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Princeton is a small city located in Collin County in northeastern Texas near the city of Dallas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,800 residents. The town of Princeton began as a farming community by brothers T.B. Wilson and George Wilson in the late 1870s. It was originally called Wilsons Switch. With the coming of the railroad, the name was changed in honor of Prince Dowlin, a landowner and promoter of the town. In 1940, 76 cabins was built west of Princeton to house migratory workers. In February 1945, the site became a prisoner of war camp for German prisoners captured during World War II. Local farmers paid the POWs to work on their farms. Today, Princeton is most well-known for their annual Onion Festival. It generally is held on the fourth Saturday of April each year, and includes a 5K run, arts and craft show, auction, raffle and onion cook-off. Princeton is just a short drive to Dallas and all the city's major attractions, restaurants and shopping. Some of the other attractions in Dallas include the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Children's Theater, the Dallas Zoo and its the site of the annual Texas State Fair.

Surrounding areas: Lavon Lake, Texas (7.3 mi), McKinney, Texas (8.3 mi), Rockwall, Texas (17.3 mi), Lewisville Lake, Texas (29.3 mi), Dallas, Texas (30.4 mi), Pilot Point, Texas (30.6 mi), Irving, Texas (36.4 mi)

Princeton Vacation Rentals

Princeton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Mckinney1300 N Central ExprwyMckinney, TX6.9 mi.(972) 542-9471
Oakwood/el Lago3400 Craig DrMckinney, TX6.9 mi.(972) 392-4747
Oakwood/gables Of Mckinney1500 W EldoradoMckinney, TX7.6 mi.(972) 392-4747
Best Western Mckinney Inn And Suites480 Wilson Creek BlvdMckinney, TX8.0 mi.(972) 548-3000
Amerihost Inn Mckinney951 S Central ExpyMckinney, TX8.2 mi.(972) 547-4500
Comfort Suites Mckinney1590 N Central ExpyMckinney, TX8.3 mi.(972) 548-9595
Super 8910 N Central ExpyMckinney, TX8.3 mi.(972) 548-8880
Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Allen705 Central Expy SouthAllen, TX10.0 mi.(214) 547-1700
Amerihost Inn407 Central ExpyAllen, TX10.2 mi.(972) 396-9494
Hampton Inn And Suites Dallas/Allen830 W Stacy RdAllen, TX10.2 mi.(214) 495-7667
Holiday Inn Express Twin Creeks205 Central Expressway NAllen, TX10.4 mi.(214) 417-8959
Oakwood/legacy @ Chase Oaks701 Legacy DrPlano, TX14.2 mi.(972) 392-4747
Red Roof Inn Plano301 Ruisseau DrPlano, TX15.3 mi.(972) 881-8191
Red Roof Inn301 RuisseauPlano, TX15.3 mi.(800) 843-7663
Sun Suites Plano200 Ruisseau DrPlano, TX15.3 mi.(972) 312-8300
Oakwood/mcdermott Place8900 IndependencePlano, TX15.6 mi.(972) 392-4747
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites700 Central Pkwy EPlano, TX16.0 mi.(972) 881-1881
Best Western Park Suites Hotel640 Park Blvd EastPlano, TX16.1 mi.(972) 578-2243
Courtyard Plano/Legacy Park6840 North Dallas TollwayPlano, TX16.1 mi.(972) 403-0802
Days Inn And Suites Plano2101 N Central ExpyPlano, TX16.1 mi.(972) 633-8200
La Quinta Inn #810 Plano1820 N Central ExprwyPlano, TX16.1 mi.(972) 423-1300
Marriott Residence Inn Plano5001 Whitestone LnPlano, TX16.1 mi.(800) 331-3131
Marriott Towneplace Suites In Plano5005 Whitestone LnPlano, TX16.1 mi.(800) 257-3000
Motel 6 #1121 Plano2550 North Central ExprwyPlano, TX16.1 mi.(972) 578-1626
Oakwood/greenbriar1901 W SPG CRKPlano, TX16.1 mi.(972) 392-4747
Oakwood/jefferson@spring Creek1800 E SPG CRKPlano, TX16.1 mi.(972) 392-4747
Ramada Limited621 Central Pkwy EPlano, TX16.1 mi.(972) 424-5568
Sleep Inn Plano4801 W Plano PwkyPlano, TX16.1 mi.(972) 867-1111
Staybridge Suites N Dallas/Plano301 Silverglen DrPlano, TX16.1 mi.(972) 612-8180
Super 8 Motel Plano1704 N Central FwyPlano, TX16.3 mi.(972) 423-8300
Super 8 Motel1704 N Central ExpyPlano, TX16.3 mi.(972) 423-8300
Southfork Hotel1600 N Central ExpyPlano, TX16.4 mi.(972) 578-8555
Oakwood/seven Oaks2001 W Campbell RdGarland, TX17.0 mi.(972) 392-4747
Renaissance Dallas - Richardson900 East Lookout DrRichardson, TX17.3 mi.(972) 367-2000
Holiday Inn Express-rockwall996 I-30 ERockwall, TX17.4 mi.(972) 722-3265
La Quinta Inn & Suites689 E I-30Rockwall, TX17.4 mi.(972) 771-1685
Oakwood/prairie Creek Villas3560 Alma RdRichardson, TX17.8 mi.(972) 392-4747
Oakwood/homes Of Prairie Springs280 W Renner RdRichardson, TX17.9 mi.(972) 392-4747
Holiday Inn Express & Suites4420 Preston RdFrisco, TX18.3 mi.(972) 668-9400
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites4220 Preston RdFrisco, TX18.4 mi.(972) 668-9400

