Offering the charm and relaxed lifestyle of small-town America, Hightstown offers an attractive and convenient retreat for commuters to major urban centers. Victorian and Colonial influences grace the local architecture, and housing options vary in both style and price range. A public transit system and easy access to major arteries add to the overall appeal of an old-world atmosphere. Free bus service is also available to the shopping centers and Mercer County Community College located in West Windsor. Recreational amenities in the borough or nearby include tennis courts, a fishing lake, swim clubs, and athletic fields.