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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Cranford Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 23,882. Cranford Township is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Cranford Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cranford Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Cranford Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Cranford Township are highly rated.
About Cranford Township...
Population
23,882

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$474,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,677
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Cranford Township Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    12.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    45.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    721.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Cranford Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$126,655
National
$55,322

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Cranford Township Reviews

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I grew up in Cranford, left, then returned for 3 years to sell my parents home and have seen many bad changes in downtown. It has become a drinking mecca with too many drunk drivers going home unscathed from police. Where are clothing stores and other interesting stores to justify your parking meter money. It's nothing more than a boring, greedy, alcoholic town. Good riddance!
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Great school system, close proximity to NYC. The train goes directly into the city, which is very convenient. The downtown is really cute and full of good restaurants and small businesses. Unfortunately, many aspects of cranford, such as the shoppes, can be really overpriced. The local parks, such as Nomahegan and Mohawk, are really stunning and are teeming with wildlife. The local community college is affordable; the campus is great with lots of parking and security officers. The town is very family friendly and caters to families with frequent town events.
Quaint New Jersey suburb with a pleasant downtime of shops and restaurants from a variety of ethnicities. Large Irish American and Italian American populations. Some lovely parks and green spaces throughout the town. Historic Rahway River crosses through the town, which makes for fun canoeing. Lots of sports and activities for children and teenagers.