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A Princeton Profile - University, Degrees, Work, Retirement, and Best Attractions That Include the Healthline Bus
Energy Production and Energy In Retirement
Princeton, New Jersey is home to one of the top universities in world and the mythical Princeton Plainsboro Hospital of the medical drama series House, M.D. The town offers one of the best opportunities for happy retirement in the USA as well. Princeton is ranked as the 7th Best Place to Retire in America in terms of staying young and active.
If this were not good news enough, Princeton set itself in place to become a top energy producer in the 2010s. City leaders accomplished this placement by facilitating the purchase a successful rival energy company.
Princeton's NRG Energy Inc. used $1,700,000,000 ($1.7 Billion) to purchase GenOn Energy Inc. This creates the largest single American independent electricity generator. This is the largest independent producer of electricity in the country and will produce increasing numbers of jobs in the 2010s. This provides a stronger base for continuing consistent energy and other services to retirees. Princeton is a solid place to retire as well as to work.
Live, Work and Retire in Princeton
Princeton, New Jersey is made up of a borough and a township that will combine in 2013 to become one governmental entity. The area has been names a Best Place to Retire and a best Place to Live and Work in the 2000s and 2010s by Forbes.com and CNN Money.
The history of the area includes the Lenape Native American Nation, Quaker Settlements, Revolutionary War action and other events that have given rise to a number of places now on the US National register of Historical Places. A number of festivals, tours, and other events commemorate these milestones (see Selected Area Attractions below).
Princeton is a college town that has drawn other important companies intro the area. These include the Institute for Advanced Study, Educational Testing Service (ETS), Siemens Corporate Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sarnoff Corporation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Berlitz International, and Dow Jones & Company as well as others. College towns have often proven to be best cities for work, life. and active retirement.
Energy and sustainability are two foci of town and business leadership, along with the jobs they will bring.
Revolutionary War History
Selected Area Attractions
- Grounds for Sculpture - This sculpture garden displays works by American and international sculptors in a variety of styles and media.
- Welcome to Monster Mini Golf! - If you are looking for a unique and fun Mini Golf or Putt Putt Golf experience, then visit 18 holes of indoor glow-in-the-dark Monster themed fun. Plus great arcade games and two very posh private haunted mansion.
- Olivia's Wellness Connection - promoting health and wellness activities for area residents.
- Palmer Square - Princeton NJ Shopping & Dining & Restaurants - Princeton NJ shopping, dining and restaurants at Palmer Square. Our events also draw thousands, from Girls Night Out to our Summer Music Series, JazzFeast, Summer Sidewalk Sales and Block Parties.
- Patriot's Week - End of December and first week of January, Revolutionary War oriented.
- Princeton Senior Resource Center - Well planned, comprehensive, positive experiences.
- Princeton University - Welcome - The University offers the AB and BSE degrees in 34 departments, at least 47 Certificate Programs, a number of Master's Degrees, and the PhD in several areas. Engineering and Applied Science comprises a large department that is a major focus of the university. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is a fast-growing field. Operations Research and Financial Engineering is another. Interdisciplinary and Joint Degree Programs are also fast-growing.
- Revolutionary War Sites at Princeton - Revolutionary War sites in Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton Battlefield Park, Friends Meeting House, Richard Stockton Gravesite, Washington Spring, Olden House, Morven, Princeton Battle Monument, and others.
- Rockingham - Wartime HQ of George Washington in 1977.
Princeton University Students In the Olympics and Other Major Sporting Events
- Institute for Advanced Study
Albert Einstein worked here for some time, along with other famous scientistgs and developers.
- Mercer County Community College - MCCC - West Windsor, NJ
Mercer County Community College, located in West Windsor, New Jersey, is a two year community college offering a variety of credit and noncredit courses, Associcate degrees, Certificate programs, as well as, a numerous award-winning community activit
- Princeton Theological Seminary
- Welcome to Westminster Choir College | Westminster Choir College
Farm Markets and U-Pick Farms Near Princeton
- Crops to pick - Asian Pears, White peaches, Korean grapes, others
- Peach Blossom Festival every spring
- 1023 Yardville-Allentown Road, Hamilton Township, NJ 08620. Phone: (609) 259-0029
Lee Turkey Farm
- Crops to pick - Just about anything! Includes flowers as well as fruits, vegetables, and turkeys (already oven-ready).
- Roadside Market and U-Pick open May through December
- Special events like a pumpkin patch, corn made, and hayrides.
- 201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ. Phone: (609) 448-0629
- Crops to pick - Large variety
- Special events like birthday and holiday parties
- 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. Phone: 609-924-2310
New Jersey Transit for Princeton is singular in its provision of dedicated Bus Route 655 to the major healthcare facilities in the city (the Healthline).
In addition to the great Healthline bus route, Princeton has the free B, a free bus line during regular commuter hours of about 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM though Downtown Princeton. Very few communities have such services.
Princeton University operates Tiger Transit buses around the university campus and adjacent areas of Princeton borough. In support of campus sustainability, Tiger Transit buses are low-floor, fully accessible, and run on B20 biodiesel fuel. Bike racks are also provided. Real Time GPS tracking for these buses is available through a SmartPhone App.
A number of upscale housing developments have emerged for upper income level retirees in Princeton, bu the area also supports 55+ Active Living Communities as well. Some of those include:
- 802 McKinley Court Princeton New Jersey 08540; Phone (609) 788-3708
- 2000 Windrow Drive; Princeton, NJ 08540; Phone 609-520-3700
Toll Brothers, Princeton Manor
- 3 Huntington Court, Kendall Park, NJ 08824; Phone 732-821-0288
- Apartment Guide for Princeton Rentals. Click this link.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center
Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center
While television's Princeton Plainsboro Hospital does not exist, plenty of others offer top notch services in this part of New Jersey.
The Princeton Healthcare System includes NJ Transit's public bus line 655, called the Healthline. Its motto is The quickest way from here to health. The bus runs a loop from Princeton to Plainsboro, hitting all the major health facilities as well as he train station and shopping malls. Bus fare is reasonable at $1.50 or $0.70 for Seniors and children under 12. Free tickets are available to those who need them and provide documentation.
An official mayor's Neighborhood Healthcare Information Center is established at 281 Witherspoon Street on the lower level, phone (609) 853-6200.
The newest health facility, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center, opening in the spring of 2012 with hours available six days per week. Extended hours were added to several evenings and Saturday. Medical residents on staff come from the famous Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and work under experienced certified physicians. This facility offers newer as well as traditional health programs and services, including a Sleep Center for sleep disorders, Hospice, and rehabilitation options.
With the opening of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center, the healthcare complex of Princeton probably surpassed the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital on House MD.
Retirement Jobs Available
Numbers of jobs available in Princeton NJ have remained fairly stable for the 12 months from August 2011 to August 2012. During August 2012, over 55,000 jobs listings were available for the Princeton Area. Jobs listed as "50+ age friendly" include these high demand job titles for the general population:
- Accounting Managers
- Accounting Clerks
- Data Analysts
- Customer Service Representatives
- Business Analysts
- Project Managers
- HR Recruiters
- Administrative Assistants, Proofreaders, similar
- Assembly Workers
Adecco employment services company is the employer listing the largest numbers of job listings available for Active Seniors as well as the general public in Princeton.