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Living in Princeton Area, NJ
Princeton’s history, though rich and extensive, continues to change. As recently as 2013, the borough of Princeton and Princeton Township combined to form the current municipality. However, Princeton was formed before the American Revolution and is best known for the university that calls it home, which was founded in 1756. Today, Princeton is home to more than 28,000, with more living in the greater area surrounding the municipality. Princeton has 6 public schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, and more than 16 private schools including some that lie outside the municipality.
Situated in a lush area of New Jersey, there is no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy in and around the Princeton area. Princeton itself is home to 7 parks and natural spaces including Marquand Park which offers 17 acres of outdoor space featuring a variety of amenities including a playground, baseball field, and walking paths. In addition, Sourland Mountain Preserve is situated close by in Somerset County. This 4,000-acre preserve is rich in natural resources and offers things like hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, bouldering, and horseback riding in an undisturbed setting.
The Princeton area is highly accessible with major roadways lying either within or just outside the municipality including Route 1, I-295, and the New Jersey Turnpike. The nearest Turnpike exits to Princeton are Exit 8A in Monroe Township, Exit 8 in East Windsor, and Exit 7A in Robbinsville. As Princeton sits between New York and Philadelphia, public transit connects the municipality to both these cities through the Princeton Branch rail line which goes to Princeton Junction Station. Commuters to New York can either use Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor or NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor Line, which is said to be faster. NJ Transit also offers bus service to Trenton while Princeton and Princeton University handle local bus services on FreeB and Tiger Transit. Browse our Princeton area apartments for rent.