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Old 04-06-2014, 04:02 AM
 
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Can anyone give any insight to Cranford ave in Cranford, nj? There's some new builds going up and the street seems mixed with old run down homes and brand new construction. Looks a bit sketchy. Is this a multi-cultural area? Is it prone to flooding? Why such the diverse housing? Thanks
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:35 PM
 
Location: cranford, NJ
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sketchy? You can't look at a street independently of the town. Its not like you can walk from one block to the next and see entirely different demographics, nor does any one street exist in its own dimension entirely unaffected by everything around it. Cranford is a good town, with good schools and a lovely downtown. We just moved here recently and love it. Cranford Ave is in a good area, it doesn't flood, and its walking distance to downtown and the park.
What I believe is that the newer homes are younger families, or people just moving in. The homes that look more run down are occupied by older individuals who have owned those homes, probably for decades and haven't done updates. Eventually they sell and move on, younger families move in and renovate or rebuild.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:40 AM
 
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Thanks, we're very familiar with cranford as well and love the town. It's lovely. My question was just specific to cranford Ave. After doing research we've learned that the street is a diverse street and inter-racially mixed. Not that this is a problem, but we just found it strange that there was such a difference in housing on this and several surrounding streets near it which we didn't find in most other streets in Cranford. Cranford Ave and a few of the surrounding streets are "transitioning streets" as I've been told by some realtors. It is not located in a flood zone which is great.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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Thanks, we're very familiar with cranford as well and love the town. It's lovely. My question was just specific to cranford Ave. After doing research we've learned that the street is a diverse street and inter-racially mixed. Not that this is a problem, but we just found it strange that there was such a difference in housing on this and several surrounding streets near it which we didn't find in most other streets in Cranford. Cranford Ave and a few of the surrounding streets are "transitioning streets" as I've been told by some realtors. It is not located in a flood zone which is great.
I am familiar with the streets around that as my aunt lived there since the 1970s. Also, that area is near the recycling center where we dump recyclables and cut grass

1. You're right, it doesn't flood there.

2. I noticed last year a lot of new upgrades going on in that area (including my aunt's, who upgraded their home then sold it), so that's what you might have been seeing.

3. Nothing sketchy about that area as far as I know, though it is at the edge of the Cranford borders.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:09 PM
 
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It is a mixed street, but new houses are filling either empty lots or replace old ones. This street doesn't flood.
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