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Short Hills Named Among America's Best Places To Live In New List

Short Hills was named as one of the best places to live in America for 2019. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

Short Hills was named as one of the best places to live in America for 2019, according to a new set of rankings released by Niche. Short Hills was ranked as the eighth best place to live in New Jersey.

The "Best Places to Live" rankings include cities, city neighborhoods and suburbs. Niche defines a place as a "non-rural town" with a population of 1,000 or more, including neighborhoods, suburbs and cities. Niche also separately ranked the best cities, neighborhoods and suburbs to live in.

Short Hills received an overall Niche grade of A+. Here's how Niche graded Short Hills in the following categories:

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Magical Tudor: 48 Crest Drive, South Orange

48 Crest Drive - Front View of Home

Offered for only the second time in nearly 60 years, this one-of-a-kind 1938 English Tudor with stunning panoramic NYC skyline views is an entertainer's delight. Breathtaking in every way, the dramatic front Turret with copper finial surrounded by artistic stone and brick, Vermont slate roof with two dramatic chimneys topped with European copper caps, multiple terraces and heated in-ground pool with cantilevered lounge area and water feature are an inspiration each and every day. Resplendent and substantial, the magic begins once you step inside with custom chestnut millwork, wide-plank hardwood flooring, leaded stained-glass...

Classic Colonial: 4 Hardwell Road, Short Hills

4 Hardwell Road - Front View of Home

This 5 bedroom quintessential colonial, nestled on 1.42 lush acres in an idyllic setting backing to the South Mountain reservation, offers a private oasis just minutes from everything Short Hills has to offer. This spectacular sun-filled residence boasts tremendous curb appeal and every modern convenience. Elegant and sophisticated, the classic floor plan flows into a new open-concept kitchen, designed to exacting standards with timeless white cabinetry, stone countertops and stainless steel appliances. A first floor sunroom, first floor office, five second floor bedrooms, five full baths and a walk-out lower level add to the home's cache,...

Five-Star Stunner: 100 Stewart Road, Short Hills

100 Stewart Road - Front View Of Home

From the pages of a luxury magazine, this 7 bedroom, 7 1/2 bath residence nestled on nearly one full acre on the preeminent street in Short Hills is a stunner, showcasing both sophisticated high design and alluring warmth. Custom moldings and cabinetry, spectacular built-ins, designer plumbing and lighting fixtures, striking wall finishes and custom window treatments were all meticulously selected to perfection. Designed by Gray Watt & Partners and built to exacting standards, this very special home features 5 fireplaces, an open concept floor plan, chef-inspired kitchen, luxurious master suite, flexible layout with bedrooms on all levels...

Classic Grandeur: 36 Stewart Road, Short Hills

36 Stewart Road - Front View Of Home

Architectural and scenic grandeur coincide at this spectacular Short Hills estate, nestled on 1.76 manicured acres offering a park-like setting and resort-like accommodations. Accessed by a private drive and renovated to offer every entertaining convenience, this 7-bedroom residence beautifully showcases impeccable attention to detail.

The perfect setting for both lavish entertaining as well as intimate gatherings, those at the pinnacle of success will appreciate the grand spaces yet peace and solitude offered by this remarkable home. Lounge by the breathtaking pool and spa gazing the impeccably...

Scenic Grandeur: 77 Old Hollow Road, Short Hills

77 Old Hollow Road - Front View

This residence awaits visitors at the end of a private cul-de-sac, creating a commanding presence and promising no less, elegantly framed by lush perennials and specimen plantings. Tranquility abounds in this glorious retreat, set on over 0.5 lush acres with breathtaking views backing to the 2110-acre South Mountain Reservation. This architectural masterpiece is spectacular, designed by renowned architect Robert Heintz of Paper Mill Playhouse fame. From a two-story great room, to a chef's kitchen with second catering kitchen, to a walk-out lower level with indoor pool, expansive recreation room and 3000+ bottle wine cellars, this remarkable home offers it...

NEW JERSEY MONTHLY MAGAZINE: 2018 Public High School Rankings

Every two years, New Jersey Monthly Magazine publishes their ranking of all 305 New Jersey Public High Schools. Many of our local communities ranked in the Top 50 for 2018:

Live Lakefront: 20 Lake End Road, Rockaway Township

20 Lake End Road - Aerial View

Discover the beauty, serenity and pristine shores of Green Pond. The crystal clear spring fed waters of this glacial lake are sure to delight. Nature and water activities abound on what some consider to be NJ's best kept secret, just one hour from NYC! You will fall in love with this gracious residence, featuring 100' of lake frontage and nearly 6,000 square feet of luxurious living with every imaginable amenity. Custom built for its current owners with a focus on the spectacular lake views, this home's eco-friendly construction quality is beyond reproach and boasts an open floor plan, wide plank flooring, expansive gourmet kitchen, generous master suite, second...

Stunning New Construction: 7 Saratoga Way, Short Hills

7 Saratoga Way - Side View Of Home

Featuring quality levels surpassing ordinary new construction, this is a home to stand the test of time. Built by a reputable Short Hills custom builder, this home is the epitome of open concept with a clean modern interior, classic jaw-dropping exterior and flexible floor plan featuring en-suite bedrooms on all four levels. The gourmet Kitchen with custom white cabinetry, quartz countertops and Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances includes a Wolf convection steam oven while the enviable Master Suite boasts a sitting room, office and two walk-in closets. Quality features include high ceilings, custom millwork, LED lighting throughout, large Pella windows, high-efficiency systems...

Hamptons In Short Hills: 135 Stewart Road, Short Hills

74 Taylor Road - Rear Property

A serene oasis in Short Hills! Every day is a vacation while still surrounded with all the luxuries of the perfect home. This idyllic one-acre setting resides on the preeminent Short Hills street. The expansive rear property, with its free-form in-ground pool, pergola and built-in barbecue is breathtaking and private. The adjoining field is perfect for all sporting adventures. Indoors, there are master suites on two levels, the library is large enough for everyone and the rear of the home is stunning -- a beautiful kitchen and breakfast room flow perfectly into a barrel-ceiling fireside family room. The entire residence is encircled with French doors adding light...