Homes for Sale in Princeton NJ
There are many reasons why Homes for Sale in Princeton New Jersey are so desirable. Princeton offers a great community of businesses, local interests, shopping, outdoor activities, education, restaurants, commuter train to NYC or Philadelphia and so much more. Below is the current map and list of homes & estates for sale in Princeton ranging from $200,000 – $10,000,000.
Princeton Township or Princeton Borough?
No longer separated are the two, we now know it simply as Princeton as of January 1, 2013.
Princeton Township & Princeton Borough are now-defunct! The once “Princeton’s” are located in Mercer County. Princeton Township was established in 1838 & Princeton Borough was established in 1813 but didn’t become a full municipality until 1894. They remained as separate municipalities until their voters on November 8th, 2011 voted to consolidate with Princeton Borough. The merger took place officially January 1st 2013 to form Princeton. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 16,265 reflecting an increase of 1.5% the previous year 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 21.4% from the previous 1990 Census making Princeton a Top New Jersey places to live.
A Few Points of Interest:
The site of the Mercer Oak, against which the dying General Hugh Mercer rested while his men around him continued to fight the Battle of Princeton in 1777. The oak is the emblem of Princeton Township and appears on the seal of Mercer County. The tree died in 2000, and one of its saplings now grows in its place.
The Washington Oak – 275+ year-old white oak overlooking Princeton Battlefield State Park on the spot where British and American forces first saw each other.
Delaware and Raritan Canal – runs along the Stony Brook and the eastern bank of Carnegie Lake.
Stony Brook Meeting House and Cemetery – historic sites of 18th century meeting house and burial site of Richard Stockton (signer of the Declaration of Independence) and Governor of New Jersey Charles Smith Olden.
Drumthwacket – official residence of the Governor of New Jersey
The Institute for Advanced Study, a private research institution that has been an academic home to Albert Einstein, Kurt Gödel, and many other famous and prize-winning scientists.
Princeton University is located mostly within the former borough, but parts of the campus extended into what was Princeton Township.
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