About FairfieldLocated in Essex County, Fairfield's 7000 people occupy 10.4 miles. It is crossed by Route 46, 80 & 159. It has one elementary school that hosts kindergarten thru 3rd grades and one that hosts 4th thru 6th grade. The junior high, grades 7 thru 9 and the high school, grades 10 thru 12 are part of the West Essex Regional School District, located in North Caldwell. The District is shared with Essex Fells, North Caldwell and Roseland. There is easy access to the malls in Wayne. Made up of mostly modest to upscale one family houses, apartment hunters can find reasonably priced townhouses and garden apartments.