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Princeton, Minnesota

Princeton is a city in Mille Lacs and Sherburne counties at the junction of the Rum River, the West Branch Rum River and their tributaries. It is 50 miles north of Minneapolis and 30 miles east of St. Cloud, at Highways 169 and 95. Princeton, MN, is ideal for residents looking for comfort, community, and natural beauty. 

Welcome to Princeton!

Beautifully positioned along the banks of the Rum River, Princeton takes pride in its lush green spaces, including the well-loved Riverside Park, Mark Park, and Rainbow Park, as well as the nearby Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and the multitude of surrounding lakes.

The town’s natural beauty plays a significant role in creating its tranquil ambiance. Beyond the serene residential areas, Princeton’s downtown district unfolds along Rum River Drive, showcasing its vibrant character. Here, visitors can delve into a treasure trove of cafes, dining spots, and unique shops set within historic buildings. The town also takes great care in preserving its heritage at the Mille Lacs Historical Depot and the Train Museum.

Princeton’s sense of community is further strengthened through its array of regular events, bringing locals together in celebration and camaraderie. Highlights include the Rum River Festival, the Holly Dazzle, the Winter Gala, the Princeton Farmer’s Market, and the Mille Lacs County Fair, not to mention the numerous events hosted at the Princeton Speedway. 

Age Friendly

Princeton offers a harmonious blend of friendly faces and supportive local businesses. Residents and visitors enjoy the close-knit community atmosphere. Princeton is age-friendly—a livable community for people of ALL ages. Age-friendly communities are more vibrant, age-inclusive, and well-designed—fostering economic growth by creating a more livable community for people of all ages. 

Embrace the Great Outdoors

Nature lovers will find their haven in the town’s parks, trails, and recreational facilities. The Rum River, winding its way through the area, offers a fantastic canoeing, kayaking, and fishing setting. The Surrey Bike, brought to you by Age-Friendly Princeton, is available to reserve from the first weekend of June through the last weekend of August. 

Enjoy weekly farmers markets and wildflower tours at the Sherburne Wildlife Refuge’s Oak Savanna Learning Center. Or walk one of the many trails at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.

A Hub for Quality Education

For families, Princeton’s commitment to quality education stands out. The local schools have dedicated staff and comprehensive programs and nurture an environment for academic excellence and holistic growth.

The Comforts of Modern Living

Just an hour’s drive from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Princeton and :30 from St. Cloud, Princeton offers a peaceful retreat without severing connections to the Twin Cities urban environment. It’s where you can relish the tranquility of small-town life while enjoying easy access to the metropolitan buzz.

Make Your Home At Rum River Residential Suites

The newly constructed Rum River Residential Suites—one of the newest age-friendly residential living in Princeton, offers comfort, convenience, and community. Enjoy the finest amenities, a secure and friendly environment, and immediate access to all that Princeton has to offer.

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