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North Caldwell is a borough in northwestern Essex County, New Jersey, and a suburb of New York City.  As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 7,375, and the borough has a total area of 3.0 square miles, all of it land.

Collectively referred to as “the Caldwells,” the three communities of Caldwell, North Caldwell, and West Caldwell are closely aligned yet distinct.   North Caldwell was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1898, from portions of Caldwell Township (now known as Fairfield Township).  In 1982, North Caldwell became a township to take advantage of federal revenue sharing policies.  Effective January 1, 1992, it again became a borough.

North Caldwell is characterized as an upscale residential community with a unique location at the highest elevation in Essex County.  Gracious single-family homes set into the rolling hills and woods blend with large estates and executive homes on winding tree-online streets. 

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked North Caldwell as its 10th best place to live in its 2010 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.

Recreational amenities are abundant and first-class, from private sports clubs to lush parks and sports facilities.  In addition to local shops and services, this area offers easy access to Willowbrook and Livingston Malls.

North Caldwell was part of the Horseneck Tract, which was an area that consisted of what are now the municipalities of Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Fairfield, Verona, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Roseland, and portions of Livingston and West Orange.

The North Caldwell Public Schools serve students in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Schools in the district are Grandview School for grades K-3 and Gould School for grades 4-6.

North Caldwell is home to the West Essex Regional School District, which also serves public school students from Fairfield, Essex Fells and Roseland in Grades 7-12.  Schools in the district are West Essex Junior High School (grades 7-8) and West Essex High School (grades 9-12).

NJ Transit does not have a stations in the Caldwells, but nearby stations are located at Willowbrook Mall (1.0 mile) and Little Falls Station (1.4 mile).  Nearby major roadways are Rte 23, US 46, and I-80.

North Caldwell itself doesn't have restaurants, however some nearby Caldwell and West Caldwell restaurants of interest include--
- Forte (Pizza and Italian) - 182 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
- Ocha (Japanese and Sushi) - 403 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
- Rose Mediterranean (Mediterranean, Seafood and American) - 435 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
- Original Pancake House (Breakfast/Brunch and American) - 817 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell
- Cloverleaf Tavern (American and Burgers) - 395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
- Sam's Bagel & Deli (Bagels) - 757 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell
- Divina Ristorante (Italian) - 461 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
- Nori (Pan-Asian, Sushi) - 406 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell
- Luce (Italian) - 115 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell
- Bangkok Kitchen (Thai) - 391 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
- Mexican Mike's (Mexican, American and Tacos) - 392 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
- Sushi Cafe (Japanese and Sushi) - 691 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell
- Cedar Grill & Pizza (Pizza) - 295 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
- Eurogrill (Portuguese and Barbecue) - 460 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
- Franco Pizzeria  (Pizza) - 907 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell
- Organic 4 Life (Organic) - 771 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell

Historically, In 1701, North Caldwell was part of a large tract of land which was purchased by a group of colonists from the Sagamore Indians, a tribe within the larger nation of Lenni Lenape Native Americans.  This purchase encompassed much of western Essex County, from the First Mountain to the Passaic River.

This 14,000 acre Horseneck Tract — so-called because of its irregular shape that suggested a horse's neck and head remained as that name until 1798 when it was officially named Caldwell Township. North Caldwell continued as part of the Township for 100 years.

Since the beginning in the early part of the eighteenth century, North Caldwell has served as a example of suburban life.  The Borough of North Caldwell enjoyed a reputation for a healthy climate and was called the “Denver of the East” and attracted many people during the summer.  The Borough of North Caldwell was incorporated in 1898.

North Caldwell is a haven that is the “green jewel” of Essex County with beautiful homes on its hilly, wooded roads.  Other than modest commercial activity on the northern and southern ends of town and two townhouse locations, the Borough’s land use is dominated by single family homes.

Residents demonstrate their commitment to the community through involvement with organizations like the North Caldwell Historical Society, Senior Citizens Organization, coaching sports teams through our Recreation Department, or the North Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department as well as membership on various boards and committees.

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