Cranford, NJ has a rich history with an amazing environment to work and live in. Many family farms are found around town and with it only being located just seventeen miles from New York City, Cranford is an ideal community to raise a family.
There are many historical landmarks, historic mills, fascinating architecture, old trains and so much more throughout the town. Those historic sites and the Historic Tree Garden are all located within 4.82 square miles. Cranford was once known as the Venice of New Jersey and is home to some of the oldest commercial buildings in the state of New Jersey. The township was incorporated in 1871 and became a valuable spot for travel to New York City via railroad.
The downtown area of Cranford also boasts many interesting independent shops and restaurants.