A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,229,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,741
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%

Short Hills Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$53,889
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    54%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    5%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Short Hills Reviews

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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.
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Great place to grow up and live. The high school, middle school, and elementary schools are superb. There are great private schools nearby.
Safe neighborhood with friendly people, train station and local stores. Short Hills and Livingston Mall close by. However, this area is expensive to live in.