Not really a part of New Jersey, Princeton stands out in many ways. In denial about their proximity to Trenton, residents choose to focus on the elitist university that proudly stands in their midst and the athletic communities that fester as a result. The Princeton Public schools are nationally recognized but anyboby who's anyone goes to private school mainly starting in kindergarden, or at latest, in 6th grade. All the avant-garde highschoolers go to boarding schools, mainly exeter, hotchkiss, taft, and of course Lawrenceville. All middle schoolers dream of going to lawrenceville. For those who aren't ready to leave yet apply as a day student. Only the best of the best get in as day students, and the others are forced to sever ties with homes and move out. Weekends are spent in town shopping at j.crew or morning runs by small world coffee or, as a last resort, starbucks. In June and into mid July children attend sports camps usually focusing on soccer in the early years, eventually progressing onto squash and lacrosse. By august everyone is gone either to Nantucket, the Cape, the Vinyard, or Fishers Island. Most people have nicknames that are printed on the back of appropriately faded sweatshirts, worn with seven jeans, and flip flops year round.
Kelsey: Hey Mads how are you? I haven't seen you in Princeton since forever!
Mady: OMG kels I KNOW I can't believe how long its been! Want to run to small world?
Kelsey: Ah I was just there this morning on my way to lville. Lets go to Halo Pub and you can tell me all about Taft!
Mady: Well, theres not much to tell since you guys killed us at sweet laxin!
Princeton is the New Jersey version of Greenwich.
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