Found in the heart of Mercer County, the town of Pennington features vibrant, modern neighborhoods with a diversity of architectural styles. Its Main Street features unique small shops and boutiques and a bustling arts community. With less than a square mile of land area, and under 2,500 people, Pennington is full of small-town charm.

While the origin of the town name is debatable, many believe it came from its original nickname, “Pennytown”. But by 1747 it was known as Pennington, after Edward Penington, son of the British Quaker leader Isaac Penington. The town still celebrates its rich history, which is evident on Pennington Day. Held in May, this animal event sees local businesses set up booths and celebrate with a street-fair on Main Street. The first Pennington Day was celebrated in 1980 and featured local music and a parade celebrating its local history and culture in the afternoon.

Students in pre-K through 12th grade in Pennington attend Hopewell Valley Regional School District schools, which are highly rated. The district is made up of six schools, just under 3,500 students and 351 teachers. The town is also home to The Pennington School, a private academy serving 6th-12th grade. It was founded in 1838 and is very well-known throughout the state.

Despite being a small town, Pennington has a strong sense of community. There are three public parks, with several playgrounds and outdoor recreational areas. The park district maintains all outdoor areas and offers several programs and activities. The local library is also a great resource for free public classes and programs for all ages. Residents enjoy the Pennington Farmers Market every Saturday from mid-May to July held at the Rosedale Mills.

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