Short Hills, NJ (Town Center)




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About Short Hills, NJ (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Short Hills is $1,439,649, which is more expensive than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Short Hills Town Center is currently $3,270, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

Short Hills Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Short Hills, New Jersey.

Real estate in the Town Center of Short Hills, NJ is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.0% in Short Hills Town Center. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 56.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood has more Eastern European and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 11.1% have Russian ancestry.

Short Hills Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 90.4% of the adults living in the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood may actually hold the key. 71.4% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Short Hills Town Center is among the best neighborhoods for families in New Jersey. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.9% of neighborhoods in the entire state of New Jersey. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 78.2% of the workforce in the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 99.3% of all American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.3% of neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 22.3% of the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.7% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, in the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 11.6% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Short Hills are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 3.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 83.6% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood, 78.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 17.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (2.9%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Town Center neighborhood in Short Hills, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (12.7%). There are also a number of people of Russian ancestry (11.1%), and residents who report Italian roots (10.5%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.6%), along with some Eastern European ancestry residents (6.3%), among others. In addition, 17.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Short Hills Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, South Asian languages and Russian.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Short Hills Town Center neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (33.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (67.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (22.3%) and 7.5% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Short Hills 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Short Hills 0.101011101001110
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New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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MILLBURN TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
South Mountain School
2 Southern Slope Drive
Millburn, NJ, 07041
PK-05
Millburn High School
462 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ, 07041
09-12
Millburn Middle School
25 Old Short Hills Rd
Millburn, NJ, 07041
06-08
Deerfield School
26 Troy Lane
Short Hills, NJ, 07078
KG-05
Glenwood School
325 Taylor Road South
Short Hills, NJ, 07078
KG-05
Hartshorn School
400 Hartshorn Drive
Short Hills, NJ, 07078
KG-05
Wyoming School
55 Myrtle Ave
Millburn, NJ, 07041
KG-05

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