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Atria Cranford

10 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016

4.0
(76 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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....

Atria West 86

333 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024

4.4
(103 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Ideally situated and all-inclusive, this luxury residence is tailored exclusively to older New Yorkers – and makes it easier to live in the artistic and cultural heart of the City, just one block from scenic Riverside Park. Featuring handsome pre-war architecture, art deco-inspired finishes and...

Atria Lynbrook

100 Peninsula Boulevard, Lynbrook, NY 11563

4.5
(75 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

For more than 20 years, Atria Lynbrook has proudly served the families of Nassau County. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance its beauty and functionality, scheduled for completion in March 2020. Residents will enjoy a host of...

Spring Hills Somerset

473 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873

4.6
(67 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

At Spring Hills Somerset, we are committed to making healthy living the foundation of every aspect of life. From dining that truly satisfies, to fitness that invigorates and motivates, down to the smaller details, such as our use of safe, non-toxic cleaning products in each assisted living...

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Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers

537 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705

4.1
(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

A charming neighborhood setting combined with a location convenient to the fabulous attractions of Manhattan and Westchester County. Located in Westchester County, Classic Residence is close to the historic attractions and cultural allure of Manhattan. #800-S-124 Memory Support #800-F-979

Sutton Gardens Assisted Living

147-02 34th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354

3.4
(92 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

At Sutton Gardens Senior Living, we place great emphasis on Personal Care. Our unique home--like environment allows us to give more attention to each resident. We are like one big family. Our Mission is to preserve dignity and well--being,by providing quality care and enjoyment in a warm and...

Atria Rye Brook

1200 King Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573

4.5
(65 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Atria Rye Brook, you'll have countless opportunities to socialize and learn through a full calendar of activities. Visit our pottery studio complete with potter's wheel and kiln, on-site hair salon and barber shop, media room with large-screen TV and year-round indoor and outdoor pools. Atria...

The Waterford on the Bay

2900 Bragg Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235

4.1
(64 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Waterford on the Bay is Brooklyn's premier waterfront senior living residence. It is one of the most popular assisted living residences which feature a luxurious, hotel-like atmosphere, five-star concierge assistance, daily housekeeping, and a lavish fine dining room, our mission is to...

Atria Riverdale

3718-3726 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10463

3.8
(70 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Conveniently located just minutes from the City, Westchester and New Jersey, Atria Riverdale has been the Bronx's senior living community of choice for more than 15 years. With a continued commitment to quality, they have just completed a $14 million renovation to enhance the beauty and...

Symphony Manor of Feasterville

1730 Buck Road, Feasterville Trevose, PA 19053

3.7
(64 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Symphony Manor of Feasterville is a true Pennsylvania licensed assisted living and memory care with nurses in the community 24 hours a day/7 days a week.Symphony Manor of Feasterville is an assisted living and memory care community located in Lower Bucks County in Feasterville-Trevose,...

Atria Kew Gardens

117-01 84th Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11418

4.2
(59 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio, Semi-Private

For more than 15 years, Atria Kew Gardens has served the families of Queens. With a continued commitment to quality, they have just completed an extensive renovation and expansion to enhance the beauty and functionality of their community — and better serve the growing needs of those living...

Juniper Village at Paramus

186 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

4.1
(60 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Juniper Village at Paramus is a lively community that offers both standard assisted living for those needing a little help with activities of daily life and a secure memory care environment designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders.Lovely outdoor walking paths...

The Arbors at Westbury

45 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753

4.0
(59 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Arbors Assisted Living is the Premier ALL INCLUSIVE assisted living option on Long Island.The Arbors Assisted Living community at Westbury creates a nurturing, supportive and active environment for active senior living. The Arbors adult communities are more than a retirement community or an...

Atria Briarcliff Manor

1025 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

4.4
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Atria Briarcliff Manor offers a charming apartment community combining the amenities of a resort with the beauty of a country inn. Near Law Memorial Park in Westchester, we are within walking distance of the village's downtown area. Whether relaxing on our wraparound porches, staying active at...

Sunrise of Jackson

390 North County Line Road, Jackson, NJ 08527

4.4
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Sunrise of Lower Makefield

631 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067

4.2
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise Senior Living of Lower Makefield offers individualized care in a cozy and private atmosphere, located in Morrisville, Pennsylvania . Sunrise Senior Living of Lower Makefield's accessible location to the nearby city of Yardley makes travel easy to nearby historical attractions including...

Brighton Gardens of Edison

1801 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820

3.9
(53 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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,...

The Birches at Newtown

70 Durham Road, Newtown, PA 18940

4.4
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Birches at Newtown in Newtown, PA offer the ideal setting for your senior living community. If you're looking for a community that exudes a friendly and fun atmosphere while still providing the little extra security you want you're in the right place. You'll be able to get as much...

Somerset Gardens

150 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, NY 11803

4.2
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Somerset Gardens Senior Living of Plainview, conveniently located off the Long Island Expressway, offers personalized assisted living in a warm and caring environment supervised 24 hours a day. Our elegant apartments and dedicated staff ensure that each resident enjoys the comforts of home....

Brighton Gardens of Middletown

620 State Route 35 South, Middletown, NJ 07748

4.1
(47 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Brighton Gardens provides assisted living in an elegant residential environment. We deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Sunrise Principles of Service, we afford families peace-of-mind by providing our residents with...

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Cost of independent living in Cranford, NJ

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,250
    National
  • $3,765
    State
  • $4,496
    Cranford, NJ
  • $4,517
    Franklin Square, NJ
  • $2,655
    Holland, NJ
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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
Complete guide to independent living

 

Learn More About Independent Living in Cranford, NJ

 

Cranford offers typical services like shopping centers, restaurants, and healthcare facilities in a suburban setting that lies within close reach of the big-city attractions found in Newark and New York. Within Cranford’s city limits, residents enjoy local parks and historic sites, like Nomahegan Park and the Revolutionary War Cantonment Site, which highlight the region’s natural beauty and storied past.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Cranford are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Cranford retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Cranford, NJ

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $7,000 in Cranford and $3,100 within the Cranford metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of New Jersey was around $2,800.

 

Learn More About Cranford, NJ

 

Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in Cranford are rated 31 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
131 127 145 134 127 133

 

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$140,203 per year $56,545 per year $118,486 per year $52,043 per year $55,707 per year $11,927 per year $1,063 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Cranford include:

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 120+
  • Specialties: emergency department, physical therapy, joint replacement

Trinitas Regional Medical Center

  • Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 420+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, physical therapy

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Cranford’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, experiencing humid summers and cold winters. The average humidity level is 62%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 67%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
30°F 39°F 20°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
75°F 86°F 63°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 102

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 51″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
44 19.2% 23,892 4,944 per square mile 2.6

 

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
<0.1% 3.3% 2.0% 9.2% <0.1% 1.9% 82.0%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Newark: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 61/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for Union County

Democratic Republican Other
66.3% 30.8% 2.8%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Cranford include:

  • Crane-Phillips House Museum
  • Cranford Hall
  • Revolutionary War Cantonment Site

Outdoor attractions in Cranford:

  • Nomahegan Park
  • McConnell Park
  • Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Cranford’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Cranford Theater
  • Downtown Cranford

 

Transportation

The Union County Paratransit System offers curb-to-curb services to senior citizens and those in need of paratransit services in Cranford. Taxis, and rideshare services like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Cranford.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in New Jersey

The Chelsea at Fanwood, The Delaney of Bridgewater and CareOne East Brunswick Assisted Living NOW OPEN are the top rated independent living facilities near Cranford, New Jersey. See full list of communities.

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