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Residential Living

Residential Living

With its origins as a largely commuter town, Millburn-Short Hills boasts easy access to the city while retaining its “suburban” charm. From the early days when the area provided rail transportation for summer residents retreating from the heat of the city, the joint neighborhoods of Millburn and Short Hills have served as a beautiful respite from the faster pace of city living.

Early architecture incorporated Gothic Revival, Italianate and other Romantic Revival styles. By the 1890s, with an onslaught of wealthy New Yorkers, elegant Queen Anne Victorian mansions were built on estates that were once working farms. At the turn of the century, noted architects began designing Arts and Craft-style homes, and by the 1920s and 30s, European-inspired Tudors were being developed. Approximately 50 of these early homes are historically registered landmarks.

Residential Living

Growth continued steadily, Colonial and Dutch Colonial reproductions were added, and newer styles joined the residential landscape in the post-war boom. More contemporary homes were constructed in the last several decades.

With winding streets and lush landscaping, each neighborhood throughout Millburn and Short Hills has its own appeal. The Wyoming and South Mountain sections of Millburn are steeped in the town’s history, and they offer friendly, welcoming neighborhoods within walking distance to downtown. Each of the older Short Hills neighborhoods of Glenwood, Knollwood, Nottingham, Woodfield Estates, The Beechcrofts, Fairfield, North and South Ponds and Old Short Hills has a distinctive charm that reflects its origins, while the 20th-century neighborhoods (including Poet’s section and Deerfield) display a more modern character.

Depending upon individual lifestyles, residents may choose from single-family homes, garden apartments, townhouses and small-scale apartment complexes.

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