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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Princeton is a town in New Jersey with a population of 30,168. Princeton is in Mercer County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Princeton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Princeton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Princeton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Princeton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$811,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,396
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    44
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    115
    500
  • Theft
    654
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$118,467
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    54%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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I love Princeton, not only is it a great place to raise your children, but the people make it feel like you are family. Doesn't matter where you go, you will always find a smiling face. Also, this place is a great place to raise a child because there are numerous places to challenge your brain, to keep yourself going with brain teasers and knowledge to fill a textbook. Not only can you find something academically challenging to do, you can find multiple people to do it with, which is the best part. Learning with others is so much fun when you have a combined interest! Viva Princeton!
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The schools, restaurants, and public facilities in the town are superb. While property taxes and the average cost of living is very high, the surrounding lifestyle (the ability to walk anywhere, the abundance of fresh and diverse restaurants and people, and the intellectual community in surrounding towns) is worth the price. I have lived here for 17 years, and Princeton never ceases to amaze me. My family and I never run out of things to do!
I cannot think of a better place to experience my childhood and adulthood other than Princeton. Located just an hour by train to New York City and 45 minutes away from Philadelphia, it provides best of both worlds. In addition, it is a beautiful town with endless amount of parks, community centers, public events, restuarants, sporting events, and more. Downtown Princeton is a quaint, yet vibrant town and I truly do not think I can ever get bored here.