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Community Updates Blog: Living Space

Featured Apartment: The Park Avenue

Currently Available: “Park Avenue” Apartment—2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Den in 1600 Square Feet The Park Avenue is the flagship of Crane’s Mill apartments—and we’re excited to announce that we currently have one available. The Crane’s Mill “Park Avenue” is the community’s largest apartment—a two bedroom, two bath with den apartment measuring 1,600 square feet. Located in Creekside, one of three interconnected buildings at Crane’s Mill, the Park Avenue provides all the space and versatility of a cottage with the added advantage of access to all sorts of amenities without ever having to step foot outside. The Park Avenue features nine-foot ceilings …Read More »


Bloomfield Floor Plan

Crane’s Mill Cottage Residents Leave Their Worries Behind

The West Caldwell, New Jersey Retirement Community Offers Amazing Accommodations Imagine having all the benefits of your own home with none of the hassle. That’s the reality for the lucky seniors living in a Crane’s Mill cottage. Crane’s Mill offers luxury living for adults age 60 and better, and the epitome of that lifestyle is found in our cottage homes. This boutique collection of freestanding, single-family homes offer fine finishes, modern amenities, and plenty of room for entertaining and hosting guests. Plus, cottage residents enjoy all the same benefits as all Crane’s Mill residents including a flexible meal plan, housekeeping, …Read More »


The Morris Kitchen

Featured Apartment: The Morris

The Morris is a two bedroom, two bathroom with den apartment home measuring 1,111 square feet One of 21 available floor plans, the Morris is located in our Sycamore building and is just steps from Towne Square. The 1,111 square foot apartment features two large bedrooms complete with two walk-in closets, two full baths, an open living/dining space, well-appointed kitchen and more. Like all Crane’s Mill homes, the Morris boasts a private, screened-in porch and outdoor storage area along with an in-unit washer and dryer. You can view the gallery below, and be sure to also take a look at the Morris …Read More »


Is it ‘Greenhouse Season’ Already?

The leaves are falling and there’s a nip in the air, but Crane’s Mill is still as colorful as ever! It really is hard to believe that the warm weather months are gone, the leaves are falling and winter is on its way. The changing weather brings to mind one of our favorite resident-run programs: the Crane’s Mill greenhouse. Located in Towne Square just across from the library, the Crane’s Mill greenhouse holds a colorful collection of our residents’ plants and flowers so they can stay in top form all year long. Would you like to learn more about how Crane’s …Read More »



Did You Know? The Crane’s Mill Campus is a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Here’s more on that certification, and what it means to our residents. We are proud to share that Crane’s Mill is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. We have signs posted on our campus that read: “This habitat is certified in the National Wildlife Federation’s worldwide network of mini-refuges. Because of the owner’s conscientious planning, landscaping, and sustainable gardening, wildlife may find quality habitat.” To be classified as a Certified Wildlife Habitat, the Crane’s mill campus has to continually provide the four basic basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to …Read More »


The Crane’s Mill Weekend Weather Forecast

70 Degrees and Sunny All Weekend Long in West Caldwell, NJ for Crane’s Mill Residents Northern New Jersey weather can be unpredictable–to say the least. Luckily for Crane’s Mill residents, they’ve put the worries of winter behind them! Restaurants, swimming, exercise, movies, friends, and neighbors are all connected to every apartment home. There’s no need to traipse outside, so residents can just enjoy the view of the snow falling on our 48-acre campus. Speaking of snow, here is some helpful information about how Crane’s Mill helps residents on the snowiest of days. Ready to learn more? Call 973-276-6700 or click …Read More »


Fall Tour of Homes – This Saturday, October 5, 2019

The annual tradition continues at Crane’s Mill! Guests from all across northern New Jersey have grown accustomed to visiting Crane’s Mill each year to tour the community’s exceptional independent living retirement homes, the sprawling 48-acre campus, and our five-star rated Health Center. This year, a select few available apartment homes are on display. Guests will see homes that are move-in ready, and others that are waiting to be customized to your personal tastes! In addition to these fine apartment homes, guests are welcome to stroll the sidewalks which circle the campus. Points of interest include fall foliage in all directions …Read More »


Crane’s Mill History

Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community was built on a plot of land in West Caldwell, New Jersey that holds a rich history. For all you history buffs out there, you can click here to read more about the history of Crane’s Mill. Plus, if you call us at 973-276-6700 or send us an email, we can direct you to the hallway connected the Health Center to Towne Square. There, you’ll find a series of in-depth articles, historical records, photographs, and much more, all chronicling the proud history of this wonderful community that our residents now call home. …Read More »


About Our Neighbor: West Essex Park

West Essex Park is literally right in our backyard here at Crane’s Mill You may already know that Crane’s Mill is a 48-acre oasis that combines the natural beauty of a Certified Wildlife Habitat with an upscale residential retirement setting. What you may not know is that our nature walking trails on the west end of our campus lead directly into West Essex Park—home to over 1,300 acres of parkland including an environmental center, boating and canoe landings, golf driving range, and so much more! Plus, birdwatchers know West Essex Park as a destination to see some of their more …Read More »