Cranbury Brook - Plainsboro, NJ

Quick Facts

Price Range
Mid $200s - High $400s
Home Types
Condos, Single-Family
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
2005 - 2012
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Cranbury Brook Overview

Cranbury Brook, set in Middlesex County, is a premier 55+ community which features quality-built homes, an elegant clubhouse, scenic walking paths, and serene village green parks. This age-restricted community is nestled within the charming village of Plainsboro. It is one of the few developments where a shopping center, several restaurants, and a drug store are all within walking distance.

This is a perfect community for adults aged 55 or better who continue to work and need access to public transportation or easy commuting by car. It also makes a good place for a second home for active retirees who want to visit children and grandchildren in the area. Active adults will enjoy the fine amenities of this exclusive community along with scenic changes of the four-season climate.

Cranbury Brook Amenities

Residents can stay healthy and make new friends in the elegant clubhouse. There is a well-equipped exercise room for invigorating workouts. There are also hobby and game, multi-purpose, and arts and crafts rooms for creative pursuits and social gatherings. Residents can spend a quiet afternoon reading in the cozy library or play a friendly game of billiards with friends and neighbors. Outdoors, residents can take advantage of the sparkling outdoor pool, sundeck, or play bocce ball. This is also is a very scenic community with parks and natural space and a gazebo for relaxing in during nice afternoons. 

Cranbury Brook Homes & Real Estate

Construction began in 2005 and now encompasses 195 residences. Buyers can choose from two options: Villas, which are free-standing single-family homes, or luxury condominiums in a three-story elevator building called The Highlands at Cranbury Brook. The luxury condominiums are mostly two bedroom and two baths units, but a few one bedroom models were built as well. One model also features a den. Sizes of the condos range from 825 to 1,441 square feet. The maintenance fee for these condos include heat, water, sewer, garbage pickup, maintenance of common grounds, and full use of all facilities.

The villas come in four basic floor plans, but since they are each available with six different exterior elevation choices, each home is still different from the next. These homes range in size from 1,656 to 2,670 square feet and feature traditional architecture. The villas may be two bedroom ranch homes or three bedroom homes with lofts. One of the villa floor plans is a traditional farmhouse style with covered front porch. Other homes have courtyard entries with side-load garages. Some of the villas have great rooms, while others have formal living rooms and dining rooms with accent columns. The large master bedrooms have spacious walk-in closets and coffered ceilings. All homes have ten-foot ceilings throughout the first floor, gourmet kitchens with desirable Corian or granite counter tops, and lavish master baths as well as custom features such as bookcases, skylights, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, covered porches, and sunrooms.

Cranbury Brook Lifestyle

Residents enjoy an ideal lifestyle at this 55+ neighborhood with the right blend of sophistication and old-world charm. Moving into this quiet community is a friendly experience with neighbors eager to welcome new residents. Whether you're attending social gatherings, going for an afternoon swim in the outdoor pool, or taking a relaxing stroll through the neighborhood, life is good at Cranbury Brook.  Neighbors regularly gather for games of billiards, bridge, bocce ball, and cards. Holiday parties keep residents socializing. There are also many opportunities for entertainment and fine dining in the immediate area.


This age-restricted neighborhood is conveniently located off Route 1 in New Jersey. There are many opportunities for shopping along Route 1, such as home improvement stores, supermarkets, health food stores, as well as the Quakerbridge Mall and Mercer Mall. Residents also enjoy a location that provides them walking distance to several nearby shops, restaurants, and a drug store.

Historic Princeton is only five to ten minutes away and offers a fine selection of restaurants, boutiques, and day spas. In addition, it is also home to the McCarter Theater. Golf lovers will find plenty of opportunity to enjoy their pastime with an assortment of golf courses scattered throughout Middlesex County. Some other quaint towns in the area that offer charming restaurants and stores are Cranbury, Hopewell, and Pennington.

It is easy to get to Pennsylvania via Route 1 or Route 295 with many attractions along the way. Princeton Junction is also close and offers train service for those who need to commute or simply want to travel for pleasure. Cranbury Brook offers active adults well-crafted homes, great amenities and a convenient location in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

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    Cranbury Brook Amenities

    There are plenty of activities available in Cranbury Brook. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

    • Clubhouse
    • Exercise Room
    • Multi-Purpose Room
    • Arts & Crafts Studio
    • Card Room
    • Hobby & Game Room
    • Library
    • Billiards Room
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Sundeck
    • 2 Bocce Ball Courts
    • Parks & Natural Space
    • Gazebo

    Cranbury Brook Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

    There are plenty of activities available in Cranbury Brook. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

    • Billiards
    • Bridge
    • Bocce
    • Card Games
    • Holiday Parties

    Cranbury Brook Reviews (1)

    Average Rating for this Community
    Date (Recent first)
    Susan L.
    I don't like to drive very much so the location of Cranbury Brook is nice for me. It's close to everything so getting around is easy without having to venture too far from home. I have a condo and everything is taken care of so I don't have to worry about maintaining things. The clubhouse is small but nice and well maintained.
    November 27, 2013

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