Founded in 1697, Lawrence Township is a beautiful, rural community within Mercer County. Over 25% of the town is preserved open-space parks and farmland, making it the perfect spot for families wanting the convenience of a suburb but the tranquility of country living. Home to Rider University and The Lawrenceville School, visitors from all over the state regard Lawrence Township with prestige.
Don’t let the rolling hills and swaying wheat fields fool you, Lawrence Township is a bustling hub of commerce. Over a thousand small businesses call the town their home, including the headquarters of Bristol-Myers Squibb. Quaker Bridge Mall and other retail shopping areas lie along the Route 1 corridor. You can find whatever you’re looking for within the town limits or nearby.
Located within about equal distance of New York City and Philadelphia, Lawrence Township is the perfect compromise for commuters who don’t want to give up rural life. Several major roadways run through the town, making it easy to get anywhere you need. The busy Northeast Corridor rail line runs along the east side of town, providing both Amtrak and NJ Transit service. Furthermore, there’s bus service through NJ Transit. Trenton-Mercer Airport is also nearby in Ewing.
The Lawrence Township Public Schools are highly rated and serve students from pre-K to 12th grade. The district is made up of seven schools, almost 4,000 students, and 325 teachers. Like other Mercer County towns, 8th grade students are eligible to attend the high school programs offered by the Mercer County Technical Schools. If they are accepted, there is no tuition charge for families. Besides a wide variety of academics, advanced classes, and special education – the district also offers several extracurricular activities and a robust sports department.
If you’re interested in relocating to Lawrence, let us know. We can help with the home buying process.