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Community Updates Blog: Living Space

The First Color TV Was Manufactured 55 Years Ago Today!

March 25 … a colorful day in history! On this date in 1954, RCA manufactured the first color television set. The price? $1,000–about the same price as a Chevrolet! 55 years later, you can watch hundreds of channels, stream movies and series, and of course, watch our latest commercial … all in full color 🙂 …Read More »


The Essex – One Bedroom with Den – Now Available

We are excited to feature The Essex, a one bedroom with den senior living apartment—currently available for immediate occupancy at Crane’s Mill. Are you ready to take the next step towards a carefree retirement lifestyle? Visit Crane’s Mill and view The Essex—it’s a unique floor plan featuring one bedroom, a cozy den, two full baths, a living/dining room, full kitchen, laundry, and a wonderful screened-in porch. It comes fully stacked with modern appliances, brand new flooring, cabinets, and countertops. Upon becoming a resident, our maintenance team will help hang your pictures, mirrors, and more exactly where and how you desire. Like all …Read More »


The Morris – Two Bedroom with Den – Now Available

Join us for a tour of the “Morris” two bedroom deluxe apartment! Just last week we snapped a few photos of one of our “Morris” apartment homes to share with visitors to our site. 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 …Read More »


Join Us for An “Apartment Spotlight” – Thursday, July 26th

For one day only, Crane’s Mill is shining the spotlight on some of its most desirable independent senior living apartments. You’re invited to tour three distinct, move-in ready homes and have your questions answered at this special event. We have a limited number of completely renovated apartment homes. Each one is available for immediate occupancy or to customize to your specific wants and needs, providing everything you desire in a brand-new space with the warmth and comfort of home. Thursday, July 26 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon RSVP today! Call 973-298-4060 or click here to send an email. …Read More »


History of The Caldwells

We stumbled upon the fine website of the First Baptist Church of Bloomfield, which features this incredible page of history on The Caldwells. You can visit the page by clicking here. Among our favorite photos include Bloomfield Avenue, The Monomonock Inn, and of course the Crane House. The “Denver of the East” never looked so good! These fantastic photos got us thinking about the history of our own property. Crane’s Mill was originally built by Caleb Hatfield in the 1780s. The land and mill were purchased by Samuel Crane, and the mill was run by his family. Four of Crane’s grandsons (Nathaniel, Moses, Zenas, and …Read More »



Letter from Family Member Touts Crane’s Mill Service, Attentiveness

Do you have a spare minute to read a letter from a family member? We’ve read it multiple times since receiving, and are excited to share with you: Dear Crane’s Mill Staff, I’ve been delayed in dropping you an email to thank you for the responsiveness of the Crane’s Mill staff when my dad’s heating system broke down last Saturday night, right in the midst of this ongoing abnormally frigid early January weather that we’ve been having. When I called Crane’s Mill Security late last Saturday night, Pete answered my call and said he’d be over soon with electric heaters, so …Read More »


Summer Solstice Open House: Wednesday, June 21

Visit Crane’s Mill on Wednesday, June 21 for a special open house event featuring independent living apartments, our 48-acre campus, and our 5-Star Rated Health Center! Wednesday, June 21 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. RSVP: Call 973-276-3070 or click here to send an email. …Read More »


About Our Neighbor: West Essex Park

West Essex Park is literally right in our backyard here at Crane’s Mill West Essex Park – next door to 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 …Read More »


Housekeeping at Crane’s Mill: Fully Included and Always Friendly

At Crane’s Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community in West Caldwell, New Jersey, housekeeping is fully included for every resident. Crane’s Mill is an all-inclusive style retirement community. What that means for our residents is that amenities like dining, transportation, and live entertainment are fully included—akin to an all-inclusive vacation, there’s no need to carry extra cash. What may surprise you is that housekeeping is also fully included. Every other week, at a scheduled time, a member of our environmental services staff visits your apartment or cottage for a general housekeeping session, and typically some friendly conversation. Also, once each year, …Read More »