Community Information

Princeton is one of the rapid growing cities in Collin County, Texas. Princeton is located in Northeast Collin County between the cities of McKinney and Greenville Texas on U.S. Highway 380. At this time, Collin County is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas.

Princeton is approximately 30 miles northeast of Dallas and 38 miles from DFW International Airport. Collin County Regional Airport is 8 miles west of Princeton and is the home of the largest and most active corporate flight department in the Dallas area.

Government

TypeA General Law 
City Council6
City Manager1
Assistant City Manager1
City Secretary1
City Employees80 
Municipal Police27
Firefighters10-full-time, 3 part-time sworn, 7 part-time operations, 2 part-time civilian, with up to 33 volunteers


Education

  • Princeton Independent School District (PISD): 5A School District
  • PISD Employees: 897
  • 2021 to 2022 Budget: $85,215.056
SchoolEnrollment
Canup Early Childhood Center (Pre-K)286
Lacy Elementary (Grades K-5)620
Lowe Elementary (Grades K-5)653
Godwin Elementary (Grades K-5)553
Harper Elementary (Grades K-5)575
Smith Elementary (Grades K-5)678
Clark Middle School (Grades 6,7,8)574
Southard Middle School (Grades 6,7,8)932
Lovelady High School (Grade 9)530
Princeton High School (Grades 9-12)1,353


Area Universities / College

  • Collin College
  • Dallas Area Universities/College
  • Richland College
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Texas A&M University, Commerce
  • Texas Women's University
  • University of North Texas, Denton
  • University of Texas at Dallas

Taxation

TypeAmount
City of Princeton$0.689890
Collin County$0.208395
Princeton ISD$1.62%
Collin County Community College$0.081222
Sales Tax$8.250000


Utilities

Type of ServiceProviderContact Information
Water, Wastewater, Garbage and RecyclingCity of Princeton - Utility Billing123 W Princeton Drive
Princeton, TX, 75407

Phone: 972-736-2711
Fax: 972-734-2548

GasAtmos EnergyPhone: 800-460-3030
ElectricityPower to ChoosePhone: 866-797-4839
Cable TV - Internet ServicesCableTV.comN/A


Area Attractions / Events

Princeton is located on the north shore of Lake Lavon, an approximately 22,000 acre reservoir formed by a dam on the east fork of the Trinity River. There are 4 major park areas located along the lake shore in the Princeton Area. They provide camping, picnic areas, and swimming facilities. The lake is used for fishing and all types of water recreations activities.

A few of the City's yearly events are:

  • April Beautification Month
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • July Spectacular-Arts and Craft Vendors, Fireworks, Live Music
  • Fall Festival
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Movie in The Park

Finance

  • First Bank and Trust-Citizens Bank Branch
  • Independent Bank

Hospitals / Medical Centers

  • Baylor Scott and White-McKinney
  • Medical City McKinney
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen

Nearby Highways / Interstates

  • Highway 5
  • Highway 121
  • U.S. 75
  • U.S. Highway 380

Transportation

  • Collin County Transit
  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • Dallas Love Field
  • Greyhound Bus Lines, McKinney
  • McKinney National Airport
  • Park and Ride DART Rail Station