Princetonís unique small town charm combined with the booming metropolis, culture and arts of nearby Trenton, New York City and Philadelphia, makes it a family friendly city with endless opportunities. Recently, MONEY magazine and CNN/Money spent months looking for Great American towns, where one would want to raise children and celebrate life's milestones. Princeton placed 15th in the nation for the title of 100 Best Places to Live in 2005.
The recreation facilities in Princeton are numerous. The Township and Borough jointly provide a wealth of community recreational activities, including a large pool complex, and tennis, basketball, baseball, and soccer facilities. The Princeton Township area has many scenic parks, trails and open spaces including Barbara Smoyer Memorial Park, Herrontown Woods, Turning Basin Park, Woodfield Reservation and Greenway Meadows. These beautiful areas attract many joggers, bikers, climbers, bird-watchers and outdoor enthusiasts. Golf is also a town favorite, boasting public and private courses, from the novice to expert level.
In the Borough of Princeton you can find a string of flourishing businesses, quaint shops, restaurants, and the historic Nassau Inn. In the surrounding Township, there is a wealth of cultural activities, including the McCarter Theater, the Princeton Ballet, the Princeton Arts Council, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and Nassau Hall. The Grounds for Sculpture is a 35-acre sculpture park and museum exhibiting contemporary sculpture by both American and international artists.
Princeton is steeped in American history and is home to many celebrated sites. Major battles of the Revolutionary War were fought here, as museums and cemeteries dot the map of notable buildings and places. While Battlefield State Park is a major attraction, Bainbridge House, Drumthwacket and Morven are all historical places to enjoy with the family. Other historical sites in the area are the Hopewell Museum, Princeton Cemetery, and the Thomas Clarke Farmhouse.
Whether it's the diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the historic neighborhood, Princeton and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. The combination of small town charm within a short distance of several lively metro areas make Princeton a great place to call home.
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