The Princeton Junction Neighborhood
The unincorporated community of Princeton Junction is located within West Windsor Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey. Princeton Junction has a total area of approximately 2 square miles and has a current population of about 2,300 residents. This community was named after the train station of the same name, now on the Amtrak and New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor. Princeton Junction offers a small-town suburban feel while giving nearby access to the more affluent town of Princeton.
History of Princeton Junction
The origins of this community can be traced back to the United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company, the predecessor of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the 19th century. The original train station was built in 1864 in order to prepare for the Princeton Branch Station that would begin service in the following year. Albert Einstein, who at the time lived in Princeton, spent ample time sitting at the Princeton Junction station just watching the trains run by. The train station that exists in Princeton Junction now was built in 1987 and has now been designated the core of the West Windsor transit village. As of 2017, Princeton Junction was the 6th-busiest station in the NJ Transit rail system, with an average of 6,817-weekday boardings.
Living In Princeton Junction
Princeton Junction has been named one of the best places to live in New Jersey. It is a dense suburban town offering many parks and recreation areas for families to enjoy. Princeton Junction is known for its highly rated public schools and the ethnic and economic diversity among its residents. Some of the highly-rated schools serving Princeton Junction include West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Community Middle School, Thomas R. Grover Middle School, and Maurice Hawk Elementary School.
Things To Do
Princeton Junction is home to a number of restaurants and shopping centers and is conveniently located near Princeton, where visitors can shop on downtown Nassau Street, stroll through Princeton University’s campus, or visit the Princeton University Art Museum. See our list below of top attractions in Princeton Junction:
- Mercer County Park
- American Legion Centennial Memorial
- Mercer Oaks Golf Course
- Albert Einstein House
- Ronald Rogers Arboretum
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