Just north of Lavon Lake on Route 380, Princeton is a rural city in Collin County. Princeton is near McKinney to the west, north of Plano and Dallas. Homes for rent in Princeton are conveniently located for commuting, regional travel and family outings. But there's plenty of fun to be had in the city itself. Princeton features a community park, a number of local restaurants and the beautiful Panthers stadium for high school football games.
Fun Facts for Future Renters
The land where Princeton developed was mostly Wilson family farm land until 1881 when the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad Company extended its route through the town. Following this expansion, the community, known as Wilson's Switch, had to change its name because of another Wilson in Texas. It adopted Princeton in honor of the resident Prince Dowlin who owned land and was popular in the community in 1888.
Princeton was incorporated in 1912 and quickly became a center for business in the region. Much of the land around the town was good for farming, and Princeton catered to these residents' needs with a grain elevator and other amenities.
Princeton was known for its production of bois d'arc lumber and onions.
The community has grown with the region. As Plano and Dallas have expanded and thrived, so has Princeton.
Helpful Resources for Residents
The official Princeton website is an excellent tool for renters. This online portal allows residents to follow town meetings, keep up on local news and find postings for future events.
Want to know what's happening in Princeton today? Check out the Princeton Herald's website. It features an events calendar, breaking news, local features, up-to-date sports reporting and classified ads.