“The Caldwell's”

Caldwell | North Caldwell | West Caldwell

Located Northwestern Essex County, “The Caldwell’s” have much to offer. From being located only 15 miles from New York City, to the many downtown features of restaurants, movie theaters, bars and parks. Caldwell is split up into three different names, North Caldwell, West Caldwell and then there is just Caldwell. These three make up the name “The Caldwell’s”Though today the Caldwell area is considered to be a suburb of both Newark and New York City, the area originally developed as its own individual, self contained community and economy rather than as urban sprawl from a larger city.


If you like the feel of an old classic movie theater, this is the place to be, located in the heart of downtown Caldwell, Caldwell Cinema IV is the place to be. It has 4 theaters, running movies all morning, afternoon and night daily. You can also rent out a theater to have a corporate outing or just for a family event.

Grover Cleveland, the only President that was born in New Jersey was born in Caldwell. Right on Bloomfield ave in Caldwell you are able to find “Grover Cleveland Historical Birthplace Site” Here you are able to see where Grover Cleveland grew up and lived. You are able to reserve a slot to have brunch and take a tour of the house.

One thing that “The Caldwell’s” don’t lack is country clubs. Just within The Caldwell’s themselves they have two country clubs, one being Mountain Ridge Country Club, located in West Caldwell and Green Brooke Country Club located in Caldwell. If you are looking to get a nice round of 18 holes in when the nice weather comes, don’t look as far as these two places to get your swings in.

The Modern Music Academy Is great for all ages, if you are just looking to take a few dance lessons, or be in a dance group you can go there to find it. You also have the opportunity to learn or continue to play the instrument of your choice. Open seven days a week, The Modern Music Academy is one of the places to be if you are into music and or dance.

Parks And Recreation

If you want to find a nice relaxing place to walk, run, sit down, enjoy the beautiful day, the Grover Cleveland Park located in Caldwell is a great spot for that. It is the largest park in the Essex County Park Systems with 41.48 Acres of land. Located within the park is things such as, baseball fields, tennis courts, a few of which are lighted for night time use, Horseshoe pits, ponds for fishing and ice skating, jogging paths, picnic areas and shuffleboard courts.

Located in West Caldwell is the Parks And Recreation Department which right around the corner from the building are soccer fields, they are open to the public, so if you want to just kick around the ball or play a game they are always open.

Camp Wyanokie is a fun place to go to get away from the daily stresses, located in North Caldwell Camp Wyanokie gives a fun experience for kids of all ages and family members. It has 150 acres and is located at the edge of the Norvin Green State Forest.


When you think of restaurants, pubs, bars one of the first towns in the Northern New Jersey area you think of is “The Caldwells” Most restaurants are located on Bloomfield ave which is the main strip that leads through all of the Caldwell towns. If you are looking to go out to a nice Italian style dinner, look no further than Stephanie’s Italian Restaurant located in the heart of Caldwell. If you want to kick back, grab a beer or even enjoy a nice burger, Cloverleaf Tavern is the place to be. “The Caldwells” also have a variety of places to eat, such as Asian Cuisine, Mexican, Middle Eastern. Any kind of food that you want, one of the Caldwells will have.


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. SAT averages last year were 555 in math, 526 in reading and 537 in writing, versus 520, 496 and 499 statewide. The graduation rate for the class of 2010 was 99.6 percent, versus 94.7 percent statewide.


When driving through “The Caldwells” you will see many shops left and right, there are a lot of little stores, antique stores, ma and pa shops as some would say, stores in “The Caldwells” range from nice upscale to fun stuff to buy for birthday parties. if you are looking for the bigger name stores such as Macy’s, Lord and Taylor etc…, you are only 20 minutes from the short hills mall and 15 minutes from the Livingston mall. Not to mention if you were looking for even more stores, New York City Is just around the corner, about a 30-40 minute drive.


There are a few ways to get around from “The Caldwells” the first one being the bus. NJ Transit buses have two leaving from Caldwell. The #29 and #71 Buses. Also there is “DeCamp” #33 Bus line that runs West Caldwell/Wall Street Line.

If you are looking for a main highways, you have 280 and 80 that are right around the corner from “The Caldwells”

If you are looking to fly, “The Caldwells” are only 30 minutes away from the Newark Airport.

There are a three train stations that are within 10 minutes of “The Caldwells” Montclair, Little Falls, Watching Ave train stations. All of which are the NJ Transit Rail.

Jonathan Curcio