Offering a stimulating atmosphere and university town energy, Princeton Borough creates a distinctive small-town lifestyle. The area's strong research base fueled a business explosion in the last two decades of the 20th century. Princeton University’s Neogothic structures, lovely tree-lined streets, historic monuments, and ornate homes create an enchanting setting. The university influence enriches the community and sets exceptionally high educational standards. Recreational amenities include active YMCA and YWCA, athletic fields, tennis courts, swimming pools, an ice-skating rink, and lush parks with trails. Also nearby are forested wildlife reservations, Historic Princeton Battlefield State Park, golfing, and Carnegie Lake for sailing and crew. Encircling the borough, Princeton Township provides a more suburban atmosphere with immediate access to the borough's amenities.