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Cranford by the Numbers

Getting Around

Union: 10 min
Elizabeth: 20 min
Newark: 22 min


Population: 24,054
Zip Code: 07016
County: Union
Median Home Price: $519,000

Spotlights of Cranford

Downtown Cranford

Sample cuisine from some of the top-rated restaurants in New Jersey, shop at locally owned specialty stores and boutiques, or just stroll down the tree-line streets of Downtown Cranford to enjoy everything this suburb has to offer. Highlights include Track 5 Coffee and ANTHEM style + gift.

William Miller Sperry Observatory

Located on the Union County College campus, this world-class observatory is a hotspot for both amateur and professional astronomers alike. The facility opens up to the public every Friday for a free night sky viewing and educational talk. If you're lucky, you can even take a peek through the telescopes to see planets, stars, and much more! 

Cranford Canoe Club

Paddle along four miles of the Rahway River at the Cranford Canoe Club, a natural oasis located just off of Springfield Avenue. Guests can rent a canoe or kayak or bring their own for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. And when you're done, be sure to stop by the on-site cafe for some delicious hot dogs and ice cream. 

Cranford Attractions

What You'll LOVE in Cranford

Cranford is so much more than just a small town—in fact, it's even been dubbed "The Venice of New Jersey" thanks to its scenic location along the Rahway River. Here are a few more things you should know about this growing community. 

Verdant Green Spaces

Cranford is home to over 15 town-run parks and recreation centers, as well as various green spaces maintained by Union County. Flowering trees and scenic bridges crossing over the Rahway River dot the landscape of Nomahegan Park, one of Cranford's most popular natural destinations. You'll also find plenty of locals enjoying the outdoors at Lenape Park or staying active at the Cranford Community Center.

Arts & Culture

Believe it or not, you'll find a vast selection of theaters, art galleries, and other amazing cultural destinations right here in Cranford. Starting in 2021, the town plans to host its inaugural film festival at the Cranford Theatre, a family-owned hangout that shows all the latest flicks. Be sure to also check out PorchFest—an annual music festival—or catch an art show at historic Dreyer Farms. 

A+ Schools

Looking for a community with some of the best schools in the state? Students living in Cranford are served by Cranford Township Public Schools, which features seven schools and employs over 200 teachers. The district's innovative curriculum has won multiple statewide and national awards for its emphasis on technology and service learning. The main campus of Union County College is also located in Cranford.

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Want to get to know a little more about life in Cranford or Union County's other serene suburbs? Get in touch with me, Walter Burns, to jumpstart your home search. I'd be happy to send over the latest listings or chat about your real estate goals. 

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