Explore Millburn-Short Hills

About the Millburn-Short Hills Community

Millburn Township, popularly referred to as Millburn-Short Hills, is a welcoming, charming, and sophisticated town in Essex County – the perfect place to savor life, for residents and visitors alike. It’s the perfect combination of small-town living with proximity to NYC, with its own distinctive blend of shops, dining, entertainment, and professional services right in the community.

Millburn-Short Hills is easily reached by car – convenient to routes 24 and 78, and not far from both NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway – as well as by the Midtown Direct line and bus lines of NJ Transit. Often recognized for its highly-ranked school system, the town also boasts excellence in unique specialty shops, worldwide cuisine, green spaces, theater and more. Make a day of it with a visit to Millburn-Short Hills!

To learn more, visit the Township of Millburn website.

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About Explore Millburn-Short Hills

Explore Millburn-Short Hills is the non-profit organization established to support and promote the businesses throughout the five areas of the Special Improvement District that was established in 2020.

The purpose of a Special Improvement District (SID) is to promote, grow, and support local businesses, property owners, residents, and visitors. The mission of the organization – also known as a District Management Corporation – is to encourage the economic, cultural, and social vitality of Millburn-Short Hills through increased marketing and visibility, improved and renewed infrastructure, and local business development and engagement. The organization has applied for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status with the IRS, and the application is pending at this time.

You may access more info here about Leadership, Board Updates, and how to Get Involved.

Click here to learn more about Millburn Township’s Special Improvement District Ordinance.

The Five Districts

There are five distinctive commercial districts across the Explore Millburn-Short Hills coverage area. In total, there are 165 commercial properties, encompassing 263 first-floor businesses plus numerous upper-floor businesses.

The five areas are as follows:

Downtown Millburn

The core downtown area, including the major commercial streets of Millburn Avenue, Main Street, Essex Street and the cross-streets, with beautiful Taylor Park right in town, and the nationally acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse and South Mountain Reservation just footsteps away.

Upper Millburn Avenue

The shopping area west of downtown near the Glenwood section of Short Hills boasts an excellent array of dining, fashion, beauty, wellness, enrichment, pet care, and professional services with easy parking.

Wyoming District

The shopping area east of downtown near the Wyoming and South Mountain neighborhoods includes an excellent array of retail and service businesses, and is anchored by Millburn Gateway Center with many popular destinations.

Short Hills Station

The beautiful tudor-style buildings near the Short Hills train station make this a perfect location to grab a bite and access an array of excellent retail and service businesses.

Morris Turnpike

Less than 10 minutes from any location in town, this busy thoroughfare offers many retail, dining, fitness, beauty, and service businesses for your convenience.