Essex Fells


Essex Fells is one of the most stunning communities in all of Essex County. Fells Road winds through Essex Fells, a small but sought-after borough with a strong sense of community, fairly pricey real estate and reasonably low taxes. With 2,113 residents nestled into 1.4 square miles of hilly, tree-lined terrain, Essex Fells is the smallest community in Essex County and also one of its most desirable. House styles are varied and include: Colonials, ’60s Ranches, Custom built mansions, and stone faced homes framed by historic stone walls. Essex Fells homes sit back from the winding streets and next to tall trees, which add another level of privacy. To a visitor, the atmosphere seems to date to an earlier era. Homes in Essex Fells are typically priced over $1 million.



There is a four-screen movie theater near the corner of Roseland & Bloomfield Avenues in the adjacent Caldwell Township.

Parks and Recreation

The borough’s Recreation Department offers youth programs at Egan Fields which include baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and softball. Fencing programs are also available for children over 6 as well as for adults.

To the northern border, Grover Cleveland Park, offers jogging, fishing and lighted tennis courts.

Residents can also join the Caldwell Community Pool.


Enrollment is about 250 at the Essex Fells School, which teaches prekindergarten through Grade 6. Average class size is 16.1; the state average is 18.2. Older students attend public schools operated by the West Essex Regional School District, which also serves Roseland, Fairfield and North Caldwell. West Essex Regional Middle School, in North Caldwell, has 575 students in Grades 7 and 8. West Essex Regional High School, also in North Caldwell, has about 1,000 students in Grades 9 through 12.

Jonathan Curcio