Cranford is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. Cranford was incorporated as a township in 1871.
Cranford's location is strategic and offers convenient access to multiple destinations to residents and commuters. The Garden State Parkway passes through the township, other major high ways are minutes away. NJ Transit offers both train and bus service to New York. And according to Wikipedia, Newark International Airport is only 13 minutes away.
The Cranford Township Public Schools are a comprehensive public school system that serves students in grades Pre-K - 12th. Cranford High School was ranked 51st among 328 public high schools in New Jersey in 2012 by New Jersey Monthly magazine and has won a series of national and statewide awards. The main campus of Union County College is also located in Cranford.
Cranford residents also enjoy recreational facilities that include two outdoor pools, an indoor pool and fitness complex, bike path, canoe club, tennis courts, sports fields and parks. The downtown area features a quaint shopping and dining. Real Estate in Cranford features quaint tree lined neighborhoods where the houses vary in style, from traditional colonials and cape cods, to detailed Victorians and updated and new construction homes, too.
The security organization Safewise ranked Cranford 34th among the 50 safest cities in New Jersey (2014). New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Cranford as its 34th best place to live in its 2010 rankings of the "Best Places To Live".