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38 Independent Living Facilities near Cranford, NJ

If you’re looking for independent living in the Cranford area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Cranford. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 38 independent living facilities in Cranford, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.


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Cranford Independent Living Facilities | 558 Reviews

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Average starting price $5,957/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Cranford, NJ
CareOne at the Cupola in Paramus, NJ
4.9

When we first came to visit we knew this was the place for our loved one we thought it was just perfect - the community is very clean and we thought the administrative team was very helpful. The value for the money is a 5 plus, it is definitely there. They do have a lot of different things for our loved one and the other residents to do during the day and based on the experience we have had so far we would absolutely recommend CareOne at the Cupola to other families.

Juniper Village at Chatham
5.0

My mother is very happy here at Juniper Village in Chatham. We have a peace of mind afforded the family given the care she is getting that is in surmountable. The very best!!!

The Chelsea at Marlboro
5.0

Our mom moved to The Chelsea at Marlboro a few months ago and her experience has been terrific! We are so happy that the staff has made her really feel like she has a new home. Her apartment is clean and spacious. She enjoys the meals and the activities. We feel comfortable knowing that if we are not around, our mom is well taken care of.

Atria Cranford

10 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Conveniently located just off the Garden State Parkway, down the road from Rahway River Park, Atria Cranford has served Union County families for more than 20 years. A friendly, tenured staff – including more than 60 employees with over a decade of experience at the community – is available 24/7....

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(88 reviews)

The staff is very attentive to both the resident and family members. The place is very clean and very bright. The food is excellent. And they have plenty of activities and entertainment every day.

Arbor Terrace Mountainside

1050 Springfield Avenue, Mountainside, NJ 07092

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Arbor Terrace Mountainside provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Mountainside, New Jersey area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident will receive unique and...

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4.5(20 reviews)

My mother has been at Arbor Terrace for 2 years….I can not recommend it strongly enough! We initially chose it because the building is beautiful and emmaculate . The residents seemed happy and friendly. ...

The Brielle at Seaview

140 Friendship Ln, Staten Island, NY 10314

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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The Brielle at Seaview, a non-profit community, is nestled in a natural wooded oasis right on Staten Island. We offer assisted living and memory care on a 10-acre campus that's comfortably removed from the surrounding noise and hectic pace. It's an idyllic setting where you can enjoy walking...

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Beauty Salon
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3.9(24 reviews)

We have had a very positive experience with The Brielle at Seaview. What drew him to this facility was all of the surrounding trees that were very established. [name removed] is getting along very well and...

Sunrise of Summit

26 River Road, Summit, NJ 07901

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Ideally located just down the road from the Village Green in Summit, New Jersey, and only 20 miles from Manhattan, Sunrise of Summit provides highly personalized care and services—including assisted living and memory care—to seniors in a bright, cheerful, and modern atmosphere. Our community...

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Beauty Salon
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4.7(6 reviews)

The care managers are extra helpful, they really care. [name removed] who has been with the company for 17 years, she can help with everything. Facility is top notch.

Brookdale West Orange

520 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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You’ll have the care you need if you need it so you can focus on having fun.With assisted living and memory care on one campus, we customize your care to your specific needs. And our community is just 30 minutes away from New York City so you can enjoy all the great shopping and restaurants that...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.9(50 reviews)

The staff strives to make it a place the residents feel at home, instead of an intuition feel. The front desk staff members are friendly, and it doesn't feel like a security desk. The program staff for the...

Brighton Gardens of Edison

1801 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Brighton Gardens of Edison is located just minutes from the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 1, Route 287, and is within walking distance from the Metro Park train station. Residents may enjoy the many nearby attractions including the Menlo Park Mall, seasonal farmers markets,...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.9(61 reviews)

Brighton Gardens is clean and takes good care of their patients. Caregivers are compassionate and helpful. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for. My mom is in the assisted living for dementia, I...

Brighton Gardens of Florham Park

21 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Come visit our community nestled in the suburbs of Florham Park with tree-lined walking paths surrounding us. Enter our community and you'll experience first hand the Sunrise Difference.Please call for more information or to schedule a visit to find out how Brighton Gardens can enrich your life...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(42 reviews)

It's a nice place with friendly staff and comfortable rooms. The care has been pretty good. I just wish there were more activities, especially in the memory care unit.

