PRINCETON, NJ – Downtown Princeton is globally recognized as a desirable place to live, shop and dine, but according to a recent analysis by a prominent financial website, it isn’t only an excellent small town, it is the best “Small City” in America.
Wallethub.com, a website dedicated to helping consumers and small businesses make better financial decisions, analyzed 1,268 municipalities in the U.S. with a population between 25,000 and 100,000 and ranked them based on various criteria. Princeton emerged with the best overall score after taking first in the nation for “economic health”, seventh for “education and health,” and 41st for “quality of life.”
The new accolade follows similar tributes for Princeton over the past year, including being named the “Best College Town to Live In” by the financial website Smartasset.com, and the designation of an “Age-Friendly Community” from the World Health Organization.
“Princeton’s pedestrian-friendly character and plethora of cultural and recreational resources and attractions make it one of the country’s most unique and desirable places to live,” said David Newton, Vice President of Palmer Square Management, which developed The Residences at Palmer Square, a community of upscale residences and boutique retail shops and restaurants directly across Nassau Street from Princeton University. “It has certainly contributed to the overall appeal of our community and quality of life of our residents who are uniquely positioned to take advantage of it all. The energy of the downtown setting, combined with the luxury of the stately townhome and condominium residences, provides a compelling lifestyle proposition that has resonated with the public.”
The Residences at Palmer Square was conceived as part of a European-style town square for Princeton that would include shops, restaurants and residences as a complement to Princeton University. The community’s collection of homes is integrated into Palmer Square’s acclaimed collection of more than 40 brand-name stores, boutique shops, specialty food stores and restaurants. The homes include a carefully-crafted array of multistory townhomes and single-level condominium flats that blend distinctive architectural designs with sophisticated living spaces. Designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners of Lambertville, NJ, the residences feature a number of elevations which expertly complement the brick, Federal-style exteriors and Colonial-era structures of the immediate Palmer Square environment.
Two- and three-bedroom, single-level flats range from 1,623 to 3,195 square feet of living space, priced from $1,230,000. Multi-level, two- and three-bedroom townhomes with private street-level entrances range from 2,516 to 4,476 square feet and are priced from $1,825,000.
A limited offering of rental residences is also available, with one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,417 to 3,195 square feet of living space. The rental residences are available with monthly rents starting at $4,490.
Steel and concrete construction offers the highest level of quality and privacy, while terraces in many homes and promenades, courtyards and common areas offer desirable outdoor space. Homeowners also enjoy indoor parking.
Custom interior features and appointments include private elevators and 10-foot first-floor ceiling heights in townhomes, nine-foot ceilings in condominiums, and tray ceilings in living and dining areas and master bedrooms. Extensive millwork, including striking fireplaces with marble hearths, pocket doors and elegant crown moldings, add style and elegance to the homes. Gourmet kitchens are notable for maple cabinets, granite countertops and Viking stainless steel appliance packages, while spa-like Master baths feature whirlpool tubs, double sinks, glass showers, and marble countertops.
Ideally situated across from the main entrance of Princeton University, Palmer Square allows residents to enjoy Princeton’s cherished suburban ambiance, award-winning public and private schools, renowned university attributes, and world-class entertainment and cultural offerings. NJ TRANSIT access to New York and Philadelphia (and beyond) is only a short walk from The Residences at Palmer Square, and businesses and shopping venues of the nearby Route 1 corridor are also within easy reach.
For additional information on The Residences at Palmer Square and to make a private appointment to view fully-furnished townhome and single-level model homes, please call 609-924-3884, or visit www.palmersquareresidences.com. The sales center hours are 10-6pm Monday through Friday, and 11am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. The sales center is located at 22 Paul Robeson Place in Princeton.