Cranbury: Princeton’s quiet neighbor to the east (about 20 min. drive) is a beautiful rural town frozen in time. Only a few thousand residents call Cranbury home, and its entire downtown, mostly 18th and 19th century structures clustered on Main Street, is designated a historic district.
Day Trips: Conveniently located between NYC and Philadelphia, Princeton has many options for the adventurous. Metropolitan areas are obvious choices for cultural excursions but there are also great trips for those who might want something less hectic and where parking is easy!
Family Resources: Focusing on resources that can make the most out of your family’s lives. Listings of schools, doctors, therapists, educational and domestic services. Tips and articles covering all aspects of parenting. Plus great ideas for family day trips, birthday parties, and outdoor fun.
Hiking and Biking in Princeton: Taking a hike or riding a bike is a year round activity in Princeton. POL has listed many hiking and biking trails and bike paths to keep you fit and captivated by our beautiful state. Bike rentals are easy to come by if you are just visiting. So helmets on and get out there!
Hopewell: Broad Street in Hopewell makes you feel as if you are in a Norman Rockwell painting. The serenity is a far cry from the hustle-bustle of central Princeton and while there are no supermarkets, there are a number of excellent restaurants and great antique shops!
Kingston: Settled in the late 17th century as “King’s Town” this small village is the only tri-county community in New Jersey–belonging to Mercer, Somerset, and Middlesex counties and is home to an ecclectic mix of bakeries, restaurants, and shops.
Lambertville: A favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. Situated right on the Delaware River, Lambertville is home to unique shops, restaurants, galleries, and B&Bs. Once a factory town, the city retains its 18th and 19th century charm in its restored row houses.
Lawrenceville: The village of Lawrenceville is dominated by the campus of its famed prep school, The Lawrenceville School. Many people head for the village’s “restaurant row,” with is offerings ranging from a bagel store to excellent BYOB restaurants, all within a stroll down Main Street.
Libraries: Leave it to Princeton to have an exceptional collection of libraries. The Princeton Public Library offers an extensive selection of books, cds, and dvds. It is also a place to find storytime, lectures, film screenings, winter indoor farmer's market, and much more! Neighboring towns provide charming local libraries with their own unique collections.
Local Government: On November 8, 2011, voters in the Borough and Township of Princeton approved a ballot measure to consolidate into a single municipal government. The merger to a single Princeton took effect on January 1, 2013. Liz Lempert is the current Mayor of Princeton; her term will expire at the end of 2016. Princeton municipal departments are distributed among three locations - 400 Witherspoon Street, One Monument Drive, and 380 Witherspoon Street.
Media: Did you win the lottery? NJ Lottery results and radio and television listings are all conveniently posted in our Radio/TV/Lottery guide.
Montgomery: Flanked by the Millstone River Valley and the Sourland Mountains, Montgomery Township was once part of the Leni Lenape Indian lands. Today, the area has evolved into a thriving residential community with scenic views, a rich history, and an excellent school system.
Palmer Square: Located in the heart of downtown Princeton, Palmer Square is a stylish collection of shops, restaurants, offices, and residences surrounding the Town Green and the historic Nassau Inn. The square also offers special events, including the annual jazz festival and outdoor theater.
Parking: Parking in downtown Princeton can unfortunately be quite a challenge. There are limited metered spots in Princeton that can fill up fast. We¹ll be your virtual valets so you can spend less time circling for a spot and more time enjoying the town.
Parks & Playgrounds: Princeton is known for its beauty, in part due to many preserved areas, trails, and municipal and county parks. Beautiful lakes, most notably Carnegie Lake, along with canals and, a bit further west, the Delaware River, await those who wish to explore by foot or by oar.
Pennington: At the heart of Pennington is its one-light intersection of Main Street and East Delaware Avenue. The charming town features a handful of restaurants and boutiques, mostly frequented by locals.
Places of Worship: Princeton and the surrounding area has churches representing most major Protestant denominations, Catholic churches, synagogues, Unitarian churches, Eastern Orthodox services, and services of many other religions.
Princeton Area Golf: With many courses to choose from hitting the links in Princeton is easy. Below is our comprehensive list of golf courses, and golf centers in the Princeton area.
Princeton Area Wineries: The State of New Jersey is home to over 35 Wineries and Vineyards. Most of them offer wine tasting tours and many different types of special events during the year, including festivals, concerts, grape-crushing parties and holiday themed celebrations.
