Halfway between Princeton and Trenton in the state New Jersey is the town of Lawrenceville which is in the township of Lawrence. As one enters Lawrenceville and turns left off of Main Street, a beautiful city park is clearly visible. Village Park is a 60 acre active municipal park boasting 3 lighted soccer fields, softball fields, lighted tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, exercise equipment, playground structures and a dog park. Many residents come to this park daily. It is very noticeable that this community cares deeply about its public areas. Village Park is clean and beautifully maintained. The Village of Lawrenceville is also the home of Main Street Historic District which has been listed in the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places since 1972.
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Lawrenceville is a one and a half hour drive to New York City and less than a one hour drive to Philadelphia. Economic opportunity for residents of Lawrenceville is plentiful. Interstate 95 and US route 1 run through town. Train travel is an easy option because the Amtrak and NJ Transit Corridors are nearby with city bus transport to the train stations running regularly every day.
The Hopewell New Jersey Campus of Bristol Myers is almost next door to Lawrenceville as well as numerous office parks within 5 miles of town. Nearby shopping malls and services also provide many jobs. Lawrenceville and Lawrenceville Township are very economically stable communities.
Lawrenceville is an historic town having been in existence since the Revolutionary War but the planning and management of the town is very up to date. Over 25 percent of the land is preserved as parks and green acres which is an important part of planning and management to maintain a high life quality. Careful planning has been very successful in balancing shopping malls and commercial enterprise with open space.
The town of Lawrenceville is highly vested in its public school system and the school rankings are proof of this commitment. The close proximity of Princeton University, Mercer County Community College and Thomas Edison State College insure a bright future for all residents. The adult population of Lawrenceville is proud of its highly educated workforce.