North Caldwell is a borough in northwestern Essex County, New Jersey, United States, and a suburb of New York City. The borough is bordered by Little Falls, Wayne, Fairfield Township, Cedar Grove, West Caldwell, Caldwell, Essex Fells and Verona. 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.
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. In 1702, settlers purchased the 14,000 acres Horseneck Tract — so-called because of its irregular shape that suggested a horse’s neck and head — from the Lenni Lenape Native Americans for goods equal to $325.
The North Caldwell Public Schools serve students in Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade. 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.