The town of Princeton is known worldwide as being the home of the prestigious Princeton University. But Princeton is much more than just a town with an ivy league university. Its rich history includes the Battle of Princeton during the American Revolution and many other notable events. Located within the Raritan Valley, Princeton is a regional hub of central New Jersey and a big commuter spot for NYC.
Besides stellar higher education, Princeton is known for its many popular shopping districts like Nassau Street, Palmer Square, and the Princeton Shopping Center. Not only do these shopping districts offer a wide range of diverse shops and boutiques, but there are also many unique restaurants and cafes. Tourists come from all over the state to spend the weekend in Princeton for shopping and dining. Princeton’s charm is hard to deny for visitors and residents alike.
You don’t have to be college age to get a good education in Princeton. Growing families with younger kids will be happy to know there are many amazing public and private schools. Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade attend six different schools throughout the district. All the schools are ranked very highly, and New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Princeton High School as one of the best high schools in the state.
The town has plenty to offer families, like several state-of-the-art libraries, renovated playgrounds, and walking paths. Furthermore, there are many parks, outside areas, and annual festivals and events. Team sports, classes, and recreational activities are available to all residents throughout the Princeton Park District. And pet owners will be happy to know there are a couple of different off-leash dog parks to choose from.
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