Princeton Automotive Guide : A helpful guide for those looking to buy, lease, sell, or fix a car. From Princeton area Auto Dealers to antique car shows to where to find the cheapest gas in town, we have information, articles, helpful links, and complete listings of all types of automotive businesses.
Princeton Back to School Guide : An updated and complete listing of Princeton public schools, private schools, pre-schools, educational programs and services, Adult education, SAT/ACT prep, recreational activities, after-school activities, informative articles, business listings, Open houses, kids party ideas, schools from the surrounding area, helpful links, and more!
Princeton Beauty and Fitness: Princeton Online's Beauty and Fitness guide provides comprehensive, trustworthy information about all aspects of beauty and fitness - skin care, cosmetic procedures, physical fitness, yoga studios, meditation, body building, weight loss, nutrition, and a complete list of Princeton beauty salons, Princeton spas, and Princeton gyms. POL's Beauty and Fitness Feature is your guide to feeling better, looking better, and living a healthy lifetstyle.
Princeton Business Directory: Our business directory is an encyclopedic resource conveniently situated on one page. From air conditioning to yoga and everything in between, our listings give you direct links to hundreds of local businesses with a simple scroll and click.
Princeton Entertainment : As the hub of entertainment and events in the Central New Jersey Area, Princeton provides an enormous opportunity for those residents and visitors looking for arts organizations, movies, culture, music, lodging, restaurants, and tickets to shows and local attractions.
Princeton Financial Services : A feature focused on all aspects of Finance in the Princeton area. Both personal and business financial services are represented with a thorough list of accountants, banks, brokers, insurance and mortgage companies, and other finance related businesses.
Princeton Garden Tours: Gardens in New Jersey collectively offer more than 3,250 acres of biological diversity and beauty with Spring and Summer being the prime time when picket-fence gates are swinging open for visitors.
Princeton Guide to Home Improvement : This feature is just what your home needs - helpful articles, links, and a complete list of local businesses to assist you with your projects! Princeton area contractors, painters, appliance stores, roofers, architects, builders, plumbers, and more. Remember, the home is where the heart is!
Princeton Health Care Guide : A detailed guide to health and well-being - providing you with information, articles, and links, including those for Princeton doctors, hospitals, and a listing of health care providers. The latest on traditional and alternative medicines, diet, fitness, mental health, pregnancy and birth.
Princeton History: A brief summary on Princeton's history and how it became a center for learning and culture.
Princeton Holiday Guide: Welcome to POL’s festive Holiday Feature - a wonderful guide for shopping and entertaining ideas. Look for caterers, invitations, gift ideas, and more. Tickets for favorite holiday events like McCarter Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol' and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra's 'Holiday Pops' Annual Family Concert, online donation links, and helpful articles that will get you through the busy season and into the holiday spirit. Ho Ho Holiday!
Princeton Hotel Guide : The greater Princeton area has many lodging options to suit the recreational traveler, business traveler, and family. Our Lodging guide provides listings to all hotels, motels, inns, and bed & breakfasts plus you can find out info on special rates and discounts.
Princeton House and Garden : Our House and Garden feature is loaded with information on gardens and home topics that will enlighten novices and experts alike. Our comprehensive directory of local services and companies will help you with everything from Princeton landscapers, sprinkler systems, pools, waterscapes, tree services, to firebowls.
Princeton Law Feature : A complete guide to Princeton lawyers, legal associations, law firms, and law services with articles and helpful links to assist you with your legal research.
Princeton Movies : Whether you are heading out to the movies or looking for a review, our movie guide provides you with all the local cinemas and online movie sites you'll need. Ordering your tickets online is just one click away.
Princeton Nature Reserves: Central New Jersey has thousands of acres of land that is maintained for the purposes of education, enjoyment, research, and preservation. The reserves aso provide a refuge from the chaos of everday life. Visit, relax, and enjoy!
Princeton Non-Profit Organizations : A complete guide to local community groups, organizations, foundations, and charities plus timely information about advocacy issues, workshops, and other items of interest in the non-profit sector. Sports for causes, family resources and support groups, athletic and business oriented clubs, drug and alcohol support groups, and groups offering help to the disabled, senior citizens, teens, and animals are all listed below.
Princeton Online Clients: Princeton Online, established in 1995 as one of the first city guides in the U.S., provides web hosting, web design, search engine optimization and web advertising solutions to over 400 businesses and non-profits located in the greater Princeton area.
Princeton Online Sports: If it takes place on a field, court, rink, track, lake, or gym in the greater Princeton area, you’ll find information on it here on our Sports Feature. We will keep you in the swing of things with our continually updated sports pages and links.
