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Community Updates Blog: did you know?

Cottage Living at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell, NJ

The benefits of a private home with the services & amenities of Crane’s Mill If you have visited Crane’s Mill, chances are you drove around the 48-acre campus and noticed those pretty, stand-alone cottages. So, what’s the story with these little houses? First off, they’re not exactly little…the five different floor plans range from 1,335 to 1,734 square feet each! Each cottage features two bedrooms, living room, dining area, den and two full bathrooms. Perhaps the best rooms are the kitchens—they are open, airy and have adjacent breakfast nooks that are bright and beautiful. When we give tours, these spacious …Read More »


Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Offers 18 Different Apartment and Cottage Floor Plans

When you’re searching for the perfect spot to retire, you will need to make sure that everything is exactly what you’re looking for—from the common areas to the healthcare center. And of course, what is more important than your home? It is that thinking that has lead to Crane’s Mill offering a wide variety of apartments and cottages for its residents. 18 different floor plans to be exact. There are cozy studio apartments, one bedroom with or without a den, two bedroom with or without a den, and stand-alone cottages that measure up over 1,700 square feet. Some apartments offer …Read More »


Did You Know? Crane’s Mill Facts & Figures

Today we’d like to share with you answers to some “frequently asked questions.” Here’s a fun sheet of facts & figures you might find helpful when researching the best retirement communities in the New Jersey area: Do you have questions that you don’t see answered above? Please send us an email or call 973-276-3001. We’re happy to help by providing any information you may need to help with your retirement research. …Read More »


Did You Know? There are brand new independent living apartments available at Crane’s Mill.

Most people in the Essex County, NJ area know that Crane’s Mill opened in 1998. The community is regarded throughout Northern New Jersey as a truly desirable retirement location, known for its friendly residents, excellent food and the ambiance of Towne Square, its central location for dining, activities and more. What you may not know is that in 2010, Crane’s Mill cut the ribbon on 75 brand new apartments and cottages through its Creekside expansion. The homes feature 9 foot ceilings, updated appointments and open floor plans for easy entertaining. In Creekside, there are plenty of brand new homes available …Read More »


Did You Know? Transportation is Included for All Crane’s Mill Residents

Did you know that transportation is included for all Crane’s Mill residents? It’s just one of the many amenities that makes Crane’s Mill a leader in senior living in Northern New Jersey. If you live nearby, you may have seen one of the Crane’s Mill buses at Shop Rite, Stop & Shop, The Mall at Short Hills, or even places like the Paper Mill Playhouse, The Morris Museum and more! As long as the trip takes place on a Crane’s Mill bus, transportation is 100% included for our residents. That covers the scheduled “local errands” and entertainment trips above, but …Read More »


Emergency Pendants Provide a Sense of Security for Independent Residents

We talk a lot about the wide array services and amenities at Crane’s Mill. We even go as far as calling Crane’s Mill “Northern New Jersey’s premier retirement community.” Certainly there are lots of options for active, independent seniors, so we find it important to explain that it’s more than just beautiful apartments and wonderful amenities that draw people to become Crane’s Mill residents. Upon move-in, each independent resident is given an emergency pendant that can be pressed at any time to alert our Wellness Director that something isn’t right. Perhaps you’ve taken an unexpected fall or you’re just not …Read More »


Did You Know? Housekeeping is Included for All Crane’s Mill Residents.

We love to reach out to new people and let them know about the services and amenities at Crane’s Mill. It’s common for folks who’ve never been to our community to not be familiar with what we mean when we say phrases like “all inclusive” and “world-class service.” Our residents, however, are quite familiar! For instance, did you know that housekeeping is included for all Crane’s Mill residents? Every other week, a member of our housekeeping staff visits your apartment or cottage and leaves it spick and span. Moreover, once per year, a “heavy” housecleaning is provided, including window washing …Read More »