Mercer County is the cultural and intellectual powerhouse for the whole state of New Jersey. That seems like a big claim to make, but Mercer County can easily back it up, as the seat of the state capital, Trenton, and as the home of the students and graduates of the world-class Princeton University, as well as Rider University, Thomas Edison State College, and the College of New Jersey. The private sector also has a noticeable presence here, as graduates stick around to work for firms like the Berlitz Corporation, Advaxis, Dataram, MediGuard, ST Robotics, Pharmasset, Covance, and the Opinion Research Corporation.
Long story short: you can't go wrong building your future in Mercer County. Even better if that future is centered around your kids. With three highly prestigious private schools-- the Hun School of Princeton, the Peddie School in Hightstown, and the Lawrenceville School-- as well as one of the state's most successful school districts, West Windsor, your children will receive a great education. It doesn't hurt that Mercer County kids are so aware of life after high school. Leverage this with a Princeton campus tour, and watch your kids' motivation soar.
Of course, while careers and education are the most important considerations when making a move, that's not all there is to it. You also have to answer the question: what will I do here on the weekends? How will I fit into life here? Mercer County is just as serious about play as it is about work, with historical districts to explore, performances to see, and restaurants to enjoy.
Trenton County is the historical heart of the county. It played an important role in the American Revolution. You can still see the remains of that war at the Old Barracks Museum, so named for the old British on-site barracks. The Museum itself is known for its tour guides, who can tell you an encyclopedia's worth of facts about a war that shaped American history more than any other. The New Jersey State Museum, and the historic New Jersey Statehouse itself, are also worthwhile. On the way, see if you can spot the Trenton Battle Monument, a stately pillar dedicated to the soldiers who died in the Battle of Trenton.
The town of Princeton also makes for interesting day trip, if you don't live there. (And even if you do!) The Princeton Tour Company runs walking tours crammed with interesting facts about the people and personalities of Princeton, including but not limited to Albert Einstein, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, TS Eliot, F Scott Fitzgerald, and Toni Morrison. Catch a concert at McCarter Theatre, or see a movie in the Princeton Garden Theatre, a throwback to the golden age of small and intimate movie theatres. A number of fantastic local restaurants and cafes will refresh you afterwards. Leave room for dessert-- with no fewer than three beloved local dessert shops: Bent Spoon, Thomas Sweet Ice Cream, and Halo Pub, this is a city with a definite sweet tooth.
One thing is clear: this smart, industrious county is always at work building a better future for its residents. Get in on that future in one of our brand-new Mercer County homes.
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