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Ideally located on one of Essex Fells' most desired streets, this gracious Colonial offers the flawless combination of timeless elegance and comfortable living sought by today's buyers. The home boasts plenty of curb appeal w/ a sweeping front lawn,
TIME TO ESCAPE To Your Own Resort! Elegant custom built Colonial on almost an acre of professionally landscaped property. 6,300+ SF of luxurious living space. First floor has LR with gas-fire fpl.,formal DR,guest suite with bath,over-sized great room
Located In the Most Picturesque Neighborhood Of Essex Fells, This Classic Stone English Tudor Has Over An Acre Of Private Retreat-Like Grounds. This Signature Property Has Been Fully Renovated To Create A Thoroughly Updated Home That Has Kept The Int
Luxury at its finest in this special, sophisticated residence that was the former Essex Fells Country Club Clubhouse!! Perfectly situated on almost 1 3/4 acre beautifully landscaped lot complete with heated gunite pool, bluestone terrace, underground
Classic elegance greets you upon entering this beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 full bath Center Hall Colonial in desirable Essex Fells. Character and charm throughout along with gorgeous moldings, beautiful hardwood floors, spacious sun filled rooms, plantati
A masterful French-Style Estate tucked away on nearly an acre of luxurious grounds. This timeless white-wash brick 4BR 3.5BA colonial is ideally located in the Borough of Essex Fells & provides an entirely unique living experience. Sitting prominentl
AFTER TAKING A LITTLE VACATION, this sweet home is back on market! Our sellers are ready for a great buyer to make this renovated beauty home! offering a new look with renovations and improvements! Set back away from the street in a tranquil setting,
About Essex Fells
Essex Fells is considered one of the county’s most desirable areas, with its highly regarded school system, grand old homes and close-knit community devoid of a commercial district, by a 1928 ordinance. The borough encompasses 1.3 square miles of hilly, tree-lined terrain.
Despite having a thriving business district, Essex Fells has managed to keep taxes relatively low because of the utility it operates. The borough supplies water from the individual wells it owns to North Caldwell, Caldwell and Roseland. It shares public services with neighboring areas, including the emergency dispatch and municipal court, although it maintains its own police force and volunteer fire department.
Essex Fells is the smallest municipality in the county and because it has no commercial district, it may seem secluded to the areas it borders (Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange).
It’s a little town in a very dense county, with a strong community. The housing stock of 750 or so homes is a mainly single-family detached residences, including midcentury ranches, Capes, prewar colonials and Tudor estates.
The Pond, off Fells Road, is a popular gathering spot in the winter, when it is filled and frozen. Notable residents have included the singer Connie Francis and Johnny Sylvester, the young boy for whom Babe Ruth promised to hit a home run during the 1926 World Series.
Essex Fells is a borough in Essex County, New Jersey. It was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1902, from sections of Caldwell Township (now Fairfield Township). The community’s name was derived by taking “Essex” from the name of the county and adding “Fells” from the name of John F. Fell which also means hill or down.
- New Jersey Family magazine ranked Essex Fells as the best town for families in its 2016 rankings of “New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families”.
- 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.
- Niche.com ranked Essex Fells as the seventh best place to live in its 2019 rankings of the “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey.
- In 2010, Forbes.com listed Essex Fells as 182nd in its listing of “America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes”, with a median home price of $1,140,885.
Essex Fells was part of the Horseneck Tract, which consisted of what are now the municipalities of Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Fairfield, Verona, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Roseland, combined with portions of Livingston and West Orange.
Based on an ordinance passed in 1928, commercial activity in the borough is limited to a single three-story building constructed to look like a house and two small workshops on a dead end. As of 2000, Essex Fells had 750 houses, most of which were custom built, with many occupying lots several acres in size. The borough has no apartment buildings, office buildings or traffic lights, and until recently, no condominiums. The only units available for rental are in carriage houses and other ancillary structures.
In 1981, the borough was one of seven Essex County municipalities to pass a referendum to become a township, joining four municipalities that had already made the change, of what would ultimately be more than a dozen Essex County municipalities to reclassify themselves as townships in order take advantage of federal revenue sharing policies that allocated townships a greater share of government aid to municipalities on a per capita basis. In 1992, it again became a borough.
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