ESSEX FELLS, NJ — As part of Niche.com's annual rankings, Essex Fells and North Caldwell each have been ranked among the top 35 communities to raise a family statewide.

Essex Fells is No. 31 and North Caldwell is No. 34 in New Jersey. A Pittsburgh-based company, Niche.com employs public data sets and millions of reviews to arrive at its rankings.

Essex Fells received an overall Niche.com grade of A+, with the categories of Public Schools and “Good for Families” also scoring at A+. It is ranked the fifth-best place in Essex County to raise a family.

North Caldwell received an overall Niche.com grade of A+, with the categories of Public Schools and Good for Families getting an A+ and Crime and Safety scoring an A-. It is No 6 on the Niche.com list of best places in Essex County to raise a family.

Upper Montclair, Mountain Lakes and Short Hills comprise Niche.com’s top three places in New Jersey to raise a family in 2020. The full list can be found here.