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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Princeton

It's a family friendly university town. Lot of great dining options with varying cuisines and different price ranges.

It's very quiet and safe. Near some cute restaurants and markets. Cute breakfast place, all you can eat sushi, PA Dutch Market (which is only open on weekends).

I like the fact that it is peacefully quiet and the people are very friendly. Also the fact that it is Safe and consists of various ages.

We are close to a university and very nice downtown area which has great restaurants. All of the essentials are nearby.

Who Lives Here

Princeton Demographics

Education

High School

9%

Associate's

6%

Bachelor's

20%

Master's

22%

Doctorate

43%

Family Size

2 people

48%

3 people

21%

4 people

19%

5 people

9%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

23%

50-100k

17%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

10%

200k+

38%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

19%

20-45

32%

45-65

24%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Princeton?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Nov '23$2484$2830$3518$3378
Oct '23$2550$2943$3696$3378
Sep '23$2645$3277$3944$3378
Aug '23$2310$3249$4064$3378
Jul '23$2200$3185$4017$4479
Jun '23$2370$3069$4135$4932
May '23$2605$3251$4150$5137
Apr '23$2605$3187$3652$4110
Mar '23$2200$2650$3564$3995
Feb '23$2200$2650$3200$3410
Jan '23$2200$2957$3200$3410
Dec '22$2200$2570$3030$3410

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Princeton

Princeton Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

38%

15-30 Mins

31%

30-40 Mins

10%

40-60 Mins

8%

60+ Mins

13%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2626

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 10 of 11 renters

Percentage: 5252

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Health, Pet

Things To Do In Princeton

Top Score

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 58% more coffee shops than average
  3. 22% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Princeton.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 24% fewer gyms than average
  3. 23% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Princeton doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 38% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 52% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 49% more fine art centers than average
  3. 25% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 47% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 33% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Princeton serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. An average number of restaurants
  3. 9% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Princeton is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Princeton.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 62% fewer parks than average
  3. 50% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Princeton.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Princeton's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 62% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 62% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Princeton Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 11 of 11 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 11 of 11 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 11 of 11 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 11 of 11 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 11 of 11 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 11 of 11 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 10 of 11 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 10 of 11 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 10 of 11 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 9 of 11 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 9 of 11 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 9 of 11 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 7 of 11 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 7 of 11 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 7 of 11 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 6 of 11 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 6 of 11 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 9 of 11 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 9 of 11 renters

Princeton Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Princeton

10/10

Riverside Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

10/10
9/10

Monmouth Junction Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

9/10

Dutch Neck Elementary School

Grades K-3 • Public

8/10

Woods Road

Grades PK, K-4 • Public

8/10

Community Park Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

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Living in Princeton, NJ

Princeton, New Jersey is a small city with slightly less than 31,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 should fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the city. With an average age of just over 38, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in New Jersey. Renters tend to be in the minority in Princeton, and 59% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Princeton is $230/month more than the state average.

There are two primary industries in Princeton: education and scientific. Together, these industries make up 24% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in management, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Princeton workers earn an average annual income of just over $133,000, about $47,000 more than the state average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Princeton has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 28% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 15% possess a Bachelor's degree.

Princeton residents have an average commute of about 30 minutes, shorter than the state average of about 34 minutes. Many residents (26%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't used much. Few residents (8%) commute to work on foot, though the number far surpasses the national average.