Welcome to Mercer

Exciting community with sophisticated elegance

Home to the state capitol of Trenton, New Jersey, Mercer County is a thriving suburban area. It is about an hour from New York City and Philadelphia, providing access to some of the largest and most popular metropolitan cities in the U.S. It also has many rural landscapes and farmland that allows for a more relaxed lifestyle.

There are various styles of home architecture to explore in Mercer. Greek Revival homes are fairly common, known for their bold columns, elaborate cornices, and friezes. Colonial homes that reflect Mercer’s deep historical roots with strict symmetry and rectangular shapes are also popular in the area. In addition, farmhouse-style homes with open floor plans and surrounded by lots of green lands are quite prominent in Mercer. No matter the unique home style you are interested in, you can find a beautiful home in Mercer.

Mercer attracts world-renowned businesses and is home to elite schools like Princeton University. This bustling culture gives Mercer a sophisticated and refined atmosphere while also offering lots of opportunities for fun and pleasure.

What to Love

  • Award-winning library system
  • Transportation to New York and Philadelphia via Amtrak and Septa
  • Shows at the McCarter Theatre
  • Scenic parks and hiking trails
  • Historic American Revolution battle sites

Local Lifestyle

Locals of Mercer love the county’s exciting community atmosphere. The different towns in the county each provide a different atmosphere which creates a holistic, unique overall environment. Many people who live in Mercer commute to New York City or Philadelphia for work, while others have the privilege of working in Mercer. The latter has become a more accessible option, given Mercer has been flourishing recently as a business-centric area.

Mercer is home to nine public schools, all of which have incredible reputations. There is so much to do in Mercer County for all ages. For indoor fun, Mercer has amazing museums, theaters, restaurants, and shops. Opportunities for outdoor fun come in the form of Mercer’s picturesque parks and trails.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

There are so many luxury dining options in Mercer. Elements is an incredibly upscale restaurant in Princeton that serves innovative American fare. It uses locally sourced and sustainable ingredients for all of its dishes. Housed in an exquisite French chateau with a stunning waterfall, Rat’s Restaurant is a wonderful restaurant. It serves country-style French dishes in a Monet-inspired garden setting.

Mistral is a bustling, modern restaurant with an eclectic menu. It serves dishes from various global inspirations in a sophisticated, calming atmosphere. KC Prime Restaurant Steakhouse is another incredible fine dining experience. It has a contemporary and inviting setting and serves mouthwatering steak and seafood options. In addition, it has a Sunday brunch buffet, popular among Mercer locals.

Things to Do

There is plenty to do in Mercer. The Trenton Country Club is an exclusive, private family club. Not only does it have a challenging 18-hole golf course, but it also has options for upscale and casual dining, fun social events, three pools for varying purposes, tennis courts, and a spectacular clubhouse with a fitness center. It is truly an amazing community to join.

If you are in the mood for a ball game, check out the New York Yankees’ AA affiliate team, the Trenton Thunder. Games are held at Trenton Thunder Ballpark and are a fun way to support local recreational activities with semi-professional skill levels. If you would rather see a show, you can plan a visit to the CURE Insurance Arena, which has hosted events like Disney on Ice and the Harlem Globetrotters.

There are also lovely outdoor adventures to explore. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is a stunning nature preserve with an elaborate botanical garden and museum. It is dedicated to educating the public about the area’s native species and is a lovely place to stroll around and take pictures. No matter your interests, Mercer has something fun for you to do. 

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Overview for Mercer, NJ

3,663 people live in Mercer, where the median age is 54.1 and the average individual income is $61,305. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Mercer, NJ

Mercer has 1,545 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mercer do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,663 people call Mercer home. The population density is 259.3 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Mercer. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Titusville Child Development Center
PreK - K
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Bear Tavern Elementary School
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The Titusville Academy
2nd - 12th
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