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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Short Hills is a suburb of Newark with a population of 13,092. Short Hills is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Short Hills offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Short Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Short Hills tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Short Hills are highly rated.
About Short Hills...
Population
13,092

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,316,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,857
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    54%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    5%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Short Hills

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322
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Short Hills Reviews

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Postcard-perfect town with great location for commuting to NYC. Insane academic competition in high school. Downtown could use more nightlife. Lots of working families but also more than a few billionaires and multi-millionaires. Most residents seem to work in finance or law.
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Great place to live. Convenient to NYC, large lots, big houses, very safe and the best schools in NJ. Only reason it doesn't rank higher on niche is because of their SJW "diversity" requirement. You can't have it both ways.
I like feeling safe here. You can walk out in the middle of the night without any fear of being attacked or watched. I sometimes don't like the people that these million dollar homes attract. There are many snobs, especially at school. However, if you want a great high school education and a family-friendly place, this is a great place.