Trenton is the capital of New Jersey and is a division of the Greater New York City area, making it a fun city to live in. A mid-sized city, the population is around 85,000. Homes can be found for all budgets, but the median cost of a home is around $111,000. There are 55 different neighborhoods in the city, and the majority of homes are row houses or attached homes, although detached single family dwellings are available as well. Most homes were built before 1970, and only around four percent of homes have been built since 2000.
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In general the cost of living in Trenton is lower than the nation's average, which combined with its location makes it an appealing place to live. The city contains a mix of blue collar and white collar workers, and the top industries that people work in are healthcare, administration, retail, and public service. Much of the population commutes to work, and the extensive public transportation makes this easy. The buses connect many areas of the city and the nearby suburbs, and train service connects to Newark, Philadelphia, and New York. The city contains a number of local colleges, and there is easy access to major universities.
Trenton offers a lot of entertainment and activities, including a variety of historic landmarks and events, for both visitors and residents of Trenton. Some of the nearby historical attractions include Battle Monument, New Jersey State House, Chambersburg, Old Masonic Lodge, the Old Barracks Museum, Friends Burying Ground, Contemporary Victorian Museum, and the 1719 William Trent House Museum. The Sun National Bank Center hosts a number of family-oriented events and major concerts. Past shows and entertainment include the Harlem Globetrotters, Barnum & Bailey Circus, Elton John, Cher, Bruce Springsteen, and Luciano Pavarotti. Trenton itself offers a variety of dining options, and its location makes it easy to visit nearby cities for a night out.