Cranford & Garwood

Cranford NJ Downtown

Cranford Township, New Jersey

Primarily residential in character, Cranford Township in Union County, NJ boasts a renovated downtown district that sets the pace for the pleasing suburban atmosphere. This charming district draws residents and visitors to brick-paved sidewalks, flower beds, attractive storefronts, and Victorian elegance. Cranford is a walker’s delight with specialty stores, lovely plazas, charming cafes, and quaint neighborhoods. Aside from shopping and dining, Cranford also boasts a five-screen movie theater, often featuring independent and limited-release films. The township provides a small-town lifestyle with easy access to urban amenities.

More than 415 acres of county parkland are close to home, including local parks, nature centers, hiking/biking trails, bridle trails, and athletic fields for abundant recreational opportunities with two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and fitness complex, and a canoe club.

The Cranford Public School District has ranked consistently high in statewide polls.

It’s an easy commute from the Cranford train station to New York City. The local New Jersey Transit trains take about 48 minutes to get into New York Penn Station (with a changeover in Newark Penn Station). Cranford is located just 23 miles from Midtown NYC. Depending on traffic, the average driving commute could be anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half.

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Garwood, NJ

The Borough of Garwood, New Jersey

Garwood, NJ is a 0.7-square-mile borough in Union County with a population of more than 4,000. It is bordered by Westfield on the west and by Cranford on the east. Garwood Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Public school students for grades 9-12 attend Arthur L. Johnson High School in the neighboring Clark Public School District.

Garwood boasts four parks. The Hartman Park, on the north side of town, has picnic tables, a playground, water fountain, and large basketball court. Georgiana Memorial Park, also on the north side, pays tribute to the late Mayor Georgiana Gurrieri with a gazebo and bench area. Unami Park, on the south side, is a county-owned park with a playground, sports courts and fields, biking trails, and picnicking areas. Garwood Little League Park, also on the south side, offers ball fields, playgrounds, and picnic tables.

The Garwood train station offers limited New Jersey Transit rail service on the Raritan Valley Line. New Jersey Transit provides bus service on two different lines to the Port Authority Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and to Newark. The Newark Liberty International Airport is only a 15-minute drive.

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