Princeton Online's Forrestal Village Feature: Princeton Forrestal Village (PFV) is a unique destination offering wonderful opportunities for dining, shopping, and office space with the focus on body, mind and spirit.
Princeton Pets: Pets play a huge role in our lives today. Man's best friends deserve the best information on care, products, and finding good homes. Natural pet food, daycare options, mobile pet grooming, and more are all listed below. Princeton Online's Pet Feature will keep you informed and your pet healthy and happy.
Princeton Real Estate : Homes for sale and to rent in the greater Princeton area plus relocation information, listings of real estate agencies and agents, mortgage resources, info on other communities, what’s new in the Princeton housing market and more!
Princeton Restaurant Guide : The best Dining Guide in New Jersey for restaurants in Princeton and the surrounding area. Princeton caterers and Princeton dining facilities with direct links to our advertisers' websites, menus and directions. BYO restaurants, brunch, sushi, live music, kid friendly restaurants, and more. Dining in Princeton simplified - yum.
Princeton Seniors : Princeton Online's Seniors Feature offers complete information on senior living - residential opportunities, affordable services, and programs that support, educate and engage older individuals, their families and caregivers. If you or someone you love is in need of financial planning, healthcare, rehabilitation, exercise and nutrition look no further.
Princeton Shopping : Visitors will be pleased to know that shopping in Princeton includes upscale chains, as well as unique shops and boutiques. Our shopping guide provides the latest information on what's new and happening with our local merchants.
Princeton Shopping Center: Enjoy strolling through beautiful gardens while shopping and dining at Princeton's One Stop Shop with plenty of free parking, unique gifts, home furnishings and accessories, health & beauty services, and grocery. The restaurant choices are amazing including everything from sandwiches to gourmet items to delectable bistro fare.
Princeton Summer Camps : A comprehensive guide to all local area camps in Princeton including academic camps, day camps, computer and technology camps, sports camps, performing and visual arts camps, special needs camps, and sleep-away camps! Also listed are educational programs, summer activities, and articles addressing first time campers and choosing the right camp for your child.
Princeton University: Princeton University is the cultural, educational, and economic backbone to Princeton. Its rich in offerings available to locals and visitors alike, from courses to audit, lectures, athletic games, camps to exhibits, performances, and other special events.
Princeton Walking Tours: Whether you are strolling around the grounds of Princeton University or walking through one of the many unique neighborhoods in town, Princeton and the surrounding areas offer pedestrians a wonderfully enriching experience.
Princeton Weddings : A complete guide to help you with all of your wedding needs. From the proposal to the honeymoon you will find everything you need to plan the day of your dreams. Princeton wedding locations, florists, caterers, jewelers, event planners, cakes, and more. Princeton Online wants your day to be an affair to remember!
Princeton's Historical Sights: Princeton has been home to world-renowned scholars, scientists, writers, and statesman, including U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Grover Cleveland - a treasure trove of historic places just waiting to be explored.
Princeton's Museums and Galleries: The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the richest cultural resources in the state of New Jersey – lucky us. Below you will find info about the museum plus a complete guide to all museums and galleries in the surrounding area.
Princeton's Summer Fare : Summer's here and the time is right for outdoor concerts, festivals, farmers' markets and all things FRESH, FABULOUS, & FUN! Our annual feature is "the" guide to summer events, activities, caterers, gourmet to go, fresh flowers and produce, outdoor dining, recipes, and more! So whether you are hitting the beach, the streets, or your favorite al fresco restaurant - POL has it covered. The only thing we don't provide is sunscreen. Now GET OUT THERE!
Relocation Information: POL’s Relocation Guide is full of important data for those new to the area or on their way with detailed information about real estate, schools, communities, and local businesses that can help with your transition.
Rocky Hill: For many locals, the village of Rocky Hill is a familiar sight—it is on the driving path to New York and points north. Yet the teeny town is also a popular entry spot for canoeing in, hiking or jogging alongside, or fishing in the Delaware and Raritan Canal.
Stockton: Stockton makes the perfect destination for a day trip, for the most part due to the gorgeous drive up the Delaware River via Route 29. Once you’re there, you can access the river, the canal state park, charming restaurants and antique shops.
Transportation: When's the next train to New York? Newark Airport? Boston? Princeton Online has all the answers to your transportation questions. With links to New Jersey Transit, driving directions to Princeton, and info and links to help you travel smoothly.
Weather: Tailgating in November at the Princeton vs. Yale football game and not sure what the weather will be like? Always check POL first for your updated local weather report.