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Princeton a well known community is located at New Jersey in the Mercer County, United States of America.Princetown is best known because of the Princeton University ,located at the heart of the town .The University was established in the year 1756.Princetown is better known as the ‘college town ‘as there are numerous important and well known intuitions scattered throughout this small town.
Some of the popular institutes are the Princeton Theological Seminary, Educational Testing Service, Institute for Advanced Study, Opinion Research Corporation, , FMC Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Research. Apart from that Princeton accommodates well known companies like the Dow Jones & Company, Berlitz International, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Princeton NJ is equidistant from Philadelphia and New York .The Princeton Branch plays an important role in connecting Princeton NJ with New York and Philadelphia .The Princeton Branch also connect Princeton NL with the other locations like Princeton Junction Station Situated in the North East Corridor. One of the reasons of Princeton being such a popular location is because of its location. Princeton NJ is very close to the high way which connects New York and Philadelphia.
In the 1918 the Princeton Railway Station was shifted from the Blair Hall to the present location at University Place. After the World War2 communication to the big cities like New York developed within a short period. The time duration of the Amtrak ride is similar to that of Philadelphia and New York whereas the ride via the New Jersey transit is comparatively faster than the ride to Philadelphia.
The New Jersey transit provides the facility of shuttle services between the Princeton NJ and Princeton Junction .The train providing the shuttle service is popularly known as Dinky or Princeton Junction and Back. The journey involves two and some time one train cars.
Trenton is the capital of New Jersey however the official residence of the governor is at Princeton NJ from 1945 ever since the Morven became the mansion of the governor. Later on Morven was replaced by the colonial mansion Drumthwacket located in Township. The old mansion (Morven) was transformed into a museum .The museum became the property of the New Jersey Historical Society.
The Money Magazine in the year 2005 nominated Princeton NJ among the top 100 towns in the USA ideal for Living and Working.
The residents of the Princeton though have a strong community yet it is segregreated into 2 different municipalities: a borough and a township. The borough is surrounded by township .The Borough withdrew from this Township in the year 1894 due to a dispute over school and educational taxes. Later on these two municipalities founded the Princeton Regional Schools and similar other services for the benefit of the citizens residing in the town. However the two municipalities will reunite in 2013 January.
Some of the landmark of the Borough are Nassau Street, commercial street, University campus and majority of the urban area till the suburbanization after postwar. The total population of the Township and Borough is more or less similar .The total population the Town and Borough is around thirty thousand.
The Postal Codes of the United States includes 08544(University), 08542 (Borough), 08540 and 08543(Seminary).The pin code 08540 includes the area outside the proper Princeton. The area includes Hopewell, West Windsor and the Lawrence in the Mercer Township, Franklin and Montgomery Township in the Somerset county, Plainsboro and the South Brunswick in the Middlesex County .
The climate of Princeton is humid and continental climate .The summer is hot and humid whereas the winter is cold. According to the records of the weather.com the lowest temperature in this town is -27 degree centigrade in the year 1935 28th, January where as the maximum temperature recorded is 41 degree Centigrade in the years 1936, 9th July.