Millburn is a suburban township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Millburn was created as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 20, 1857, from portions of Springfield Township, when Union County was formed. The township is near South Mountain Reservation, The Mall at Short Hills and the suburban towns of South Orange, Maplewood, Livingston, and Summit. Millburn is also home to the Paper Mill Playhouse, a 70-year-old regional theater.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Millburn as the 53rd best place to live in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings of the “Best Places To Live” in New Jersey.
The Millburn Township Public Schools serve students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Millburn High School was ranked as Number 148 in Newsweek magazine’s listing of “America’s Best High Schools” in the August 5, 2005 issue, a ranking based on the number of AP exams taken by the students at the school in the past year divided by the number of graduating seniors. The district’s high school was the 5th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September 2014 cover story on the state’s “Top Public High Schools”, using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 8th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 1st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.
Points of interest include: The Mall at Short Hills, an upscale shopping mall anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s; Old Short Hills Park, Gero Park and Taylor Park; and South Mountain Reservation, an Essex County nature reserve covering more than 2,000 acres of land in Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange.
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