Home to about 23,000 residents of Union County, Cranford is a bustling town that has history dating back to the Revolutionary War. The Rahway River also runs through the town, and brought about the town's nickname, "the Venice of New Jersey". There are plenty of activities for residents of all ages, from garden clubs and a historical society, to a Canoe Club, to a 13.5 mile bike trail. It has a thriving business district that is largely made up of independently owned shops and restaurants, as well as a movie theater, art gallery, and music lounge. The Cranford Public School District is consistently highly ranked, and the High School was recently ranked 13th in the state. The Cranford Station provides convenience for commuters taking either the bus or train, and Newark Airport is just over 10 minutes away.