"Suburban NJ at its best (or worst-depends on day)" Cranford by feline01
Cranford Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 3 photos
Above is the house I grew up in and lived from age 0 to age 17 when I left for college. Cranford was and is a typical suburban town. I'm not going to bore you with the history especially since I don't really know it but it's main purpose seems to provide upper-midde class families to rich families an opportunity for their children to attend good schools while the parents work at white-collar jobs in New York City and the surrounding environs. Unfortunately, my parents were one of the town's few lower-middle class to poorer families who bought in when it was still affordable. Downtown Cranford is a nice little place to visit with a great coffee shop, Cafe Rock and the Rahway River meanders through the town. I actually saw a bit of downtown Cranford in the movie, Far From Heaven with Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid. Not surprising, a rich town needs ways to bring in more money!
Of course, the Rahway River is a toxic waste dump but it looks pretty. You can even canoe or kayak it if you're daring. Just try not to stare too hard at that sh*t-brown water, gets a bit skeevy.
Cranford's greatest assets are its accessibility to New York City by car, bus or train and it's relatively low crime rate. And of course, me!
- Pros:Cute town near NYC.
Downtown Cranford is a really cute place to visit with small shops. It sure beats having to go to a shopping... more travel advice
Regularly serviced by the 113 bus from Port Authority, New York City or the 59 bus to Newark, NJ and the Raritan Valley... more travel advice
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