Our towns boast some the finest cultural and historic sites in the state such as the Revolutionary War battle sites in Trenton and Princeton. Mercer County is also home to first-class parks, a living history farm, a wildlife center, four public golf courses, the Trenton Titans professional hockey team, and the New York Yankees AA-affiliate, Trenton Thunder at Waterfront Park on the Delaware River. And the Sovereign Bank Arena, ranked among the best performing venues of its size in the world, has hosted major acts, including Elton John, Cher, Ringling Brothers Circus and Disney on Ice. Just up the road in Princeton is the Tony Award winning McCartre Theatre.
With a highly skilled and educated labor pool Mercer County is also home to Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State College, and Mercer County Community College. The public school system is comprised of nine public school districts, a Special Services School District and Vocational/Technical Schools. Our library system features nine branch locations.
The quality of life can't be beat with easy access to excellent rail and air transportation. Amtrak, SEPTA, and New Jersey Transit serve passengers at the Trenton, West Trenton, Hamilton, and Princeton Junction stations. And the new River Line connects Mercer County to South Jersey. Trenton-Mercer Airport is a general aviation airport owned and operated by the county and home to a number of corporate jet facilities as well as a commercial airline.
Open space and farmland are being preserved and protected with an eye to the kind of growth that supports our citizens needs for homes, schools, recreation areas, and places of employment, as well as protecting the air and water quality and lands upon which we live, work and play.