Trenton, NJ

Population: 84,559 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Trenton has a Livability Score of 52/100, which is considered poor
  • Trenton crime rates are 141% higher than the New Jersey average
  • Cost of living in Trenton is 21% lower than the New Jersey average
  • Trenton real estate prices are 68% lower than the New Jersey average
  • Rental prices in Trenton are 21% lower than the New Jersey average

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      Bought a home in Trenton
      Attractions8/10
      Community7/10
      Nightlife3/10
      Dining5/10
      Shopping7/10
      I love it here coming from Brooklyn NY ,Park slope. I hear alot of bad news about Trenton but all of Trenton isn't bad!! Just like any other city so I dont get it. If you visit and don't like it you haven't done your due diligence so stop the bad mouthing of this city.
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      5 Years In Trenton, NJ
      Attractions4/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife5/10
      Dining5/10
      Shopping6/10
      I have lived in Trenton for five years, and I could not imagine living in another place. There are so many friendly people in the city, but it's very crowded. You have to know where to go at the right time of the day so that you won't be bombarded by a crowd of people.

      I'm a person who loves history, and there are numerous museums and older houses that are open to the public. The Old Barracks Museum is a place that was built for the British troops. The William Trent House is somewhere I like to visit, but it takes a while to learn all about the history of the area by visiting a house. The best way to visit is with a tour guide who can tell you about the house and the area as well as the man who lived there.

      Many of the houses in the city are older. This is a benefit because they are usually larger, but the downtown area is developing into a place of large businesses and apartment complexes. There are several parks in Trenton. I can walk from my home to reach Cadwalader Park in only a few minutes. There are statues in the park and plenty of room to walk and play without feeling like you are crammed in one place. I enjoy the farmers markets in the middle of town that are open on warm summer mornings. The people will talk to you and reach out any way possible. Some of the restaurants serve the same kinds of food, so you have to travel to the outskirts of Trenton to get something ethnic.

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      Nothing much over here...
      Attractions5/10
      Community5/10
      Nightlife3/10
      Dining3/10
      Shopping4/10
      There's barely anything to do here. All I came here for is to visit some of my parent's friends and they do not like it there. The crime there is horrible! It's just as bad as Baltimore's crime! The houses were not good-looking at all. Kensington is much better than this s****y place. Although there's some skyscrapers there, some are restricted there. I agree with erika2620 about Trenton. Just because rent is cheap, doesn't make it good. Expensive things are ALWAYS better! Honestly in Trenton, you can barely find any good restaurants. I've had boring times over there too. I even had embarrassing things happening there once. I rather not talk about it though... So anyways, not a good place to live in because of the black people there. The end!
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      I do not like it at all.
      Attractions6/10
      Community5/10
      Nightlife3/10
      Dining3/10
      Shopping6/10
      I moved here almost a year ago and I am looking to move AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The street crime here is outrageous. I thought the Bronx, New York was bad. But after moving here I realized I was better off over there. The buildings around my neighborhood are mostly abandoned. The sidewalks are cracked and dangerous to walk on. It is definitely not a place to raise children. Someone had recommended Trenton because the rent was cheap. I made the biggest mistake ever. I rather pay more rent anywhere else and feel safe, than settling for this. Honestly, speaking.
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      Historic Trenton, NJ - A Winner for Visitors
      Attractions7/10
      Community6/10
      Nightlife5/10
      Dining5/10
      Shopping5/10
      I've visited Trenton, New Jersey, numerous times for business, and each time it pleasantly surprises me. As the capital of New Jersey, Trenton has a beautifully remodeled statehouse that is well-worth a visit if you have some time to kill. Additionally, the Trenton Thunder are the AA minor league affiliate for the New York Yankees, so taking a trip to the ballpark is a great activity for the family. My clients have always enjoyed that entertainment, as well.

      The restaurants in Trenton are great, too. One of my favorites is De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies - their pizzas are amazing. There are also a lot of good restaurants near the train station, and Trenton is easily accessible by train and air. The Trenton airport is particularly easy to navigate. At the same time, Trenton flies a little bit under the radar for most people looking for entertainment and dining options, especially with New York and Philadelphia so close. However, if you're looking for an inexpensive alternative to those big cities, and you want a city with history, sports, and good food, Trenton will not disappoint!
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      Trenton, NJ - Fun For the Whole Family
      Attractions9/10
      Community8/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping9/10
      Trenton New Jersey has been one of the most interesting places that I have visited over the years. Finding something attractions to see and things to do in Trento was easy and fun. Whether you like historical things or plain fun for you and the kids, Trenton has something for an individual or the entire family to enjoy.

      If you are thinking about visiting or even moving to Trenton, you should check out all the attractions that they have. I loved Trenton Thunder. It's a super waterpark that anyone can have a ton of fun at. If you like the arts, there is the Boheme Opera Company. They put on awesome shows to entertain anyone who loves the stage. You can even catch some great preformances at the Soverign Bank Arena. You just have to watch the schedule and plan your trip to Trenton accordingly.

      There are a lot of great restaurants and shopping in Trenton as well. You can count on your major restraunts to be there for you, as well as some hometown favorites. Shopping is great, from the department stores to the small mom and pop stores that have all sorts of deals in store for you! I had so much fun just looking around at the city and all it had to offer.
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      Source: The Trenton, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).