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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Iconic Colonial: 74 Taylor Road, Short Hills

74 Taylor Road - Rear Property

Perched at the crest of Taylor Road in the heart of Old Short Hills, this spectacular residence boasts tremendous curb appeal and every modern convenience. Elegant and sophisticated, this sun-filled home offers a classic floor plan which flows into a new open-concept kitchen, designed to exacting standards by European Country Kitchens and complete with timeless white cabinetry, stone countertops and a wall of stainless steel appliances. A newly renovated lower level, wine cellar, custom Marvin windows and built-in generator add to the home's cache, while one glimpse of the rear property with its expansive bluestone patio and alluring Gunite pool will immediately end your...

Stylish Sensation: 258 Long Hill Drive, Short Hills

258 Long Hill Drive - Rear Property

Like a modern luxury hotel, this home is an escape from suburban monotony and a journey into a stylishly lavish lifestyle. Completely transformed by a recent renovation and remodel, this 7 bedroom, 6 1/2 bath residence has jaw-dropping appeal. With its ideal layout, en-suite bathrooms in each bedroom, large open gourmet kitchen and beautifully appointed living spaces, the interiors alone are vastly impressive. However, step outside and you arrive at the epitome of exterior excellence. State-of-the-art lighting and technologies enhance the tree-lined resort-like settings behind. The luxurious modern pool and spa are surrounded by an open lawn and multiple outdoor...

City Chic: 50 Farley Road, Short Hills

50 Farley Road Front View Of Home

Designed by renowned architect James Paragano AIA and nestled in an idyllic setting backing to the South Mountain reservation, this 7 bedroom home is right from a luxury magazine. Showcasing both sophisticated high design and alluring warmth, this residence is a rare find in today's plethora of newer construction. Imagine purchasing an impeccably decorated house that feels just like home on the very first day. One where custom moldings and built-ins, designer plumbing...