Home to around 22,600 residents in Union County, the township of Cranford, New Jersey is a wonderful place to call home. Incorporated in 1871, Cranford was formed from portions of Clark, Linden, Springfield, Union and Westfield townships. In the early 1900s, portions of Cranford were taken to form Garwood and Kenilworth. Cranford is said to be named after John Crane, the man who built a mill in 1720 along the nearby Rahway River. This remarkable community was ranked the 34th best place to live in New Jersey in 2010 by the New Jersey Monthly magazine.
Composed of approximately 4.9 square miles, Cranford borders nine other municipalities. On the north Springfield Township is the border, Kenilworth to the northeast, on the south it’s Winfield Park and Clark, Linden is to the southeast, on the east it’s Roselle and Roselle Park, and on the west it’s Garwood and Westfield. Students in Cranford are served by the Cranford Township Public Schools district which oversees 7 schools and approximately 3,800 students. Schools in the district include: Bloomingdale Avenue, Brookside Place, Hillside Avenue, Livingston Avenue, Orange Avenue, Walnut Avenue and Cranford High schools. There are also several private schools in the community.
In addition to all of those wonderful features, Cranford also has great real estate options. There are diverse homes for sale in Cranford, in a broad price range. Though there are sometime exceptions, generally the highest list price for a condo or townhome in Cranford is around $700,000, while the average list price is near $329,000. The highest list price for a single family home tends to be around $1.3 million, while the average list price is closer to $436,000. Homes for sale in Cranford vary in price depending upon the location, age, size and special features of the property.
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