This Ivy League Home Can Be Yours For A Community College Price

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Princeton, Texas, is a forgotten gem between McKinney and Greenville. It offers great homes, lots of land, a stellar school system, and low cost of living.

Princeton, Texas, is a forgotten gem between McKinney and Greenville. It offers great homes, lots of land, a stellar school system, and low cost of living. 

Case in point: A five-bedroom rental at 1979 Mercer Lane is now leasing for just $2,450 per month.

Times have certainly changed in recent weeks as the number of Texans testing positive for COVID-19 climbs. And while there aren’t a lot of open houses available to tour or real estate transactions topping the priority list, we’re always in the market for a good deal. 

This is the best we’ve seen in quite a while, and the time to pounce is now.

Welcome Home

This charming 2,692-square-foot home is in one of Princeton’s most sought-after subdivisions, DeBerry Estates

There’s plenty of room for a growing family. The home has one and one-half stories, two master bedrooms, and a large fenced-in backyard. 

With five bedrooms and three bedrooms, this rental price is as good as it gets. The tenant also gets a furnished refrigerator, washer, and dryer. Wood floors provide a nice polished look to set off wrought-iron balusters. Dual sinks, a standalone shower, and garden tub are featured in the main master. A covered patio awaits for unwinding after a long day of social distancing

Princeton Charm

The city of Princeton has a population of 11,000 and was founded in 1888. It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in Collin County, just 30 miles from Dallas. It’s eight miles from Collin County International Airport and home to the 4A Princeton school district

B-ranked Leta Horn Smith Elementary School, A-ranked Clark Junior High, and B-ranked Princeton High School are nearby for those holding out hope that the kiddos might actually one day return to the brick-and-mortar schoolhouse. 

You may have to venture out to McKinney or Fairview for a bite to eat — although there are some local family-owned restaurants — but aren’t we all just using Grubhub these days anyway? 

Binh Nguyen with Novus Real Estate is leasing 1979 Mercer Lane, Princeton, for $2,450 per month. 


April Towery

April Towery studied journalism at Texas A&M University and has been an award-winning reporter and editor for more than 20 years. She’s covered everything from city council meetings to Death Row executions. Her favorite things to write are feature stories and humorous columns. She loves to make people laugh. She won first place in humorous column writing, second place in news writing and third place in serious column writing at the 2019 South Texas Press Association Awards and picked up first place in humorous writing at the 2018 Texas Press Association awards ceremony. She has numerous other recognitions, including the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ first-place award for special reporting, citing her continuous coverage of the College Station City Council and its violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act in 2006. She is the daughter of a longtime real estate appraiser and at one time knew her way around a floor plan. She lives in Wylie and is learning daily about real estate, architecture, and housing trends.

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