Winchester Gardens

333 Elmwood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Since our beginning in the early 20th century as a not for profit community, we have provided a quality retirement experience. Now, as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, that retirement experience includes a gracious and elegant lifestyle augmented by highly professional staff, outstanding...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.9(10 reviews)

We have had an excellent experience so far, the place is lovely and overall we are very pleased. Just like everybody else there are times where you can tell they are understaffed but they are still very...

CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living

76 Passaic Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living is conveniently located near major highways and sits between the Livingston Mall and Short Hills Mall on Passaic Avenue.  We take pride in providing a broad continuum of health care services in a Campus setting. Part of a CareOne Senior Care...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.9(45 reviews)

My mother has been at Care One for 5 months in Assisted Living and is very much thriving there. Wonderful staff that really seems to care and is always responsive. Varied daily activities and the kitchen...

Sunrise of Westfield

240 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(15 reviews)

I have had the pleasure of having both my parents reside in Sunrise of Westfield. It's not an easy decision to move a loved one into assisted living, but knowing my parents needed more care than they could...

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Brighton Gardens of Mountainside

1350 Route 22 West, Mountainside, NJ 07092

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Brighton Gardens of Mountainside offers personalized care for older adults in Union County, NJ. Our compassionate team, including our Designated Care Managers, provides individualized care to fit your unique needs and preferences. We work to promote your independence, while providing you the...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(35 reviews)

The staff members are very friendly and so far our loved one has not complained about any of the meals or dining service. He has been to several different activities and he always talks about how much fun...

The Chelsea at Fanwood

295 South Ave., Fanwood, NJ 07023

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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The Chelsea offers an attractive new lifestyle alternative for older adults who may be experiencing some difficulty managing on their own at home. The Chelsea offers a gracious environment with many beautiful common areas. It is conveniently located within a short distance of shops, restaurants,...

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Guest meals
5.0(2 reviews)

This is the best place and we think it is amazing. We have been very happy with our experience here. I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones and already have. My loved one loves the...

The Esplanade Staten Island

1415 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

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Provides: Independent Living

When You Think of The Esplanade, Think of Us as Family.As a family-owned and operated organization for more than fifty years, The Esplanade has always championed respect for the elderly and delivery of the quality care that they have rightfully earned.We’re dedicated to creating a warm,...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(2 reviews)

I love this place for my mom it’s like hanging out in at a resort. The place is always clean and smells good. The food is awesome she loves getting involved in the activities like playing bingo and many...

Juniper Village at Chatham

500 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ 07928

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Juniper Village at Chatham is a gracious and enriching home to approximately 100 individuals. Located within walking distance to shopping and restaurants in the heart of beautiful Chatham Township, our classically appointed decor offers a refined ambiance while our distinctive programs nurture...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(40 reviews)

We got a good value out of this community and I would recommend this community to anyone looking for somewhere for their loved one. The food is excellent and good and the staff are very good with the...

Bethany Residence

401 Rutgers Ave., Hillside, NJ 07205

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.0(3 reviews)

Bethany Residence is very family oriented, very cozy but just not as flashy which is why the cleanliness got 3 stars - it is just older and worn. They do have in house activities.

Brandywine Senior Living at Mountain Ridge

680 Mountain Boulevard, Watchung, NJ 07069

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Scenically situated in Watchung, Somerset County, Brandywine Senior Living at Mountain Ridge provides an elegant environment for older adults who may require a degree of personal assistance, but also desire the freedom of independence. Mountain Ridge is nestled in the picturesque landscape of the...

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4.4(17 reviews)

I feel so blessed that I found Brandywine at Mountain Ridge for my cousin [name removed]. A friend had recommended it to me, and from the first time that I visited, I knew it was the right place for [name...

The Heritage of Clara Barton

1015 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ 08837

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Heritage of Clara Barton offers independent and assisted living services in a breathtaking and unique setting. Our community is actually a renovated school building built in the early 1920s and is now composed of 84 assisted living apartments and 27 independent living apartments.Our community...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(28 reviews)

My parents have been so incredibly happy and blessed to live in this facility. The staff is clearly committed to providing the utmost care and communication. As we continue to adjust to the new normal...

