Princeton Boro v Princeton Township:
Confused by what is the difference between Princeton Boro and Princeton Twp? Here is a short synopsis of the difference.
(update: the two Princeton’s merged to one but this is a good indication of what makes Princeton unique)
Princeton Boro: Princeton Boro is a small friendly town with plenty of academic and cultural sophistication. Princeton University’s ivied walls dominate one side of the town’s main street, with Nassau Hall, briefly the capital of the US, lying directly in front of the towns commercial center of Palmer Square. Here one finds a string of bustling businesses, quaint shops. eateries, and the historic Nassau Inn, once a stagecoach stop between Philadelphia and New York. Princeton is home to many historic sites, the McCarter Theater reportedly the seventh busiest performing arts center in the nation, the Princeton Ballet, the Princeton Arts Council, the Westminster Choir College and the Princeton Pro Musica. Princeton has miles of charming, tree lined residential streets offering a variety of housing including Victorian homes, stone and mortar structures, single family homes, townhouses and duplexes. Princeton has been home to famous people including Albert Einstein, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland and more recently Toni Morrison and John Chancellor. Also in the Borough are the Institute for Advanced Study, the Princeton Theological Seminary, American Boychoir School and an excellent Medical Center.
Princeton Township: Princeton Township surrounds the Borough of Princeton. It is one of New Jerseys most prestigious communities. Whereas Prionceton Borough has an urban appearance typified by Nassau Street, Princeton Township is more suburban and offers more open space, larger properties, and a variety of residential areas. It has a more established feeling than many other local area communities. The Township is steeped in American history. Princeton’s Battlefield State Park is one key attraction. The Borough and the Township enjoy very cordial relations. The Princeton Regional School District, shared by the Township and the Borough, is considered one of the best in the State. The Township offers many parks, open spaces, and some of Mercer County’s most scenic vistas all of which attract many joggers, bikers, climbers, bird-watchers and nature lovers. Other popular recreation areas are the Delaware and Raritan Canal, for strolling, picnicking or biking, and Lake Carnegie, a man-made 3-mile lake for sailboating, sculling and winter ice skating. Housing in Princeton Township ranges from two-story townhouses to million -dollar mansions.
Even though these dont necessarily apply any more as the two Princeton’s merged into one last year we keep these up for the historical fun of it!
Whether it is the old Princeton or the new one it is a great place to live!
Take a look at these homes in Princeton:
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