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Located in Essex County, New Jersey, Essex Fells covers 1.4 square miles and is home to approximately 2,100 people according to the 2010 census. A 2008 issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Essex Fells as its 10th best place to live in New Jersey. It is one of New Jersey's best kept secrets, unknown to most who live more than a few miles away. Essex Fells is home to the seventh largest park in the Essex County park system, Grover Cleveland Park. This massive wooded area covers over 41 acres of land on the western side of Essex Fells along the Caldwell border. The park is home to over three acres of waterways including Pine Brook Creek, which feeds into a small pond and has multiple footbridges throughout. The Essex Fells Recreation Department offers a summer camp in addition to youth leagues for soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and fencing. The Essex County Environmental Center leads educational tours and programs of the surrounding wetland and nearby Passaic River. The Caldwell Community Center boasts a fitness center, cycle room, pool, aerobics studio, babysitting room, gymnasium and more. The center caters to Essex Fells as well as other neighboring boroughs of Caldwell, New Jersey. The Essex Fells Country Club offers an eighteen-hole golf course, a clubhouse with locker rooms and several dining areas, a heated pool and pool house, six tennis courts, and four platform tennis courts. The local school district serves the community with pre-kindergarten through sixth grade education at the Essex Fells School. The West Essex Regional School District provides 7th and 8th grade education at the West Essex regional Middle School and grades 9-12 at the West Essex High School. The Caldwell Public Library of Caldwell, New Jersey caters to the community of Essex Falls with an expansive catalog of materials and programs for children, teens, and adults. The borough of Essex Fells is provided public transportation service by New Jersey Transit to and from Newark on the 29 and 71 routes.

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