Short Hills is an unincorporated community located within the township of Millburn in Essex County that is home to a population of approximately 13,000 residents. It is a highly populated commuter town for residents who work in New York City.
Short Hills started out as a planning community whose primary purpose was to create a community for people who appreciated nature and wanted to avoid large real estate developments. The area is located close to bus routes and train stations, making it very desirable for commuting residents. Trains and buses go directly to and from Hoboken, NJ and New York City, and provide connecting services to other areas throughout the state.
In regards to education, Short Hills has four elementary public schools located within the community. These schools are Deerfield Elementary, Glenwood Elementary, Hartshorn Elementary, and Pingry School Lower Campus. Older students attend middle and high school in Millburn, which are Millburn Middle School and Millburn High School, respectively.
Despite it technically being a part of Millburn, Short Hills has created its own community including a railroad station, a post office, and a downtown area with several shops and restaurants for residents to enjoy. This area is popular amongst residents due to its more private feel and sense of closeness amongst the neighborhood.