Cranbury Township: A New Jersey Treasure June 11, 2020
There is no New Jersey town quite like Cranbury Township. Located in southern Middlesex County within Central Jersey, Cranbury Township is a small town with lots of charm and a strong sense of community. The welcoming 13-square-mile town is composed of diverse residential neighborhoods and vast agricultural lands.
Ranked as one of the best places to live in New Jersey by Niche.com, the township offers a suburban feel with lots of shopping and restaurant destinations and recreational areas and activities. The township is known for its top-rated public school system, which ranks in the top 5% of public schools in New Jersey according to PublicSchoolReview.com. Another highlight of Cranbury Township is its convenient location. It’s situated between New York City and Philadelphia with several major roads and highways passing through the town, including the New Jersey Turnpike and U.S. Route 130. A variety of public transit options makes it easy to get around.
There's no shortage of parks and green space in Cranbury Township, either. With 11 parks and over 230 acres of open space, the township offers a great number of recreational opportunities. The parks provide an array of features such as playgrounds, trails, sports fields, picnic groves, pavilions, and historic sites.
Perhaps what Cranbury Township is most notably known for is its steep history which dates back before the Revolutionary War. As one of the oldest towns in the state, Cranbury Township naturally exudes history. Although Cranbury was officially incorporated as a township in 1872, its first buildings can be traced to 1698. The town’s history includes serving as headquarters for George Washington and his staff as they planned for the Battle of Monmouth in the Revolutionary War. The entire downtown area is designated as a Historic District and many of its buildings date to the 18th and 19th centuries.
The historic district is home to many art galleries and museums, including the popular Cranbury Museum, which features a variety of local artifacts. Locals and visitors alike can take a guided walking tour through the historic district to learn about the area’s history and architecture. Self-guided walking tours are also available. The historic district also offers antique shops, boutique stores, cafes and restaurants including The Cranbury Inn, one of New Jersey’s oldest restaurants.
For all these reasons and more, it’s easy to see why so many call Cranbury Township home.
Find Your New Home at Birchwood at Cranbury 55+ Community
Ingerman completed The Willows at Cranbury, a small family community that offers a mix of both apartment flats and townhouse style rentals, in 2019. Next to it, construction recently completed on a larger 55+ rental community, Birchwood at Cranbury.
Birchwood at Cranbury is a 66-unit affordable senior housing community that features one and two-bedroom rentals. These apartments offer modern fully equipped kitchens, energy-efficient appliances and finishes, carpet and hardwood floors, central air, lots of closet space, and private patios or balconies. Residents can enjoy the building’s additional features including a community lounge, fitness center, and outdoor seating. The community sits next to Village Park and Brainerd Lake with walking trails connecting to the neighboring park, as well as a direct walking path to the Town Center. Birchwood at Cranbury is pet-friendly and provides controlled building access, laundry facility, and on-site management and maintenance. The complex is situated conveniently off Route 130 offering easy access to several restaurants, recreational activities, shopping and retail stores, and is only blocks away from popular historic attractions like the Cranbury Museum.
Birchwood at Cranbury is currently leasing up and offering rent specials on select new apartment homes for a limited time. You can visit www.birchwoodatcranbury.com or call the leasing office at (609) 664-3420 to speak with an on-site leasing specialist for more information. Additionally, you can click below to take the virtual tour experience from home.
The community will host its first Open House event on Saturday, June 27th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us for tours of the community and take advantage of event-only specials.
Ingerman is a leading developer, builder and manager of award-winning multifamily communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Since its inception, the company has been responsible for the development of more than 100 sites representing 9,000 units with total development costs exceeding $1.5 billion. Ingerman was founded on a guiding principal: to bring together a highly talented and motivated group of real estate professionals to create lasting, quality residential communities that are strategically financed and managed through persistent attention to detail. Today, that mission continues to drive our unwavering focus on delivering high-quality housing and superior services to all of our stakeholders — investors, community partners, and residents.