Settled in 1679, Mill Hill is one our nation’s most historic and unique neighborhoods nestled next to Downtown Trenton marking the area’s rich history and future economic progress. Every year residents of Mill Hill invite fellow Trentonians and those from surrounding area to tour their homes and lavish gardens to celebrate the neighborhood’s rich beauty. The Old Mill Hill Society describes their event in the following manner.
Now in its 28th year, the Mill Hill Garden Tour features some of the region’s best examples of urban and small space gardening. This year’s tour will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 12-5 p.m., rain or shine.
Tickets are $20 on the day of the tour at Artworks (the start of the tour). Tickets may be purchased by cash, check, or credit card. We also accept credit card purchases on the day of the tour!
Mill Hill is located next to downtown Trenton, a few minutes walk from the Trenton train station. The Mill Hill Historic District spans some 10 linear blocks of mostly 19th century homes. The oldest home in the district was built in the 1826. The newest was completed in 2005.Mill Hill is a close knit, diverse, and civically active neighborhood.
In the 1960s, Mill Hill was saved from certain destruction by aggressive redevelopment. It survived because of the vision and courage of private citizens and enlightened public officials, and benefitted from federal funding that enabled critical infrastructure improvements.
Today Mill Hill is a strong community with a clear and promising future. It is a neighborhood in the old-fashioned sense, where most people get to know many of their neighbors. The interesting social character of our community includes a strong core of professionals, service workers, and artists. There are retired people and quite a few children. Those of us who own and rent homes in Mill Hill include married couples, single men, single women, same-sex couples, economic partners, and multi-generational families. Mill Hill is a model for the friendly and cooperative integration of a socially, culturally, and ethnically diverse population.
Located in central New Jersey, Mill Hill residents can choose from one of the largest and most diverse job markets in the world. Virtually all of the economic centers of New Jersey, much of greater New York City, and virtually all of greater Philadelphia are within feasible commuting distance. Add to the fact that Mercer County has a booming economy of its own, and that Trenton provides varied employment opportunities (principally from the State, County, and City governments), you’ll find that Mill Hill is a great place from which to pursue a career.