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Old 09-26-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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We drove around Cranford today, and we (wife & I ) liked the town a lot. I have tried to find as much information about the flood zones, but unfortunately have not been successful at that. Does anyone in CD have any info about where are the flood zones?

Thanks in advance for the feedback!
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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Default Flood Zones

I live in one of the flood zones. It floods around Nomahegan Park by the farm on Springfield Avenue. Also the Riverside Drive area. Not sure about the Southside of town. I am sure you can go to townhall for detailed info.
I have lived here since 1978 and have been flooded twice. Hurricane Floyd (1999) and then in 2007.
Town claims to be working on the problems.
Other than the floods you can't beat Cranford in my opinion! Great schools,friendly people,programs for children and an overall small town safe atmosphere.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I live in one of the flood zones. It floods around Nomahegan Park by the farm on Springfield Avenue. Also the Riverside Drive area. Not sure about the Southside of town. I am sure you can go to townhall for detailed info.
I have lived here since 1978 and have been flooded twice. Hurricane Floyd (1999) and then in 2007.
Town claims to be working on the problems.
Other than the floods you can't beat Cranford in my opinion! Great schools,friendly people,programs for children and an overall small town safe atmosphere.
Thanks for the quick answer. Would it be safe to say that the area around Nomahegan Park is the oldest part of town? Also, are there any specific areas or sections that are more expensive?
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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Default Cranford

I don't think around Nomahegan is the oldest part of Cranford. The split levels around the college are much newer than some other properities on the river and around town. I think if you go to town hall they can answer your questions. If you need flood insurance for your mortgage then you are in a flood zone for sure.
I have been here since the late seventies, raised two children in the school system and have participated in many clubs/activities. Both kids went to a top notch University and were well prepared. I also know of many young families currently in town. I can't say enough nice things about Cranford because I think it is a great town!
Good luck in your home search and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: WFNJ
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I love Cranford and Westfield. Both towns have a lot to offer. I can't wait to move there.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I don't think around Nomahegan is the oldest part of Cranford. The split levels around the college are much newer than some other properities on the river and around town. I think if you go to town hall they can answer your questions. If you need flood insurance for your mortgage then you are in a flood zone for sure.
I have been here since the late seventies, raised two children in the school system and have participated in many clubs/activities. Both kids went to a top notch University and were well prepared. I also know of many young families currently in town. I can't say enough nice things about Cranford because I think it is a great town!
Good luck in your home search and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Thanks Stitchie! We love the town very much. In fact, we started taking our two year old son to the Little Gym on County Road 610 and we fell in love with the town. As I mentioned before, I have tried to search for information about the flooding areas with no success. However, I will take your advice about going to town hall and ask questions.

Since you have lived in the town for such a long time, can you provide any info on demographic changes? Does people move out a lot and that sort of thing?

Thanks again!
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I love Cranford and Westfield. Both towns have a lot to offer. I can't wait to move there.
Although a great town, I have not felt the "down to earth" kinda attitude from most Westfielders I have met. Cranford seems to have the best of both worlds in my opinion.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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Default Cranford Mobility

As I have been here for over 30 years I have seen very little activity as far as moving goes. Most of the people I am friends with (met through my kids in school) are still in town. Many of their grown children are moving into town. My neighbors are basically the same. Only a few houses have changed hands due to death or divorce. I,of course, can only speak for the limited number of people I know but I do not see a big transition in Cranford. The same people at the pool,library,shops, schools,restaurants etc. from year to year. I like the fact people actually know you when you enter their establishment.
If you choose Cranford I am confident you will be very happy with your decision for years to come.
I also think that there is a homey 'feel' to Cranford unlike other neighboring towns. People are friendly and welcoming. There is a Newcomers Club you may want to join if you move here to meet other young families. I can get you info if you want it.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Coral Springs
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Lived there for a year & loved the town & still do.
Only moved for a better commute to the job I had at the time.
Good luck, there are a lot of nice houses to chose from!
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:21 AM
 
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Stitchie3,

I just moved into town few months ago and would love to get some information on the Newcomers Club. PM is preferred method.

Great town and people so far. As a minority, I am already feel like at home.
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