Millburn NJ Real Estate & Homes for Sale
Included below are homes for sale in Millburn, NJ, in Essex county. These Millburn NJ real estate listings are updated daily from the Garden State MLS (GSMLS).
In Millburn you will find charming, classic homes, primarily colonials with some modern homes in the mix. Millburn is located close to Route 78 so access to/from the Holland tunnel, Newark Liberty International Airport, the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike as well as points West via Route 78 is easy. And the downtown of Millburn is frequently visited due to its perfect combination of businesses, shops and dining establishments. The primary sections of Millburn are the South Mountain and Wyoming sections. Read More...
Most people from out of town do not realize that Millburn is a section of Millburn Township, which is comprised of both Millburn and Short Hills. With its beautiful streets, charming downtown and highly ranked school system, Millburn is one of the most sought after towns along the New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct train line. The township was named "Millburn" in 1857, as a tribute to a local mill built on a stream, with "burn" being the Scottish name for "stream."
Millburn has two weekly newspapers: The Independent Press, distributed free, and The Item. Visit the official Millburn/Short Hills website for more information about this beautiful town.
The downtown and local shopping areas offer a variety of unique specialty shops, service-based businesses and professional offices. In addition to all of the boutiques in town, The Mall at Short Hills is only a few minutes away. There you will find exactly what you are looking for from its upscale major retailers.
Due to its close proximity to attractive town centers in literally every direction, Millburn offers a wide variety of dining opportunities within easy reach. While it would take pages to name all the wonderful surrounding restaurants, here is a sampling.
Favorites include La Pergola, famous for its favorite classics presented in an updated and casual way and Basilico which offers consistently great Italian fare in a sophisticated, chic atmosphere with the option to dine al fresco in nice weather. The recently opened Moonshine Supper Club has become a popular bar and lounge offering contemporary American comfort food with style.
Residents all quickly discover the famous Millburn Deli which rapidly becomes a frequent destination for just about everyone. The employees are great fun and the sandwiches fantastic. Also in Millburn, La Strada, across from the movie theatre, is well known for their delicious eat in or takeout pizza and relaxed family atmosphere.
Buses and trains provide easy access to New York City as well as to Hoboken, Newark and Jersey City. Located on the NJ Transit Morris & Essex train line (also referred to as the Midtown Direct train line), the Millburn train station is a focal point of the town and is within easy walking distance to all shops and restaurants. Express trains from Millburn to NYC take only 40 minutes.
Commuter parking lots are available for residents. In addition, buses pick up commuters at various points in town. Millburn is a quick 15 minutes from Newark Airport and is close to major highways.
Visit the New Jersey Transit website for more information regarding buses and Midtown Direct trains to and from New York City.
Millburn SCHOOL SYSTEM
With all Millburn has to offer, nothing is more important to residents and buyers than the Millburn school system. Consistently highly ranked by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and other publications, the Millburn school system is beyond reproach. Millburn and Short Hills share the Millburn Middle School and Millburn High School, while Millburn has two of its own elementary schools: South Mountain and Wyoming. Both equally desirable and the best New Jersey has to offer from its public school system.
Millburn NJ Schools
- South Mountain Elementary School (Grades K - 4), 2 Southern Slope Drive, Millburn, NJ 07041 973-921-1394
- Wyoming Elementary School (Grades K - 4), 55 Myrtle Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041 973-761-1619
- Washington School (Grade 5), 70 Spring Street, Millburn, NJ 07041 973-218-7500
- Millburn Middle School (Grades 6 - 8), 25 Old Short Hills Road, Millburn, NJ 07041 973-379-2600
- Millburn Senior High School (Grades 9 - 12), 462 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041 973-564-7130
If you live more than 2 miles from the Elementary or Middle School, or 2.5 miles from the High School, you will likely qualify for free busing. If you live closer, you can apply for subscription busing but a seat cannot always be guaranteed. More information, including the application form, fees and deadlines, can be found on the school system Transportation page. Typically the deadline for applications is mid-June.
For more information about the Short Hills school system, please visit the Millburn Township School District website.
Millburn CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
The Paper Mill Playhouse, an outstanding theater for over 40 years, is located on Brookside Drive in Millburn. The Paper Mill Playhouse is one of the country's best known regional theaters. In 1972, Governor William Cahill proclaimed Paper Mill the "Official State Theatre of New Jersey." The theatre has been cited as a State Center of Artistic Excellence and as a Major Impact and Distinguished Arts Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The theater offers a full range of cultural events, including musicals, plays and children programs. It is large enough to accommodate the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey State Opera. Located steps from the theatre, the Carriage House Restaurant is perfect for those looking for a wonderful evening of theatre and elegant dining. It offers a creative menu that takes its cue from the current Paper Mill show, a complete bar, a diverse wine list, and an assortment of delectable desserts.
A popular township destination is the 16-acre Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, located on Forest Drive in Short Hills. Created from undeveloped woodlands by its former owners, the Hartshorns, specifically by the daughter of Stewart Hartshorn, it is now owned and maintained by the Township and operated by the Arboretum Association. Within its beautiful forests are hundreds of varieties of birds, wild flowers and trees. The Arboretum sponsors classes, lectures, workshops and field trips in nature study and crafts.
Greenwood Gardens is a 28 acre property adjacent to Old Short Hills Park. Opened to the public only in 2003 after extensive renovation, it combines formal gardens, open meadows, woodland and
pasture areas. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is a model of historic preservation.
The most widely used recreation area in Millburn Township is the 36-acre Gero Park off White Oak Ridge Road. Maintained by the Township's recreation department, it offers a wide variety of recreation programs, including a community swimming pool, a par 3 golf course and tennis courts. The Township also maintains an outstanding free public library service.
The Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society was formed in 1975 in conjunction with the celebration of the United States Bicentennial to stimulate interest in the history, architecture and genealogy of the Township.
Millburn SERVICES AND UTILITIES
Electricity and gas are provided by Jersey Central Power & Light (FirstEnergy) and Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), respectively. Water is provided by NJ American Water Company. Garbage collection is provided free of charge by the Township and sewage treatment (at an additional charge) by the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union County. The Township picks up trash twice weekly, and there is an active recycling program. A drop off recycling center is located on Main Street in Millburn.
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