About Princeton, IL
Small town charm and great schools. Fresh air and safe neighborhoods. Historical events, museums, county wide festivals, fishing, hiking, and biking, all at your door step. Want a change of pace? Take advantage of the easy access and short drive to great shopping, sporting events and dining of metropolitan areas.
Come be a part of this friendly, family-oriented community. Located in a Northwestern Illinois community with a primary service area of 35,000 including counties surrounding Bureau County. Princeton is home of Illinois’ largest summer theatre festival, and offers other year-round festivities, nature trails, parks and unique main street shopping.
Princeton is a rural community with urban flair. With a population of 7,700, Princeton is located just off Interstate 80. Princeton is centrally located two hours southwest of downtown
Chicago and just one hour from the Quad Cities, Rockford, Joliet and Peoria. Amtrak train service makes several stops throughout the day heading west from, and east to, Chicago. Serving as county seat, Princeton is positioned at the heart of Bureau County and is an active and growing community. The lifestyle and pace is quiet and relaxing and you won’t find more gracious and friendly people anywhere.