Category Archives: Real estate

Princeton’s Mt Lucas Road Land Purchase: A Potentially Costly Deal

Princeton’s Democratic Council members are at loggerheads over a potential open space purchase off Mt Lucas Road. Proponents argue that the purchase is necessary to prevent development of 20.4 acres of land, and to provide a link between existing open space … Continue reading

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Princeton To Hold Hearing On Proposed Walkable MacLean Street Apartments

This Wednesday, January 27, Wednesday, February 17 the Princeton Zoning Board will have a hearing on a proposal to bring 10 new apartments to the old Masonic Hall at John Street and MacLean Street. The new apartments would potentially allow … Continue reading

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Home Prices In Princeton Jump 9% in 2015

The selling price of residential properties in Princeton leapt by 9% in 2015, and the average sales price was over $1 million. Those are two of the findings from an analysis of 2015 real estate data by ‘Sig and Syl’ at … Continue reading

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Princeton Council Struggles With “Anti-McMansion” Regulations

“Control the size of houses and where they are built”. That was the target of Princeton Council at their meeting last week. Like many prosperous places, Princeton seems in the grip of teardown fever, as developers replace modest mid-20th-century homes with larger, more modern models. Planning … Continue reading

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‘A Princeton Of Villages’ – How Princeton Planned To Grow To A Green Community Of 40,000 People

Open space. A complete network of cycle paths. Housing options that preserved social and economic diversity. Stores that can be accessed easily on foot. All this was envisaged in 1973 by the Princeton Planning Board, as part of a 20-year vision … Continue reading

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Princeton’s Most Walkable Neighborhoods

Princeton is known as a walkable town, but the ease with which residents can walk to amenities varies greatly between different neighborhoods.  A new map of walkability from walkscore.com allows us to easily see which neighborhoods are most walkable. The walkscore.com … Continue reading

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Should Princeton Save Or Tear Down This Historic Home?

It has period features, elegant styling, and is a short walk to Palmer Square, with all the attractions of downtown Princeton. This historic home, next to a park, has housed generations of Princeton residents in its cozy interior. It may … Continue reading

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