Introduction to West Caldwell, New Jersey
West Caldwell, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 6 miles S of Wayne, New Jersey and 9 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Newark metropolitan statistical area. About 11,233 people live in West Caldwell.
West Caldwell History
Caldwell was originally a part of a town called Horseneck Tract. It was settled in the early 1700s. The name was changed to "Caldwell Township" after the Revolutionary War. It was named after James Caldwell, a pastor and local war hero.
West Caldwell and nearby Attractions
- Roseland Historical Society
- Turtle Back Zoo
- Mountain Rodge Country Club
- West Essex Park
- Eagle Rock Reservation
- Montclair Art Museum
Things To Do In West Caldwell
West Caldwell is an upper middle class town which offers a wide range of amenities. It has 9 parks and several land preserves. There are good shopping opportunities in the town's many stores and strip malls. The town also has two town pools for public use.
West Caldwell Transportation
Newark International Airport provides air transportation.
West Caldwell Higher Education
There are several institutions offering higher education around the area, like Montclair State University, Seton Hall University and William Paterson University Of New Jersey.