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, has enhanced real-estate values immensely. Short Hills also has a business district along Chatham Road near the railroad station, which includes the post-office branch, a pharmacy, and several small specialty shops.
Short Hills is also home to many senior executives and controlling stockholders of some of the largest corporations in the United States and their families. The median family income is over $200,000.
Short Hills also has four K-5 elementary schools, three are part of the Millburn Township Public Schools, Deerfield Elementary School Glenwood Elementary School, Glenwood Elementary School] and Hartshorn Elementary School. The fourth is The Pingry School Lower Campus. Students move on to complete their public school education at Millburn Middle School for grades 6–8 and Millburn High School for grades 9–12. Short Hills is also home to the Far Brook School, a private day school serving students in nursery through eighth grade.
Though Short Hills has its own railroad station and post-office branch, it does not have an independent government. It remains today a part of the Township of Millburn, as it has been since its inception. Short Hills also has a small "downtown" area that is smaller than downtown Millburn.
Percentage change from latest quarter vs same time period previous year
Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2018 data vs. same period from 2017
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|5||Hartshorn Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Deerfield Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Glenwood Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Millburn Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||The Montessori Children's Academy||Preschool - 4th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||The Pindry School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Far Brook School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||The Winston School||2Nd Grade - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Bnai Jeshurun Early Childhood Cnt||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
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