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Overview of Princeton

The township of Princeton is located in east central New Jersey, approximately 37 miles southwest of Newark. The town sits in Mercer County and is considered part of the Trenton metropolitan area. The township of Princeton encompasses 16.25 square miles of land that surrounds the 1.85 square miles of the separate entity, the borough of Princeton.

Princeton apartments for rent offer excellent ways to join the population of more than 16,000 people who call this town their home. The township allows easy access to major roads, including U.S. Route 206, Route 1, the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. Residents also enjoy easy access to Amtrak rail lines and the New Jersey Transit system.

Living in Princeton, NJ

The area on which Princeton is located today was once inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. Europeans arrived to the area in the late 17th century, and it was incorporated as a township on April 9, 1838.

Princeton township affords residents an open, semi-wooded community with diverse housing options across the suburban development, including moderate and substantial homes and an affordable housing program. A large part of the renowned Princeton University sits within the borders of the township, providing residents with access to one of the most highly acclaimed institutions for higher education in the world. Generally speaking, the township of Princeton is known for its several quiet shopping centers, a significant amount of preserved open space and many office research and service areas.

Princeton Attractions and Special Events

There are numerous notable attractions for residents of Princeton apartments to take advantage of, including an extensive recreation system. The township and borough of Princeton work together to provide the whole community with prime recreation facilities, including a large pool complex, courts for tennis and paddle tennis, numerous athletic playing fields and a wide variety of programs and activities provided by the recreation department.

Residents and visitors additionally enjoy visiting one of the many historical sites in Princeton, as well as art galleries, museums and antique shops. Other noteworthy Princeton and nearby attractions include Princeton Battlefield Park, Delaware & Raritan Canal Park, Hopewell Museum, Rocky Top Dog Park, Albert Einstein House and Old Barracks Museum.

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