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Here are 5 houses for sale in Princeton, NJ, a college town with a suburban feel

This three bedroom, three bath is asking $850,000 and has a sunroom and a large backyard with a bluestone patio and fountain.

Callaway Henderson Sotheby's/Zillow 

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Princeton, New Jersey, best known for the prestigious Ivy League university of the same name, has a lot to offer if you’re ready for suburban living. There are well-rated public schools, parks, and a popular downtown area. It’s also the number one place to live in New Jersey, according to Niche

You can get a lot for your money when it comes to buying a house compared to New York City: the median sales price is $550,000, according to Realtor.com. You can find a variety of styles like Tudors and new construction located in tree-lined, suburban neighborhoods. There are also several private and gated communities. Most houses here have large yards and home offices, ideal in the Covid era.

Princeton University is a major part of the college town, and there are also museums, parks, and lots of local shops and restaurants. For culture, there’s Princeton University Art Museum, and Morven Museum & Garden. Popular parks include Princeton Battlefield State Park, the site of a major Revolutionary War battle, and Turning Basin Park. Downtown, you’ll find Palmer Square, a mall with national chains and local shops, plus restaurants like Agricola Eatery and Hoagie Haven, a popular sandwich shop around since the 70s. The public schools also check out with an A+ rating from Niche

So, if Princeton sounds appealing to you, here are five houses on the market including a house in a residential community with a pool and tennis courts and a custom-built Tudor with a sunroom. 

27 Constitution Hill West

This three bedroom, three bath is asking $850,000. The house has tile and hardwood floors, skylights, casement windows, high vaulted ceilings, built-in shelves, recessed lighting, a gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning, and a bluestone patio with a fountain in the backyard. Located in Constitution Hill, a residential community with a pool and tennis courts, Greenway Meadow Park and Morven Museum & Garden, a national historic landmark, are nearby.

71 Quaker Rd. 

This three bedroom, two bath is asking $729,900, after a $30,000 price cut in August. The house sits on 2.4 acres on Stony Brook and has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, a fireplace, wood-beamed ceilings, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, central air conditioning, a laundry room, a deck, and stone garden paths and walls. Princeton Battlefield State Park and Historic Overlook Park are nearby. 

6 Cedar Brook Terrace 

This four bedroom, three bath is asking $679,000. The house has refinished hardwood floors, a new roof and HVAC system, a fireplace, stainless steel appliances, built-in bookshelves, a home office, side porch, a full basement, and a patio in the large backyard. Rosedale Park and Princeton University are nearby.

 

1 Stephen Dr.

This four bedroom, three bath is asking $649,000. The custom-built Tudor has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, multiple fireplaces, central air conditioning, an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a formal dining room, a deck, and a sunroom. Four Barns Farm and Millstone Park are nearby.

1 Hemlock Ct. 

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $625,000. The house has vaulted ceilings, terrazzo tile flooring, a fireplace, wet bar, built-in shelves, stainless steel appliances, a bonus room that can be used as a home office, central air conditioning, and a patio in the large backyard. Located in Province Hill, a gated community, Princeton Junior School and Fackler Park are nearby.