Monthly Archives: April 2013

Car-Share Vehicle Spotted at Westminster Choir College!!!

Even if you live a mostly walkable life, walking to work, gathering groceries from local stores, socializing in local bars and restaurants…you will likely realize that some jobs just require a car. Especially here in Jersey, your options are greatly … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaching For Free Princeton U. Houses!

Remember those free houses that Princeton University wants to give away to anyone willing and able to take them? Well, the deadline for this amazing offer is tomorrow, Tuesday April 30. If you want one, you better hurry up and … Continue reading

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Apartments Unlikely To Add Many Students To Princeton Schools

We love living in Princeton, but there are a few issues, and a high tax rate is certainly one of them! Municipal taxes, county taxes, school board taxes- it all adds up to a pretty hefty load on local residents. … Continue reading

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Steps To A Walkable Community

It can be hard to imagine what a walkable neighborhood might look like, or how we can go about creating it. The National Resources Defense CouncilĀ (NRDC), a New York-based environmental advocacy group, which supports compact walkable development, has made available … Continue reading

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Top 5 Groups To Visit At Communiversity 2013

Communiversity is happening this Sunday, April 28 in downtown Princeton. This annual festival is a unique slice of Princeton life where students and people from the town come together to celebrate all the good things about living in the Princeton … Continue reading

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Sunshine State Shows How Density = $$$

“Where Urban Amenities Meets Small-Town Living”. That phrase, which fits Princeton perfectly, is in fact the motto of Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota, a community of 56,000 people, is itself the major urban center of Sarasota County. Unlike the Princeton area, Sarasota … Continue reading

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On Earth Day, Support Efficient Land Use

Today, April 22, is Earth Day. On Earth Day, many of us like to make pledges to protect the environment. Every pledge is valuable, because only by acting together can we overcome the challenges facing our air, water and green … Continue reading

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Celebrating Neighborday 2013!

How well do you know your neighbors? It’s a funny thing that in 2013, when we are more connected than ever before, via cell phones, social media and 24-hr news, we don’t always keep in touch with those living nearby … Continue reading

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The Alternative To Walkable Homes In Princeton Is Car-Dependency

Yesterday we reported about twelve different ‘Princeton’ communities in the Central Jersey area. From ‘Princeton Gardens’ to ‘Princeton Oaks’, these communities are united by their use of ‘Princeton’ in their name, and the fact that they aren’t actually in Princeton. … Continue reading

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We Map Twelve Princetons!

In the Central Jersey area, there are a remarkable number of residential communities that have ‘Princeton’ in their name, even though they technically aren’t in Princeton. We mapped twelve such developments (note: several are in the Princeton 08540 zip code … Continue reading

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