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After seeing all of the negative press for Short Hills, I feel that, as a resident, there should be an unbiased, neutral opinion that contains fact, as opposed to fiction, about the town itself, not the people whom are targeted by these negative diatribes. Short Hills is one of the wealthiest towns in New Jersey. According to Forbes' 500 Most Expensive Zip Codes of 2006, Short Hills was ranked 5th overall in NJ behind Alpine, New Vernon, Mantoloking and Stone Harbor. The town also was ranked 66h overall, ahead of almost all of the affluent communities in Fairfield county, CT (Only Riverside, New Cannan and Greenwich placed higher). Many of the town's residents are Investment Bankers, Doctors, Laywers and members of other well-respected, fairly well paid professions. There are two majors draws to living in Short Hills. The first draw is the town's proximety to New York City. Along with Millburn, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Maplewood and South Orange, Short Hills acts as a Bedroom community for many commuters. All of the afforementioned towns are connected to NYC via the Morris and Essex Line on NJTransit and have direct service to New York City's Penn Station as well as Hoboken's train station, which provide access to NYC through the Path Train system and both the Financial District and Wall Street bound ferries. The other key reason why Short Hills has such drawing power is that the school system is considered to be one of the best in the nation, ranked 181st according to Newsweeks' 2006 top 1200 high schools publication. According to the same publication, when compared to other schools in New Jersey, the school system was ranked 6th. As a point of refference, Newsweeks' top 1200 list is based around the top 5% of public schools in the nation. Short Hills is also known for its mall, home to many of the upscale merchants that have residences on Fifth Avenue in NYC.
Short Hills is an affluent, bedroom community in New Jersey.
by Unbiased and unopinionated June 14, 2006
 
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One of the richest towns in New Jersey, The East Coast, The United States, etc. Home to JAPs, jews, Posers, and possibly one black person. The public school is practically private and the houses are bigger than apartment buildings. The high school student parking lot contains nicer cars than the faculty's. Finals are not allowed until high school, SATs are always aced. "Punk" people are posers, "ghetto" people are expelled. Crime dosent exist so cops spend their time breaking up parties and "warning" people about using drugs. Girls shop at exclusive boutiques like Gotham, Manning's, Kids at Heart, and the Short Hills Mall. Guys customize their shoes and pop their "oh so ghetto" collars. Pride is taken in the losing football team and the horribly irritating cheerleaders. Summers are spent at camp and in the hamptons, winters in Aspen and the caribbian. In the 7th and 8th Grade Bar/Bat Mitzvahs take up the weekends. Roughly 100 are attended. In 10th grade the same number of Sweet Sixteens are held. Parents are lawyers, doctors, executives, investment bankers, etc. The bottom deciles of the graduating class of Millburn High still go to top 100 schools. The entire town reeks of spolied brat.See Millburn.
Short Hills, the fungus in the armpit of America.
by xyxyxyxyxyxy September 19, 2005
 
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Short Hills is just a normal town in New Jersey. Yes, it might be a rich town but it doesn't mean everyone that lives here is a snob. The school might be one of the top school and most kids go to the top 100 colleges from it but that is because the kids study hard and apply themselves. If you studied as hard as some of the kids here i know then u could be getting straight A's too. Also the mall might have every designer known to man but that doesnt mean thats the only place people shop. Right now in my closet i have no juicy or lacoste or solo or free people, most of my clothes are from target. And people in Millburn are just as rich as people in Short hills. Most kids here do not just live off there parents money. I have to work to earn money and my parents give me $10 a week for babysitting and doing chores around my house. Most people here are actually good people, but we definetly have our share of spoiled brats, but it doesn't mean everyone is horrible.
Short Hills kids are spoiled brats

YOUR JUST JEALOUS YOU DONT LIVE HERE!!!
by Irishgirl2 December 11, 2008
 
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Where they call the cops on the one 13 year old black kid when he goes to his friends house.
Did you hear about in Short Hills when theytried to catch that kid ridin dirty.
by He hu dont fumble da rock March 25, 2007
 
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I'm a tad shocked at some of the comments about Short Hills. I'll grant you that it's an affluent town but, that in and of itself isn't a crime. Like any other town there are pros and cons. Yes, it has it's share of spoiled brats. It also has a ot of great people.

As for the schools being so great..i'm not so sure. i went to millburn high and grew up in SH. the principal of millburn high got in trouble for having sex with a student, gym teacher arrested for getting head from a young boy, psych teacher arrested for dealing coke to students. it's the parents to whom education is important that give millburn high it's success rate..not the school. the same parents, kids and famlies that many of you have bashed on these pages. give credit where credit is due.

bust your ass to be successful and someday you too may be able to trade in your blue collar problems for the equal but different problems enjoyed by the residents of Short Hills.

ps. i would like to see the Millburn High cheer changed to something other than, "that's allright, that's ok, you'll all work for us someday"

viva Short Hills!
by typical rich kid August 30, 2006
 
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i live in short hills and i love it. first of all, it may be rich and some people are bitchy but not everyone. millburn is not the ghetto. shorthills is actually part of millburn it just has a different zip code. hence the name "millburn-short hills township". see?-millburn comes first. anway, for 7th and 8th graders bar/bat mitzvahs occur atleast twice every weekend for like a year.girls trty too dress 15 years older then they really are. shopping is considered a sport. the houses are gorgeous and rachel zoe grew up in short hills while ann hathaway grew up in millburn. our town is not "the ass crack of america" we are just brought up well and with big trust funds. halloween is the excuse for girls to dress sluttier then usual.
short hills-7th/8thgraders
person1: wanna do soething this weeekend?
person2: cant ..bat mitzvah
by sally sasperila October 14, 2007
 
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A town in Essex County, New Jersey. Not everyone there is as rich and snobby as other entries might suggest! There actually are houses there that are not huge mansions. Not everyone has an automatic Ivy League acceptance and a car waiting for them in/after high school. Being wealthier is not a crime, and neither is having the best high school in the state. It's because the parents care enough to make the school better and the kids work hard. SAT scores aren't based on the town where you live—they're based on the answers that are given.
Not everything is handed to people here on a silver platter, they actually do th e work in med, law, and business schools to get the jobs that make them so affluent. It's not an accident that people there have high-paying jobs. There are people of other races/religions. NOT EVERYONE IS A JEW. Anyway, why do you feel the need to judge people on their religion? Sure, there are snobs but it's not because they're Jewish.
Please don't judge this town because it has a nice mall and a state championship-winning soccer team as well as other successful athletes. It reflects poorly on you.
Person 1: My brother's girlfriend is from Short Hills.
Person 2: Oh, she must be a JAP, right?
Person 1: Actually, she's Hindu.
by peacelovefh816 April 01, 2009