5 houses for sale in Short Hills, NJ, for a quick commute to the city

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 15, 2022 - 9:30AM

This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $995,000.

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Is low inventory making it hard for you to find a house to buy in the New Jersey suburbs? Check out Short Hills, a popular commuter town located in Millburn, Essex County, where you’ll find more houses on the market compared to some other nearby areas.

The town is known to be ritzy and the median sales price of $1,600,000 reflects that. But you have plenty of options: There are currently 70 houses for sale including Colonials and split levels. And of course you will still get much more square footage (and outdoor space) for your money compared to New York City. 

You might already be familiar with The Mall at Short Hills, where you’ll find retailers like Hermes, Louis Vuittion, Apple, Bloomingdales, and Pottery Barn. There’s also a quaint downtown where you’ll find dining spots like Boccone, Jack's Lobster Shack, and Enzzo’s. South Mountain Reservation, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, and East Orange Golf Course are also nearby. And it’s just under an hour commute to NYC.

Sound like a fit? Check out these five houses for sale in the area including a four-bedroom center hall Colonial for $1,395,000.

70 Great Hills Rd.

This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $899,000. The split-level house features a fireplace, hardwood floors, crown molding, curved doorways, built-ins, wood-paneled walls, an attached two-car garage, and large yard. 

94 Oakview Terrace

This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $995,000. It has a fireplace, built-ins, moldings, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, exposed brick, stained-glass windows, stainless steel appliances, central air, a finished basement, and patio. 

441 White Oak Ridge Rd. 

This four bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $1,095,000. The 1935 house has a wood-burning fireplace, beamed ceilings, moldings, oversized windows, central air, white appliances, a mudroom, laundry room, detached garage, finished basement, patio, and large backyard. 

53 Colonial Way

This four bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $1,395,000. The center hall Colonial features stainless steel appliances, an island, tile and hardwood floors, high ceilings, a fireplace, moldings, recessed lighting, built-ins, ceiling fans, central air, a patio, and two-car garage. 

10 Great Oak Dr.

This four bedroom, five bath is listed for $1,595,000. The Colonial has wood-burning fireplaces, moldings, millwork, hardwood floors, built-ins, stainless steel appliances, central air, a finished basement, deck, mudroom, and an attached garage. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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