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Princeton Community

Founded before the American Revolution, the historic town of Princeton, New Jersey has tree-lined streets, specialty shops, restaurants, parks, and a friendly environment.

Home to about 30,000 residents, Princeton is 10 miles north of Trenton — New Jersey’s capital city — and midway between New York City and Philadelphia. It is easily accessible by car, train, or plane (major airports are in Newark, New Jersey and Philadelphia). A limited number of Amtrak trains stop at Princeton Junction, but most N.J. Transit trains stop there. The station connects to Princeton via the “Dinky,” which, at less than 3 miles in length, is the shortest commuter rail line in the country.

Princeton has a vibrant arts community that includes a world-class art museum on campus and a broad variety of theater and entertainment available through McCarter Theatre Center. Princeton is also home to the Institute for Advanced Study, the Princeton Theological Seminary, and a number of major not-for-profit and corporate institutions.

Day trips from Princeton offer a wide array of attractions within the state — the Jersey Shore, farmlands, minor league baseball, the Pine Barrens, the Appalachian Trail, and even ski slopes.

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