Welcome to Princeton

Princeton is home to charming tree-lined neighborhoods, high-ranking public schools, and the Ivy League Princeton University. The popular suburban town offers many restaurants, coffee shops, and parks for residents to enjoy.

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suburban, quiet, charming, ivy league, professionals, upscale, luury property, historic homes, high prices


Commute Times
Trenton 21m by car
Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station 1hr 33m by train, 58m by car
New York’s Penn Station 1hr 8m by train, 1hr 15m by car
East to West Carnegie Lake to Province Line Road
North to South Cherry Valley Road to Delaware and Raritan Canal
Nearby Neighborhoods Princeton Junction, Rocky Hill, Trenton, New Brunswick

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The charming and upscale town of Princeton offers high-priced homes, award-winning public schools, and the Ivy League Princeton University.

Residents enjoy Princeton’s location since Philadelphia and New York City are quick train rides away. Niche ranked Princeton #1 with the best public schools in New Jersey. Downtown Princeton shopping options include fashion boutiques, bookstores, thrift shops and more.

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What to expect:
Tree-lined streets with historic homes.

This well-to-do central Jersey town offers pricey turn-of-the-century homes, luxury condos, fabulous shopping, and a diverse restaurant scene.

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The lifestyle:
Residents enjoy the quiet suburban charm of this pleasant, historic town.

Many make the trade-off of living in charming Princeton for a longer commute to nearby large cities. The commute to Pennsylvania Station in New York City via NJ Transit takes about an hour. Others commute about 90 minutes via NJ Transit to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. For recreational activities, many enjoy the walking trails on the Delaware & Raritan Canal, canoeing on Lake Carnegie, and biking and hiking on trails throughout the region.

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Unexpected appeal:
From the annual parades to community events, Princeton offers a variety of ways to connect with your neighbors.

Princeton offers a number of town events every year. Whether it’s Communiversity, which brings the town and Princeton University together for a day of performances, food and games, or JAZZFEAST, an al fresco afternoon of jazz and food in September, you’ll definitely feel a sense of community.

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The market:
The homes in Princeton go for prices that reflect the affluent nature of the town.

Princeton’s most coveted houses, many built in the 19th and early 20th centuries, are just steps from the business district and the Princeton campus. Downtown Princeton offers luxury condo units and townhouses that can be rented or purchased. Median home prices in Princeton are over 3x the national average.

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You'll fall in love with:
The historic charm and picturesque seasons.

Downtown shops on Palmer Square West are tucked into alluring brick-and-stone facades. The stunning tree blossoms in spring give Kyoto vibes, providing a picture-perfect photo-op at every turn.

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