"Where Tradition Meets Progress" is the theme of this community of about 7200 population. Princeton was founded in the 1830's and grew rapidly from a rural farming community to become the county seat. There are several historical homes from that era, many lovingly restored. Over 15 subdivisions with newer homes ranging from about $100,000 and up. Princeton is conveniently located off Interstate I80 within a two hour drive from the Chicago area, the Quad Cities, Peoria, Bloomington and Rockford. The Moline airport is 60 miles west, the Peoria airport is 60 miles south and Chicago airports

are usually less than 2 hours two depending on traffic! AMTRAK serves Princeton daily. An average home has property taxes of about $200/month. Crime and unemployment are low. The arts are alive and well!

Princeton has been called "The Illinois Retirement Eden", a "Pocket of Charm" and "Unspoiled" by some area news articles.  The older crowd thinks it's a great place to retire and younger families think Princeton the perfect place to raise their children.

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