Why People Just Love The Caldwells
Located approximately 30 minutes west of NYC and equidistant from the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, you'll find the best kept secret around- a charming enclave of small towns called the West Essex area. Comprised of the Caldwells, (including Caldwell, West and North Caldwell), Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Roseland, Montclair, Verona and Livingston, West Essex is home to many who rarely find reason to leave given its many fine qualities. Since these older communities are still growing and evolving, young families continue to come here in droves. If you're wondering why, perhaps consider the following reasons:
1. Small Town Warmth
2. Friendly People
3. Family-Oriented Environment
4. Excellent Schools
5. Easy access major highways (Route 46, 80, 3, 23, 280, 287, NJ Turnpike 7 Garden State Parkway)
6. Close Proximity to NYC (nearby bus/trains) Newark Airport
7. Ten/Minute Driving To Montclair, offering a sophisticated "NYC-style" atmosphere and fine restaurants
8. Wonderful shopping (Willowbrook Mall, The upscale Mall at Short Hills)
9. Easy access to beautiful parks, museums, sporting events (Meadowlands Sports complex, Met Life Stadium)
10. Houses of worship representing many denominations
11. Three major hospitals
Noted for it's signature small-town friendliness, vibrant business center and cherished heritage as the birthplace of America's only New Jersey born president, Grover Cleveland), Caldwell is home to more than 7600 residents and a great geographic location (with NYC bus transportation) are just some of the reasons for the town's appeal to new and old families alike. Residential options abound in Caldwell, as two-thirds of the town consists of Colonial, Split Level, Cape Cod and Ranch style homes. the community's main street (Bloomfield Avenue) which runs from West Caldwell and thru Montclair offers ample entertainment activities such as a new Community Recreational Center, a movie theater and many fine restaurants. Caldwell also boasts a beautiful 41-acre park, names after Grover Cleveland, where residents can enjoy walking-trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, picnics, fishing and ice-skating. I am so proud to serve on the Beautification and Design Committees of Caldwell. For more information go to Project Main Street
About West Caldwell.....
West Caldwell is well known for it's family-oriented environment and community spirit! Just come to one of the 4th of July Celebrations at James Caldwell High School, Memorial Day Parades or October Street Fairs, and you'll see for yourself. Bordered by North Caldwell and Caldwell to the east, and Essex Fells and Roseland to the south, West Caldwell has approximately 12,233 residents throughout its nearby 5.05 square miles. With six parks, an award-winning modern library, four shopping centers, NYC transportation, wonderful recreation programs and excellent school system (shared with Caldwell), it's no wonder why this community maintains a great reputation and continues to be a great place to raise a family.
About North Caldwell....
Marked by its rolling hills, wooded terrain, cul-de-sac streets and friendly atmosphere, North Caldwell is considered to be a desirable, executive and upscale residential area. With only 2.99 square miles and a population of approximately 7400, the town is quietly hidden away from the bustle of nearby bigger cities with not one traffic light. Yet despite its "exclusive" nature, North Caldwell has a variety of fun recreational activities (including two public parks and a lovely community recreation complex, with tennis courts and a swimming pool) and is just minutes away from dining, shopping and NYC transportation in the nearby Caldwell and West Caldwell communities. North Caldwell has two elementary schools and is home to the West Essex Regional Middle School and the West Essex Regional High School, which serves the neighboring towns of Roseland, Fairfield and Essex Fells.
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