Our Neighborhood

The Princeton area, which has a population of approximately 30,000 residents, has tree-lined streets, specialty shops, restaurants, parks and a friendly and safe atmosphere.

For arts lovers, the McCarter Theatre Center, winner of a Tony Award for the best regional theater in the country, is a campus treasure within easy walking distance for students.

To further explore the arts and countless other resources, the shuttle train known as the "Dinky" connects the campus to Princeton Junction Station and regular service to New York City and Philadelphia (approximately one hour to either city). The University subsidizes many student trips to concerts, plays and athletic events in the two cities.

Regional Resources

Local Activities & Resources
Getting Around Campus
Office of Community and Regional Affairs


Princeton welcomes more than 790,000 visitors to its campus every year, and generates about $2 billion of economic activity.