Millburn is a suburban township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Situated approximately 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan, Millburn is bordered by the Essex County communities of Livingston and West Orange to the north and northeast, and Maplewood to the east; the Morris County communities of Florham Park and Chatham Borough to the west and southwest, and the Union County communities of Summit to the south, and Springfield and Union Townships to the southeast.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Millburn as the 53rd best place to live in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings of the “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey. The township has been one of the state’s wealthiest communities. Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2013-2017, Millburn residents had a median household income of $202,862, ranked highest in the state among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, more than double the statewide median of $76,475.
The Millburn Township Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. In its 2015 report on “America’s Top High Schools”, Newsweek ranked Millburn the #1 open-admission and #4 non-magnet school in the nation. It placed 13th overall in the U.S. and 8th in the state among all participating public high schools (including selective admission and magnet schools). All schools ranked above Millburn are selective enrollment per their respective websites and are listed as magnet programs on Wikipedia. The district’s high school was the fifth-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September 2014 cover story on the state’s “Top Public High Schools”, using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 8th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 1st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine also ranked Millburn as the top high school in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings.