A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$780,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,291
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Princeton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    33
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    138
    525
  • Theft
    677
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$114,645
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    54%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Princeton is a wonderful college town located in Central New Jersey. It is the perfect mix of small town and country living with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. With several colleges and universities in the area, as well as the Institute for Advance Study, there are many opportunities to interact with the arts and sciences. The Art Museum at Princeton University is open to the community and holds many special events and lectures. The people you meet in the coffee houses are interesting characters. There is an every growing food scene in Princeton with everything from farm to table fine dining to hoagies that are an local institution. Princeton is a great place to raise a family. Princeton does have a focus on education with great schools and a world class public library. It's a quirky town that embraces its history. Visit at the right time and you might find a reenactment at the Battlefield, a historic baseball game, or bump into an Albert Einstein on Pi Day.
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Depending on where you are located in Princeton, the area is very nice and have plenty of parks for outdoor lovers, plenty of shopping areas for people who like to shop, and things to do as a family during the weekdays and weekends. Also be centered around Princeton University draws college students from all around to visit the campus and walk around downtown and visit the shops. Overall, Princeton is one of the best areas to live in New Jersey an is also close to the Pennsylvania so you can also travel there with no issues if you want a change of scenery.
Princeton is one of the safest and most peaceful towns I've experienced in New Jersey. Overall, people are decent and respectful. There are many activities located within the Princeton area, including shopping malls, bookstores, restaurants, museums, and movie theaters. I particularly enjoy downtown Princeton, due to its restaurant options and the Princeton University campus.