Trenton, located in Mercer County, is the capital of New Jersey. As of the 2010 US Census, Trenton has a population of 84,913, making it the state’s 10th largest municipality. The city is part of both the Delaware Valley and the Greater New York City Area. Trenton dates back to 1719 and became New Jersey’s capital as of November 1790. The city of Trenton is home to numerous neighborhoods and sub-neighborhoods. The North Ward, once a Mecca for the city’s middle class, is not one of the most economically distressed, torn apart by race riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. Nonetheless, the area still retains many important architectural and historic sites. North Trenton is also home to the historic Shiloh Baptist Church – one of the largest houses of worship in Trenton and the oldest African American church in the city founded in 1888.
Located at the southern tip of North Trenton is the city’s Battle Monument, also known as “Five Points”. It is the structure that marks the spot where George Washington’s Continental Army launched the Battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War. South Ward is the most diverse neighborhood in Trenton and is home to many Latin American, Italian American, and African American residents. The East Ward is the smallest neighborhood in Trenton and is home to the Trenton Train Station as well as Trenton High School. Trenton is also the home of Thomas Edison State College, Mercer County Community College, and The College of New Jersey, formerly named Trenton State College, close to many NJ Homes. Start your search of houses for sales in Trenton, NJ online or with one of our NJ realtors.
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