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Take a Peek at Princeton

The little town of Princeton, NC is quiet rural living, saturated with rich history and well within reach of larger cities like Goldsboro and Raleigh. Princeton’s history is closely tied to the state’s railroad industry; the North Carolina Railroad spurred the development of Johnston County and gave birth to the little town of Boon Hill in 1861. Boon Hill, a town of just 12 individuals, was renamed Princeton in 1873. Today, the city has grown to include about 1,000 residents, as well as a number of both local and big-name businesses. If you’re looking for an intimate community wrapped in North Carolina’s natural beauty, then Princeton might be the right place for your next home.

$289,900 Median List Price

$1,300 Median Rent

The Homes

Homes in Princeton are highly affordable, as the median home value is well below the national average. You can find quite a variety here, too!

The Commute

Princeton is located between Smithfield and Goldsboro, placing it about 15 minutes from either city. It’s also about 50 minutes from Raleigh.

The Schools

Public school students in Princeton are served by Johnston County Public Schools, which educates over 36,000 students in 45 schools.

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Princeton by the Numbers


Population: 1,067
County: Johnston
Zip Codes: 27569

Travel & Commute

Goldsboro: 10 miles, about 15 minutes
Raleigh: 40 miles, about 50 minutes
Major Roads: US-70

Where Is Princeton?

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Parks & recreation

Princeton offers residents a number of outdoor and recreational opportunities, including organized sports like basketball, baseball, softball, T-ball, football, volleyball, and cheerleading. Princeton is also home to a community pool, and is within easy reach of the river parks of Smithfield and Selma.

Local & nearby attractions

Princeton is home to the Princeton Veteran’s Memorial. Flags of each of the nation’s armed forces, as well as the flag of prisoners of war, line the perimeter of the park. A beautiful brick pathway bears the names of local veterans. Princeton is also within a short drive of Smithfield and Selma. Each of these small cities is filled with attractions, such as museums and theatres, bars, and brewpubs.

Year-round events

Princeton might be a small town, but there are still big events to enjoy, like Community Day, Memorial and Veteran’s Day events, and a holiday parade. Princeton’s library hosts town events such as line dancing and American Sign Language classes. The Princeton Community Center holds even more events. Other cities around Johnston County host larger events and celebrations throughout the year.

Find Your Dream Home in Princeton

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Princeton Neighborhoods

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