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On the banks of the Rahway River, you will find the peaceful suburban community of Cranford Township. Just seventeen miles from New York City, Cranford is a popular choice for families who want proximity to the Big Apple as much as a thriving business district in their own community. Named NJ.com’s Best Downtown in New Jersey in both 2018 and 2019, Cranford’s town center offers fine dining, boutiques for all budgets, and tasteful nightlife options. The New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association also honored Cranford with the Great Downtown award in 2018.
Still, with 66% of its land area zoned for residential use, Cranford strikes the balance between bustling and serene. In just a few minutes, you can walk, bike, or drive from downtown to a quiet residential street, passing ample green space and other community assets, such as the Cranford Canoe Club, along the way.
Many Cranford residents are initially drawn to the town’s outstanding school district, which educates over 4,000 students across seven schools. Cranford’s public school system is home to one of New Jersey Monthly’s top 15 “Most Innovative Curriculums,” and boasts an impressive 11:1 student-teacher ratio. Alternative, private, and parochial schools are also within town limits. After school, there are public and private recreational outlets for sports, music, and community service. Finally, Cranford families enjoy access to places of worship for several denominations.
When you buy a home in Cranford, you join a flourishing real estate market and a prosperous community. Whether you want ample lawn space to enjoy New Jersey’s four seasons or walk-to-train access for your daily commute, there is a property in Cranford that will suit your needs. Best of all, you invest in your future when you buy your next home in Cranford—home values are expected to rise by 0.7% in the coming year.
Ready to find your dream home and community in Cranford? Contact the Luxury Homes NJ team today.