Essex Fells, New Jersey

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Essex Fells is a borough in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,162.

Essex Fells was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 31, 1902, from portions of Caldwell Township (now Fairfield Township).[6] In 1981, Essex Fells became a township to take advantage of federal revenue sharing policies.[7] Effective January 1, 1992, it again became a borough.[8]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Essex Fells as its 10th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[9]



Essex Fells is located at 40°49′39″N 74°16′51″W / 40.827499°N 74.280918°W / 40.827499; -74.280918 (40.827499, -74.280918).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), all of it land.

Grover Cleveland Park, the seventh largest park in the Essex County park system, is a heavily wooded park covering 41.48 acres (167,900 m2) in the western section of the county along the Caldwell-Essex Fells border.

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