Princeton is located in Mercer County about halfway between New York City and Philadelphia along excellent transportation routes, making it a prime location for residents and businesses. Its buildings are elegant, the neighborhoods are lush, and the atmosphere is rich with history and tradition. The heart of Princeton is Palmer Square, right across from the university gates and in the middle of an area that is filled with students, residents and visitors all days of the week. One usually thinks of multi-million-dollar mansions in the township, but developments such as Washington Oaks offer townhomes and condos at manageable prices.
Princeton has a highly rated school system, as well as a number of private schools serving a variety of interests. Residents can board the local “dinky” for a quick ride to nearby Princeton Junction, a major train station serving New York City and Philadelphia commuters. The Route 1 corridor, in addition to offering a rich variety of shopping and restaurant options, serves as a transportation link to points north and south.
Because of their proximity to Princeton, several neighborhoods in South Brunswick, Plainsboro and West Windsor have a Princeton address. When searching for homes in Princeton, check to see if an address with a 08540 zip code is actually located within the borders of the township. Residents with a Princeton address but living outside the borders of the township are still served by the school and municipal systems of the townships where their homes are actually located.