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Old 09-08-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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Hi All:

How are you. I looked at some houses in Cranford NJ last weekend. Based on what I have read on this forum, it seems to me that Cranford is a really nice town. When I looked at a house on Johnson Ave and the area looked skyptical to me. If anyone knows Cranford well, would you please let me know whether there is any area in Cranford that we should avoid? Is Cranford in the flood zone? I have noticed the house requires flood insurance.

Is north Cranford much better than south part? Thanks very much for all your replies.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Funny that you mention Johnson Avenue!!! Growing up in Cranford, Johnson Avenue was considered the ONE street that wasn't so nice. Honestly, looking back, it was probably because the few African American people in Cranford all lived on that block, and people in Cranford (which was overwhelmingly white) were put off by that a bit, I suppose.

No part of Cranford is "sketchy", but Johnson Ave is literally the ONE street in town that doesn't look so nice.

There are beautiful parts in Cranford on both the north and south side...but the North side has the better reputation due to larger lot sizes and therefore the houses are typically larger. Hope this helps!
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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That is strange that the house on Johnson requires flood insurance, as there is no river nearby. Houses that are right near the river do require flood insurance, as the river WILL flood.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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That is strange that the house on Johnson requires flood insurance, as there is no river nearby. Houses that are right near the river do require flood insurance, as the river WILL flood.
Hi Tommyc_37: thanks for the information. I asked the agent about flood insurance, she did say that Cranford used to be flooded. The property I looked at did have the flood insurance requirement information and the quote. That's why I get confused. Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Cranford NJ
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You did not mention what your price range is. The reason this is important is that Cranford really starts at $450,000. North side is a little pricier. The North west quadrant is the flood zone, although there are other low lying areas that are affected with localized flooding issues, and may require flood insurance. There are few areas that are not so desirable, but that is rapidly changing.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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You did not mention what your price range is. The reason this is important is that Cranford really starts at $450,000. North side is a little pricier. The North west quadrant is the flood zone, although there are other low lying areas that are affected with localized flooding issues, and may require flood insurance. There are few areas that are not so desirable, but that is rapidly changing.
I think that's a little high. You can get a nice house in Cranford for $400,000.
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