OUR TOWN: LAWRENCEVILLE

 

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Courtesy of New York Times

Just like it’s next-door-neighbor Princeton, the quaint village of Lawrenceville shares it’s name and much of it’s property with a nationally esteemed institution.  The Lawrenceville School, a prestigious high school for both boarding and day students, boasts an 800 acre Frederick Law Olmsted designed campus, along with a notable alumni list.  And also like Princeton, the passion of the town’s residents and businesses ensures there is much to offer outside the school gates.

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The historic center of Lawrence Township, the three-block-long Main Street in Lawrenceville is part of the Kings Highway Historic District (the first colonial road in New Jersey), and boasts an impressive “restuarant row” including the fine dining spots Acacia, Vidalia and Chambers Walk Catering and Cafe. More casual but equally enjoyed are Fedora Cafe and T.J.’s Pizzeria.  And for a sweet treat don’t miss Purple Cow Ice Cream or Wildflour Baker and Cafe.

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The Lawrenceville School

Global pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb and the nationwide Education Testing Service (ETS) chose the surrounding Lawrence Township to call home.  Both companies support and fund the Lawrence Township Community Foundation,  whose largest project to date was creation of the the The Lawrence Hopewell Trail –  a 20 plus mile trail to bike, walk, jog, or hike.

Set locally between Princeton and Trenton, and regionally between New York City and  Philadelphia, Lawrenceville is accessible to Route 95, Route 1, and NJ Transit and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line.