Princeton Weather & Climate

Northern Texas has a climate that is semi-arid and prone to drought. Annual rainfall is between 16 and 32 inches (810 mm). During the summer, this area of state sees the most clear and sunny days. On most winter nights, temperatures fall below the freezing mark, or 32 F (0 C). The wettest months of the year are April and May. Tornadoes are common, caused by the convergence of westerly and southerly prevailing winds during the late spring, making the region part of Tornado Alley. Poor land management, drought, and high wind speeds cause large dust storms. Improved land-management practices have improved dust storms somewhat in recent years. The panhandle region, farthest from the Gulf of Mexico, experiences colder winters than the other regions of Texas.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 52°F 31°F 2.43 in. -
February 58°F 34°F 2.91 in. -
March 65°F 42°F 3.37 in. -
April 73°F 51°F 3.65 in. -
May 80°F 60°F 5.68 in. -
June 87°F 68°F 4.11 in. -
July 92°F 72°F 2.36 in. -
August 92°F 70°F 2.16 in. -
September 85°F 64°F 3.15 in. -
October 75°F 53°F 4.24 in. -
November 63°F 42°F 3.71 in. -
December 54°F 34°F 3.24 in. -

Princeton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Dallas Love Field (DAL) located about 30 miles southwest of Princeton in Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Fort Worth International airport (DFW) located approximately 36 miles southwest of Princeton in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas, the Grayson County airport (GYI) located roughly 38 miles north of Princeton in Sherman Denison, Texas, and finally the Fort Worth Alliance airport (AFW) located around 49 miles west of Princeton in Fort Worth, Texas.

Princeton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX27.6 mi.
State Fair of TexasDallasTX32.5 mi.
SpeedZoneDallasTX32.5 mi.
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX41.7 mi.
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX46.8 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX46.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Golf Club At McKinneyMcKinneyTX6.5 mi.
Hank Haney Golf RanchMcKinneyTX6.5 mi.
Oak Hollow Golf CourseMcKinneyTX6.5 mi.
WestRidge Golf CourseMcKinneyTX6.5 mi.
Twin Creeks Golf CourseAllenTX11.4 mi.
Chase Oaks Golf CoursePlanoTX16.2 mi.
Los Rios Country ClubPlanoTX16.2 mi.
Pecan Hollow Golf CoursePlanoTX16.2 mi.
Ridgeview Ranch Golf ClubPlanoTX16.2 mi.
Aaki Ranch InternationalRoyse CityTX17.5 mi.
Shores Country ClubRockwallTX17.5 mi.
Plantation Resort Golf ClubFriscoTX18.7 mi.
Trails of Frisco Golf ClubFriscoTX18.7 mi.
Waterview Golf ClubRowlettTX19.7 mi.
Sherrill Park Municipal Golf CourseRichardsonTX21.0 mi.
Wright Park Golf CourseGreenvilleTX22.7 mi.
Buffalo Creek Golf ClubHeathTX24.3 mi.
Town East Golf CenterSunnyvaleTX27.2 mi.
Coyote Ridge Golf ClubCarrolltonTX27.7 mi.
Indian Creek Golf CourseCarrolltonTX27.7 mi.
Webb Hill Country ClubWolfe CityTX28.5 mi.
State Parks
Bonham State ParkTX32.3 mi. 
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife SanctuaryMckinneyTX6.9 mi.(Science)
Southwest Museum of Science and Technology.DallasTX32.5 mi.(Science)
Dallas Museum of ArtDallasTX32.5 mi.(Art)
Meadows MuseumDallasTX32.5 mi.(Art)
Dallas Historical SocietyDallasTX32.5 mi.(History)
Courthouse-On-The-Square MuseumDentonTX36.8 mi.(History)
Imgisphere Children's MueumBedfordTX44.0 mi.(Children's)
Amon Carter MuseumFort WorthTX57.1 mi.(Art)
Kimbell Art MuseumFort WorthTX57.1 mi.(Art)
Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthFort WorthTX57.1 mi.(Art)
Modern at Sundance SquareFort WorthTX57.1 mi.(Art)
Sid Richardson Collection of Western ArtFort WorthTX57.1 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX32.5 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX32.5 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX32.5 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX57.1 mi.
Caldwell ZooTylerTX90.1 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX98.0 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX118.9 mi.

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