In 1701, North Caldwell was part of a large tract of land which was purchased by a group of colonists from the Sagamore Indians. The tract was known as “Horseneck” and remained so until 1798 when it was officially named Caldwell Township. North Caldwell continued as part of the Township for 100 years. It was incorporated as the Borough of North Caldwell in 1898.
Since the beginning, in the early part of the eighteenth century, North Caldwell has served as a fine example of the charm and simple pleasures of suburban life. And it’s just 19 miles west of Manhattan! Within its 2.9 square mile area you will find 6500 residents (as of 2013) who relish their beautiful homes and winding streets. Hidden away in the scenic, wooded hills in the highest part of northwestern Essex County, North Caldwell is an almost totally residential haven for commuters. North Caldwell seems light years away from the hustle and bustle of surrounding Essex County.
Architecture in North Caldwell is almost equally divided between Colonials, Split-Level and Ranch and Contemporary style homes. There are also 2 sizable townhouse complexes in North Caldwell, as well as a few multi-family homes.
Two North Caldwell elementary schools serve students in grades K-6. The Grandview School serves grades K-3 and the Gould School serves grades 4-6. In conjunction with three other suburban Essex towns, students in grades 7-9 attend West Essex Regional Middle School and students in grades 10-12 attend West Essex Regional High School. Both are located in North Caldwell. In addition to two public parks with athletic facilities, North Caldwell has a very attractive community recreation complex with public tennis courts and a public swimming pool.
Conveniently located midway between Interstate 280 to the south and Interstate 80 to the north, North Caldwell is an ideal commute by car to the Garden State Parkway, the Lincoln or Holland tunnels and Newark Airport. For those commuting by bus, DeCamp Bus line and New Jersey Transit buses are nearby. There is also a commuter Park & Ride at the Willowbrook Mall, and New Jersey Transit’s Montclair-Boonton train line from Little Falls provides easy train access to New York City and Hoboken.
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