About Princeton

Blessed with beautiful surroundings in the southern part of the state, Princeton offers a special quality of life for families and an ideal location for business and industry.

The City of Princeton offers progressive development in a fine community where families can live safely and serenely.  We are preparing this city to be an asset for future generations, to provide a secure home for developing families, a comfortable haven for the elderly, and a location worthy of settlement by industry and new citizens alike.

The City of Princeton offers municipal services second to none which are performed with precision and efficiency. Princeton also serves at the “Gateway to Four Seasons Country” with honor and pride, realizing our importance as a strategic location for the entire area.

Here are just some of the features Princeton offers:

EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

  • Mercer County – Rated among top 100 communities for youth
  • Excellent school system offering a broad curriculum

EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • Our police, fire, and emergency first responder services continue to provide high quality effectiveness while we enjoy some of the fastest response times in West Virginia. 
  • Response time for Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency First Responder – 3 to 5 minutes.

HEALTH CARE

  • Princeton Community Hospital – State-of-the-art health care facility
  • Excellent physicians and health care services

WELLNESS CENTER

  • Princeton Health and Fitness Center – modern, full-service facility for healthy lifestyles

HOUSING

  • Quality housing in healthy neighborhoods with easy access to community services and amenities

CHURCHES

  • Wide selection of churches, multiple denominations

RECREATION

  • Recreation Department – City Park, 4 additional community parks, pool, recreation center and numerous recreational programs and activities
  • Princeton Rays Professional Baseball Team
  • Celebrate Princeton Summer Festival
  • Autumn Fest Fall Festival

LIBRARY

  • #2 Library in the State of West Virginia

CULTURAL

  • Museums, historical displays
  • Performing arts center now open
  • New Railroad Museum housing a unique display of memorabilia and artifacts

CLIMATE

  • Gateway to Four Seasons Country

SHOPPING

  • Large number of restaurants and shopping centers
  • Ambiance and security of hometown shopping
  • Healthy Business District

BANKING

  • Five new banking facilities

ACCESS

  • Multiple access roadways to US 460
  • Close proximity to Interstate 77

POPULATION

  • Princeton proper – approximately 35,000 people