Trenton is the capital of New Jersey. Located in Mercer County, Trenton is in west-central New Jersey and is 28 miles northeast of Philadelphia and 55 miles southwest of New York City. Covering about 8 square miles, Trenton borders Ewing Township, Hamilton Township, and Lawrence Township of New Jersey, and borders Falls Township, Lower Makefield Township, and Morrisville located across the Delaware river in Pennsylvania.
Trenton is made up of several neighborhoods and sub-neighborhoods. The main neighborhoods of Trenton come from the four cardinal directions; North, South, East, and West. North Trenton was once home to the city’s middle class, however, after being torn apart by the race riots that followed MLK’s assassination in 1968, North Trenton is now one of the most economically distressed cities. South Trenton is a diverse neighborhood, consisting of many Latin American, Italian-American, and African American residents. East Trenton is the smallest of all the neighborhoods and is home to the Trenton Transit Center and Trenton Central High School. Lastly, West Trenton is known as the most suburban of all the neighborhoods.
Sub-neighborhoods of Trenton also include:
- Mill Hill
- Coalport/North Clinton
- Villa Park
- Berkeley Square
- Cadwalader Heights
- Central West
- Glen Afton
- The Island
- West End
- Chestnut Park
- Duck Island
- Franklin Park
- Battle Monument (Five Points)
- North 25
- Top Road
According to the 2020 census, Trenton has a population of about 91,000 people. The city of Trenton offers residents an urban-suburban feel. Trenton is home to many restaurants, bars, coffee shops, parks, and historic landmarks.
Things To Do
Trenton offers plenty to do for its residents and visitors. From history-themed attractions such as the New Jersey State House, Old Barracks Museum, and Trenton Battle Monument, to visiting farmer’s markets or watching the Trenton Thunder baseball team, Trenton offers fun activities for people of all ages and interests.
Trenton was also chosen as one of the ten best cities for foodies in 2015. This comes as no surprise as Trenton is known for its diverse restaurant scene. Other popular attractions in Trenton include:
- New Jersey State Museum
- William Trent House Museum
- Grounds for Sculpture
- Trenton Public Library
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