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Mercer County, New Jersey

Trenton NJ State Capitol BuildingWelcome to Mercer County, New Jersey, a region steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. Situated in the heart of the state, Mercer County offers a diverse array of experiences for residents and visitors alike, from bustling urban centers to picturesque rural landscapes.

Living in Mercer County

The county is home to the state capital, Trenton, and prestigious institutions like Princeton University, fostering a vibrant atmosphere with diverse educational and employment opportunities. Residents enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including parks, trails, and museums, as well as a thriving arts scene and excellent schools. Its strategic location, with easy access to major cities like New York and Philadelphia, attracts many people to this dynamic and diverse region.

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History & Culture

Mercer County is home to many historic sites and cultural attractions, including:

  • Princeton University: A prestigious Ivy League institution with a stunning campus, world class art museum, and vibrant cultural scene.
  • New Jersey State House: The historic capitol building of New Jersey, offering guided tours and educational exhibits.
  • Old Barracks Museum: A Revolutionary War-era barracks turned museum, showcasing the history of colonial America and the American Revolution.

Parks & Recreation

The county boasts a variety of parks and green spaces for outdoor enthusiasts, such as:

  • Mercer County Park: A sprawling park featuring walking trails, sports fields, picnic areas, and a marina on Mercer Lake.
  • Washington Crossing State Park: A scenic park along the Delaware River, commemorating George Washington's famous crossing during the Revolutionary War.
  • Grounds For Sculpture: A unique 42-acre sculpture park and museum, showcasing contemporary sculpture amid beautifully landscaped gardens.

Family Attractions

For family friendly fun, Mercer County offers a range of attractions, including:

  • Sesame Place: A theme park based on the beloved children's show Sesame Street, featuring rides, shows, and character meet-and-greets.
  • Adventure Aquarium: An immersive aquarium experience with a wide variety of aquatic species, interactive exhibits, and live shows.
  • Trenton Thunder Baseball: Enjoy America's favorite pastime by catching a Minor League Baseball game at Arm & Hammer Park.

Dining & Shopping

Mercer County's diverse culinary scene features a wide variety of international cuisines, farm-to-table dining experiences, and local eateries. The area also offers shopping options, such as:

  • Quaker Bridge Mall: A large shopping mall featuring popular retailers, dining options, and a wide range of services.
  • Downtown Princeton: A charming district with local boutiques, galleries, and restaurants, perfect for a leisurely stroll and shopping experience.
  • Palmer Square: An upscale shopping and dining destination in the heart of Princeton, featuring unique shops and eateries.


Mercer County is conveniently located between New York City and Philadelphia, with easy access to major highways and public transportation options, including:

  • NJ Transit: Providing train and bus services throughout the county and connecting to neighboring regions and cities.
  • Amtrak: Offering intercity rail service from the nearby Trenton Transit Center and Princeton Junction Station.
  • Trenton-Mercer Airport: A regional airport providing commercial flights and general aviation services.

Mercer County Real Estate

This region features elegant historic homes that capture the area's rich heritage, as well as modern condos and townhomes as well as spacious single family homes.  If you have any questions about available properties in Mercer County, be sure to contact CENTURY 21 Action Plus Realty. You can also view current listings in Mercer County below.

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