Canterbury Village

33 Mount Pleasant Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

Established in 1921 in West Orange, NJ Canterbury Village is an experienced Assisted Living Residence. With only 53 residents we offer personalized assistance, support and healthcare services, available 24 hours a day. Our reasonable monthly service fee includes a spacious private studio with...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(23 reviews)

The community was clean anytime we would go see my loved one. The community was extremely friendly from the administration down to the janitor. Everyone was always smiling and always asking what...

Branch Brook Park Manor

212 Clifton Ave, Newark, NJ 07104

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

Branch Brook Park Manor is an exciting residential option for seniors who are in need of supportive, long term care. We have had the privilege of serving seniors and their families for over 30 years. We provide all of the comprehensive services of a larger facility while maintaining the ...

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3.9(9 reviews)

They have been very accommodating to the specific & individual needs of each patient. They are very mom & pop shop-like vs a big organization with a factory-feel. They provide a very personalized experience...

Spring Meadows Summit

41 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

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Provides: Assisted Living

Discover a verdant community in bloom at Spring Meadows Summit, offering Assisted Living services in Summit, New Jersey. Completely refurbished in 2012, our warm and inviting community features experienced and professional staff members who are committed to improving the quality of life of our...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
3.8(25 reviews)

We chose this facility because it seemed to be the best, they did just recently get bought out and they are Brandywine. They are refurbishing everything and Brandywine is definitely a good company. I would...

Amber Court of Elizabeth

1155 E Jersey St, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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Amber Court of Elizabeth offers comfortable, caring and affordable Assisted Living choices for seniors. We are located in the thriving downtown area of Elizabeth. We are near many urban conveniences, such as restaurants, shopping, banking, entertainment, and much more. Major highways and public...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
3.7(6 reviews)

I am very satisfied with the service and caring kindness of the staff. My mom has been a resident at Amber court since 2014 she feels safe and enjoys herself there. She is very active in the community It...

Sunrise of Livingston (Opening Fall 2022)

290 W S Orange Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly

Maple Tree Manor

1255 Rahway Ave, Avenel, NJ 07001

Provides: Senior Apartments

Maple Tree Manor located in Woodbridge Township is an affordable senior community for people aged 62 and over. It consists of 88 units, mostly 1-bedroom, with a few studios and 2-bedroom units.

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5.0(1 review)

I was truly impressed with the building, management and the apartments were immaculate with well kept grounds. I loved the security of the building. Unless a resident buzzed you in you can not even enter the...

The Enclave At Livingston

2101 Latham Court, Livingston, NJ 07039

Provides: Senior Apartments

5.0(1 review)

My aunt lives in the Enclave in Livingston NJ and has been receiving care from assisting hands of Livingston. The care that they provide is amazing and gives our family comfort and peace of mind.

Brandywine Living At Livingston

369 EMount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.4(5 reviews)

I really don't know where to begin by talking about Brandywine Living at Livingston. My mom lived in Florida, but was in need of assisted living. I was her health care surrogate and loving daughter who was...

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Cost of independent living in Cranford, NJ

The average cost of senior living in Cranford is 5,957 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Edison, NJ with an average of 1,544 per month.

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In Cranford, New Jersey, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Cranford, New Jersey, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

Cranford, New Jersey, is car dependent. Seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Cranford include a free senior township bus service and train routes. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Cranford has limited biking infrastructure and is somewhat walkable.

Health care

Cranford offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has a few hospitals, including Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway and Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

Senior activities

Cranford, New Jersey, is known for its nature and history. Seniors can stroll the walking trails in Nomahegan Park or learn about wildlife at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary. History buffs can tour the Crane-Phillips House Museum or attend the Cranford Historical Society’s events. Furthermore, seniors can benefit from the weekly programming at the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department. Seniors can choose to participate in activities such as senior clubs, exercise classes, and more in the local area.

What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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The Birches at Newtown, Van Dyk Park Place and Atria Rye Brook are the top rated independent living facilities near Cranford, New Jersey. See full list of communities.

There are 38 independent living facilities near Cranford, New Jersey. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Cranford, New Jersey are Brookdale West Orange. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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