Seniors Appreciate Princeton

Princeton University, in New Jersey, is one of the finest schools in the nation. Senior citizens, how many  Ivy League Schools can you name? Harvard, Yale and Princeton, but what are the others? I had to look them up…Brown, Columbia, Cornell, U Penn and Dartmouth. I always forget Brown and Columbia. Princeton University has been sited in the community since 1756. The school is the nation’s fourth oldest, formed after breaking away from the overly religious Yale in 1756.

Not only is Princeton University in Princeton Township but there are many other well-known institutions as well. New Jersey’s capital is Trenton, but the governor’s official residence has been in Princeton since 1945. Guess the governor knows something about this special borough.

Princeton was named No. 15 of the top 100 towns in the United States to Live and Work In by Money Magazine in 2005. Around 17,000 folks live in Princeton. Read up on the many facts on the city as well as an interesting history on Wikipedia. It is said that Princeton is not just a town, but “an experience.”  I liked that and so I have put it on my “bucket list.”

Idyllic Area Draws Senior Visitors

The Princeton Region is an idyllic area filled with abundant amenities. And there is so much history in the area that senior visitors find attractive. I’ve found 17 neat things for you to see and do while you are in the area.

If senior travelers are looking for a mix of history, fine and eclectic dining, ivy-covered walls and a vibrant arts scene, Princeton is your kind of place. Visit the hallowed halls of Princeton University, the state’s Ivy League home to scientists, scholars and scribes. Take a walking tour of the charming campus.

A few more things that senior travelers will not want to miss include the Historical Society’s headquarters, Bainbridge House, which contains rooms with period furniture and frequently presents special exhibitions. The Art Museum at the University has an extensive collection of European paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century as well as American art from the Colonial period to the contemporary era, this museum is a must see during your stay.

Historic Nassau Hall, circa 1756, is the largest stone building in the nation. Mercer Street is home to rows of colonial houses that are of interest, including the house where Einstein resided when he researched at Princeton University. The many historic sights include the Thomas Clarke House and Princeton Battlefield State Park.

Charming towns and villages are abundant throughout  the Princeton Region, creating a diverse and interesting mini-metropolis. Each community has a distinct character – modern, commercial, rural or agricultural – but all take pride in their important role in the Princeton Region.

So when you get out east, drop by Princeton and take in all the great sites.  jeb



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