Piano in the Park Launch Party

One of the coolest things about Cranford last summer was the painted piano in Eastman Plaza (across from Track 5 coffee.) It was hand painted by high school students and was available all summer long for people big or small to sit down and play.  Well I am happy to share that a new piano will be coming to Cranford again this summer. …

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No School? No Problem! Presidents’ Day Edition.

Holidays are great! You get the day off from work. You get to sleep in. Relax. Maybe get some brunch… NOPE, just kidding! You have kids now. And they have the day off too! So Monday at 6am, when they wake you from a dream of the carefree days of your past life with questions of “What are we doing today?”  Here is a great answer for them!…

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Year End Stats and Facts

Interested in jumping into the the real estate market in the new year?  A great first step would be checking out how the local market closed out last year.  There are links below for the Closed Activity Reports and Absorption Rates. So whether you’re just a nosey neighbor or looking to make some moves of your own, this info can be crucial for making informed decisions.…

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Historical Photo Tour of Cranford NJ

One of the things I like about living in Cranford are the charming old houses (the photo above is a house on Walnut Ave from the 1880s) and the history that comes with it.  Coming across this trove of photos the other night was a great way to appreciate what a cool place this is.  For a glimpse into what Cranford used look like, check out my favorites below.…

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‘Tis the season to Flea

One of the things I loved and miss about living in Brooklyn was the Brooklyn Flea and Artists and Fleas.  Always great places to find local artists, handmade goods, and vintage items. These types of open market shopping experiences have been increasing in popularity recently and are especially great around the holidays! I am happy to report that if you’d like to do the Flea scene in NJ you now have a couple opportunities to do so in the Cranford/Westfield area!…

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Things to Do and Houses to See!

Whether you live in town or just curious about whats happening in Cranford, here is a quick run down of just some of whats on the books for this weekend…

Saturday is Cranford’s inaugural Porchfest. Porches all over town will become stages for different musical performances! Residents, neighbors, and guests can stroll from porch to porch, listening, singing, dancing, and connecting!…

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September Stats and Facts

A lot of the time That Suburban Life discusses real estate in a roundabout, incidental way.  But if what you are looking for are some cold, hard, real estate stats and facts, I’ve got your back there too! Check back at the beginning of each month for Closed Activity Reports and Absorption Rates.  Whether you’re just a nosey neighbor or looking to make some moves of your own, this info can be crucial for making informed decisions. …

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Best Places to Live Roll Call!

NJMonthly has released their bi-annual list of Best Places to Live. Honestly, at first I wasn’t going to write about this. I figured NJMonthly was going to spread the word on their own. Plus, it was going to be re-posted on just about every NJ blog there is (and it has been), and I just wasn’t sure yet another town ranking was important to people.  …

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Finding Suburban Happiness In The Right Town

When it comes to finding a new home there is a lot more to consider than just the house itself. Finding the right town or community is just as important as square footage and number of bedrooms. The right house in the wrong town, will eventually end up becoming the wrong house if you aren’t comfortable with the neighborhood you’ve ended up in!  …

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