Welcome to North Caldwell
The borough of North Caldwell similar to West Caldwell is a haven that is the “green jewel” of Essex County with beautiful homes on its hilly, wooded roads. Just 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan, North Caldwell offers top amenities and strong community ties. Like its neighbor West Caldwell, the town offers plenty of outdoor parks including the 41 acre Grover Cleveland Park, a county park named in honor of the President of the United States who was born in the neighboring town of Caldwell.
The North Caldwell Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. The Gould Schools was one of nine schools in New Jersey honored in 2020 by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes high student achievement. North Caldwell is home to the West Essex Regional School District, which also serves public school students from Fairfield, Essex Fells
, and Roseland in seventh through twelfth grades.
- Grandview (pre K-3rd)
- Gould School (grades 4-6)
- West Essex Middle School
- West Essex High School
While there's no train service in town, commuters can drive to stops in nearby Montclair (where there's a direct train to Penn Station). Commuters can also take the New Jersey Transit bus route 29 to Glen Ridge and transfer there to a New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station in Manhattan. Also, DeCamp Bus Lines’ route 33 runs along Bloomfield Avenue and makes the trip to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan in 50 to 60 minutes.
Restaurants And Shopping
On Bloomfield Avenue, the main street in Caldwell, residents can enjoy a variety of bars, taverns, and a mix of ethnic restaurants, including Italian, Filipino, Thai, and Japanese. There are also several yoga and martial-arts studios. Calandra’s Italian Village, run by the family that owns the well-known Calandra’s Bakery in Newark, offers a deli, bakery, and restaurant under one roof.
Only a few miles away, residents can take advantage of the vibrant cultural activities, restaurants, and boutiques in Montclair.
The North Caldwell Recreation Department works to provide recreation and leisure opportunities for residents of all ages, including youth and adult sports leagues, senior activities, festivals, and parades throughout the year. North Caldwell is also home to a six lane, 25 meter pool with a wading area, diving well, diving board, and two fun slides! Reopening in the Spring of 2022, Caldwell Community Center offers an indoor recreation center including a pool, workout facility, and studios.
Nature lovers can stroll through the 41 acre Grover Cleveland Park (also partially located in Caldwell and Essex Fells), a county park named in honor of the President of the United States who was born in the neighboring town of Caldwell. Athletic fields and courts, jogging paths, picnic areas, ice skating, and fishing ponds are located throughout the park. Additionally, West Caldwell contains a number of smaller parks and land preserves, such as Memorial Park and Francisco Park. Hatfield Swamp, located in the western section of the town along its borders with the towns of Fairfield, Roseland, and East Hanover, is a protected preservation that usually very little building is allowed to be done on.
- Camp Wyanokie - Gifted to the towns of Caldwell, Fairfield, North Caldwell, Roseland, and West Caldwell for use by residents. Set in 150 acres of hiking and picnicking at the edge of Norvin Green State Forest, the camp surrounds a sparkling five acre lake. In all seasons, Camp Wyanokie is an ecological wonderland, offering an opportunity to relax and enjoy nature at its best.
Caldwell University, a Catholic liberal-arts school, offers lectures and performances throughout the year.