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Princeton, the United States

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 04, 2023

Summary: The population of Princeton, NJ is estimated to be around 30,000 people. People love living in Princeton because of its small-town charm, excellent schools, and proximity to major cities like New York and Philadelphia. Residents in Princeton can enjoy a variety of activities, such as visiting the Princeton University campus, exploring the historic downtown area, and taking advantage of the many parks and trails. There are also plenty of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, and restaurants. The weather in Princeton is generally mild, with hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 75°F (24°C), and in the winter it is around 35°F (2°C). The average cost of living for a family in Princeton is quite high, with the median household income being around $150,000. The cost of a three bedroom home in Princeton is around $600,000, and a four bedroom home is around $800,000.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Princeton, they said:

"Princeton is a great place to retire for those looking for a peaceful and safe environment. It is a small town with a population of around 30,000 people, and is located in central New Jersey. The town is known for its excellent schools, vibrant cultural scene, and access to major cities like New York and Philadelphia. Expats should be aware that the cost of living in Princeton is higher than the national average, and housing prices can be quite expensive. Additionally, the town is known for its cold winters, so those looking to retire in Princeton should be prepared for the cold weather," commented one expat who made the move to Princeton.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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