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Overview of Trenton

Part of the Delaware Valley and Greater New York City Metropolitan Area, Trenton is the capital of New Jersey and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Centrally located, Trenton is a small city with a population of a little more than 85,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Many residents looking for Trenton apartments for rent are placing their roots here because they can enjoy a small-town atmosphere with all of the benefits of a metropolis just a short drive away.

Living in Trenton

Trenton's exact origins are unknown, but the city's first mention dates back to 1719, and the township was officially formed in 1720. A city rich with history, Trenton was the site of George Washington's first military victory after his historic crossing of the Delaware River to defeat British colonists in 1776. If you're looking for things to do during your search for Trenton apartments for rent, one of the most sought-after and popular attractions in Trenton is the Old Barracks Museum, a part of American colonial history that is visited by an estimated 20,000 people per year. The Old Barracks are where thousands of American and British soldiers were housed during the Revolutionary War, showcasing the rich historical heritage of the city. Another popular event near Trenton apartments is the Trenton Thunder minor league baseball team, whose kid's club and all-you-can-eat specials draw in many families looking to take part in one of America's greatest pastimes.

Trenton Apartments and Cost of Living

Prices are high in Trenton, and AreaVibes reports that the cost of living here is 25.7 percent greater than the national average. However, you'll enjoy sunny weather and lots of local amenities in the area. If you're looking for Trenton apartments for rent, note that average rental rates are 14.3 percent greater than the national average.

Apartments in Trenton Work and Study

One of the top private employers near apartments for rent in Trenton is Hutchinson Insurance Agency. Students looking for apartments in Trenton often find their education at Thomas Edison State College, an institution that specializes in adult education for those who need to work while attending college. Another college popular with younger students is Mercer State Community College, a two-year college that offers a variety of degrees and certifications, which can either be applied to a career or transfer programs at a number of local four-year schools.

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