The college town of Princeton, New Jersey is the perfect retirement community for many baby boomers. The town (population 13,000) is picture-perfect with the ivied campus of Princeton University (established in 1756) as the centerpiece to an exquisite downtown. The graceful streets feature first class shopping and restaurants. The cultural opportunities in Princeton are superb because of the university and its proximity to NY and Philadelphia. In 2005, CNN/Money rated Princeton 15th on its list the 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.
The town of Princeton, NJ is rich in history as well as culture. George Washington won the Battle of Princeton over Cornwallis in 1777. The Continental Congress met briefly in Princeton’s Nassau Hall, making it the country’s capital for 4 months. On November 8, 2011, the residents of both the Borough of Princeton and the Township of Princeton voted to merge the two municipalities into one. The consolidation took effect on January 1, 2013.