A TOWN FULL OF HISTORY
In the 1830s, the building of the Morris & Essex Railroad sparked interest and growth in Millburn. The railroad regularly traveled through Millburn as a means of transporting coal from Pennsylvania to New York. When Stewart Hartshorn was looking for a place to establish a community in the early 1870s, he found the perfect community – already a commuter suburb of NYC – in Millburn and thus established Short Hills with the inclusion of a second train station.
Hartshorn purchased a tract of land consisting of 1,550 acres and making use of the existing terrain formed a planned community by the name of Short Hills. Over the course of a few years, he built 50 homes in the community using blue traprock and wood, many of which are still standing today. The houses were themed in tune with Greek revival along with the Victorian era and consisted of many acres per home. Stewart Hartshorn’s presence is still widely felt throughout Millburn Township in many of their practices, especially those regarding nature.
If you like the look of interesting styles and architecture, Millburn is the place to be. While the plots are smaller since these houses have since been subdivided into smaller lots that consist of ½-acre to 1-acre in size, it still offers the resident quite a bit of historical value.
Many of the homes that you will find on the southeast part of town in the Wyoming section are those of olden eras. This includes historic farm houses, Victorian homes, Colonials and Tudor-style homes. South Mountain offers Colonials and Tudors, and you will find mostly Colonials in Glenwood as well. If you travel on over to the Country Club section of Millburn, you will find a vast variation of styles, most of which were developed in the 1950s. Travel to the north side of the train station, where the old neighborhood of Short Hills is and you will get a glimpse of the most prestigious homes in the area, some of which range up to $5 million.
EXCELLENT SCHOOLS AND RECREATION
Parents who are looking for excellent schools to educate their children will find the finest schools in New Jersey right here in the Millburn Township Public School System. In addition to five elementary schools that offer grades K-5, there is a single middle school and a single high school in the community. The majority of the students who graduate from Millburn High School go onto further their education at colleges around the country. It is not uncommon for graduates to receive numerous National Merit Scholarships or even a Presidential Scholar.
You will never be hard-pressed to find something to do. The Township of Millburn boasts many recreational activities and conveniences. There are two downtown locations, at both ends of Millburn Avenue that offer ice cream parlors, hardware stores, beauty shops, galleries, banks and gift stores. You will also find several interesting restaurants to eat at, no matter what your personal tastes are.
Shopping is available too – visit the Short Hills Mall that boasts over 1-million square feet and contains several popular luxury stores including Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Giorgio Armani to name a few.
Accommodations can be found right across the street from the Short Hills Mall where you will find a 300+ room Hilton.
If recreations are what you are looking for, Gero Park located off of White Oak Ridge Road is the perfect stop. Here you can play golf on the nine hole course, swim in the town pool or take advantage of three baseball diamonds along with four tennis courts.
Head on over to the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum which encompasses 16 acres and you get another glimpse into the life of the Hartshorns. Located on Forest Drive, the Arboretum was designed by Stewart Hartshorn’s daughter. Over on Brookside Drive, you can partake in theatre events including musicals, children’s events and plays.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Things are kept personal in the Township of Millburn with the governing body consisting of a committee of five elected members who each serve a three-year term. This committee is responsible for choosing a Millburn resident each year to serve as the mayor.
In addition, a full-time forester is in charge of tree preservation efforts, homage to Stewart Hartshorn’s love of nature. Over 1,000 of the Township’s trees are estimated to be over 200 years old. Before any trees can be cut down the forester must issue a permit. It is also the duty of the forester to educate residents on tree care and planting.
REAL ESTATE MATTERS
The Township of Millburn is a highly desired area for residents who work in New York City and for families who enjoy the serene atmosphere the township presents. Currently, the Millburn/Short Hills housing market is offering a median average price of $1,060,000.
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Millburn Twp. Real Estate Listings
Active Listings in Millburn Twp.
- 57 Locust Ave Millburn Twp., NJ 07041-1553
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- 36 Haddonfield Rd Millburn Twp., NJ 07078-3402
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