Princeton is comprised of the former Princeton Boro and Princeton Township, which merged in 2012.
The former Princeton Boro with its bustling down town, is home to Princeton University as well as Westminster Choir College and Princeton Theological Seminary.
It was once a stage coach stop on the route between New York and Philadelphia and even today residents enjoy its close proximity to these two cities with easy train access through the Dinky train that takes commuters to Princeton Junction and onto the North East Corridor Rail system.
As well as being home to institutes of learning, it is a cultural hub too with the Emmy winning McCarter Theatre, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Festival of New Jersey. Princeton is also home to many historical sites such as Morven and can boast of former residents such as Albert Einstein, Paul Robeson , Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson as well as being home to some illustrious residents today.
The former Princeton Township is the suburban brother to the more urban Boro. It offers more open space, larger homes and more residential areas.
It has its own fair share of historical sites such as Princeton Battlefield State Park, places of interest such as Drumthwacket, the Governor’s mansion and educational institutions such as the Institute for Advanced Studies.
The Township offers many parks and recreational opportunities.
The Public library rebuilt and expanded offers meeting spaces and spots for quiet study. It holds various events through out the year and even the Winter Farmers’ Market! The Recreation Department operates the public pool, tennis courts, skate park and other facilities. Princeton Public Schools receive children from Princeton and Cranbury is a sending district for High School.