Homes for Sale in Cranford, NJ by Price
Come Explore the Breathtaking Beauty of Cranford
Welcome to Cranford, NJ, where children play in the quiet neighborhood streets, residents jog in the morning sunshine, dogs sniff happily along the yards on their afternoon walk, and even the wildlife isn’t afraid to make an appearance at a local park. Scenic, tree-lined streets host charming single-family homes, and breathtaking Victorian estates overlook the sparkling waters of the Rahway River. It’s a community founded in the comforts and serenity of days long-gone, and yet, with easy access to Manhattan and plenty of its own restaurants, shops, and activities, it truly is the perfect small-town community for settling down away from the hustle-and-bustle of big-city life. Discover incredible Victorian homes and charming neighborhoods, explore rich history and lush parks. Find attractions, entertainment, shopping, dining, and so much more.
If you’re looking for a small, close-knit town featuring beautiful riverfront property, a busy downtown, lots of activities, top schools, and convenient public transportation to New York City, Cranford just might be the place for you.
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Cranford Parks & Rec
The Township is proud of its recreational facilities that include two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and fitness complex at the Centennial Avenue Recreation Center, a bike path, a canoe club, tennis courts, and sports fields and parks. Also in town, the Cranford Clay Courts Tennis Club, and the Rahway River, where you can enjoy paddling, fishing, picnicking, or simply soaking in the sunshine and beautiful scenery. The Cranford Community Center is available to all residents. It offers a gym, game room, and lounge. There are many programs offered for all ages, including Barre, Zumba, yoga, pilates, arts, crafts, and much more.
Outstanding Events & Entertainment
Following a theme of strong community values, Thursday nights in April are designated as “Cranford Family Dinner Nights”. Local restaurants and stores support the event with special offers and discounts.
But there are plenty of other town-wide events as well, like the Fall Festival in October, complete with the “Rubber Duck Derby”. There’s also the Annual Scarecrow Stroll, a Halloween Parade, and a visit from Santa Claus in December. You’ll never be bored in Cranford!
Let's Eat in Cranford!
If you're looking for a restaurant, you won't go hungry in Cranford! The town is home to an assortment of restaurants and eateries, like the expensive and popular A Toute Heure, which boasts locally-sourced foods and a “BYO” policy. Pairings also has delicious food and a unique trendy vibe. There are also a host of other, more modest restaurants in town, from Bel Paese for homemade pasta to Rockin'Joe Coffee House in the center of town. Pizza place preferences are based on personal taste, but Emma's Brick Oven in the center of Cranford Shopping District doesn't disappoint! And if you're looking for a good Bakery, for bread, it's hard to beat Breadsmith.
Rich in History
During its early history, the area of land now populated by the shops, homes, and businesses of Cranford was merely the location of the Minisink Train, as well as grist and saw mills along the Rahway River, where grain was ground for George Washington’s army during the Revolutionary war. Cranford grew commercially in the mid to late 1800s with the presence of the railroad and the Rahway River—also a site for boating and river carnivals. By the turn of the 19th Century, Cranford was known as ‘the Venice of New Jersey’, during which time it was a popular summer resort town for the wealthy of New York City who built their grand homes along the River.
Resources and Amenities of Cranford
Education & Schooling
The Cranford Public School District consistently ranks among the highest in Statewide education polls, and in fact, in 2017 reports by school-rated Niche.com, it was not only found to be among the best districts in the state, but also among the safest. Schools within the district consist of Bloomingdale Ave, Brookside Place, Walnut Avenue, and Livingston Avenue elementary schools, Hillside Avenue and Orange Avenue middle schools, and Cranford High School. All schools have been rated an A- or greater by Niche.
Commuting from Cranford to NYC
Many Cranford residents are commuters who work in Manhattan and need transportation on a daily basis to New York City. Cranford offers daily public transportation both by train and bus. The town is based in the New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley network and provides frequent service direct to Newark Penn Station, where you can find a connecting service into the NYC Penn Station. The total commute takes about 45 minutes. New Jersey Transit also offers an express bus service, 113, which is about a 45 minute ride to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.
Cranford Real Estate & Housing
Housing in Cranford can best be described as eclectic; there’s a mix of large Victorians, 1950s ranches, Cape Cods, and Colonials. There are a few newer apartment and condominium buildings in the mix-use Cranford Crossing complex. Prices range greatly from about $170,000 for a condo to over $1 million for Victorian homes along the River.
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