Princeton, New Jerse,y is located midpoint along the Northeast corridor, halfway between the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas, approximately 44 miles from Philadelphia and 56 miles from Manhattan.  Princeton is a municipality with a borough form of government established on January 1, 2013, with the consolidation of the Borough of Princeton and Princeton Township. As of the 2010 Census, Princeton's population was 28,572.

Photo:  Nassau Street in Princeton.  Original uploader GK tramrunner at en.wikipedia. Later version(s) were uploaded by Alvis at en.wikipedia.

Home to Princeton University since 1756, Princeton has a rich history starting with the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans and then the first European settlers in the mid to late 1600's.  That history is celebrated today by the preservation of some of Princeton's most interesting and significant landmarks, Princeton University, Princeton Battlefield State Park, Bainbridge HouseDrumthwacket, and Rockingham, among others.

Princeton University is a dominant feature of the community with Its main campus historic center on Nassau Street in the borough that stretches south into the township. 

Its James Forrestal satellite campus is located in Plainsboro Township, and some playing fields (and half of the University's Lake Carnegie) lie within adjacent West Windsor Township.

Photo:  Princeton University Dormitories. Author Joseph Barillari. 

Westminster Choir College, the renowned school of music, is also located in Princeton, as is Princeton Theological Seminary, and The Institute for Advanced Study.

The Princeton Public Schools serve students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Several private schools are located in Princeton: American Boychoir School, The Lewis School of Princeton, Princeton Day School, Princeton Friends School, Hun School of Princeton, and YingHua International School.

St. Paul Catholic School, (Pre-School to 8th grade) founded in 1878, is the oldest and only coeducational Catholic school, joining Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart (K-8, all male) and Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (co-ed for Pre-K, and all female K-12), which operate under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton

Watch the video for a pictorial tour of the city of Princeton.  There are so many beautiful and historic landmarks!


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