Princeton, A Diverse and Culturally Rich Historic Community

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Population: 30,108 (est. 2014)
Language: English
Currency: US Dollars


Take a walking tour of Princeton University, the state’s Ivy League home to scientists and scholars. Visit the shops and restaurants of Palmer Square and Nassau Street.

The community of Princeton, New Jersey is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Known globally as the home of Princeton University, this Mercer County municipality offers much more than just the prestige of its most famous institution. Princeton comprises an 18-square-mile area of New Jersey that is full of nature, history, and culture surrounding an extraordinary European-style town square.

Princeton is also home to Rider University’s conservatory of music, Westminster Choir College; America’s second-oldest seminary that contains the world’s largest theological library outside Vatican City, Princeton Theological Seminary; the postdoctoral research center where Einstein taught, the Institute for Advanced Study; and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Princeton is not only a mecca of higher education, but it is also home to several prestigious public, private, charter and international schools, serving a diverse community of children of all ages.

It’s a special town that draws, captivates, and nurtures such a diverse and impressive community as Princeton’s. Since the 1700s, Princeton has maintained its cutting edge without losing any of its historicity. Acclaimed, three-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Joyce Carol Oates wrote, “As soon as I moved to Princeton in 1978, I became fascinated by local history, much of it Revolutionary War-era; and I became fascinated by the presidency of Woodrow Wilson at Princeton University.” A visitor strolling up Nassau Street, between the bustling European-style Palmer Square at the heart of downtown Princeton and the university’s famous gates, is suffused with the feeling that they tread treasured ground.

The Arts Council of Princeton curates an impressive calendar of events, classes, camps, exhibits, and performances, which take place at venues such as the McCarter Theatre Center, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the annual summer Princeton Festival.

There is a plethora of opportunities for the culture-driven Princetonian—from the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s PSO Behind the Music discussions to piano lessons at the Golandsky Institute.

There is something vital that recommends the character of Princeton to so many people. It’s in the air. You can experience it in town or in the many parks, woods, reservations, and wildlife refuges around it. Even the trees in Princeton are notable. Marquand Park, for example, is home to 11 trees that are the largest of their kind ever recorded anywhere in the state of New Jersey. The Washington Oak, a nearly 300-year-old protected white oak, is notable for having overseen the crucial Battle of Princeton, and lived during the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

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