Plainsboro Real Estate

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The township of Plainsboro, NJ has come a long way from its early beginnings as a Dutch-settled agricultural community in colonial times. Remaining mostly rural until its incorporation in 1919, Plainsboro has taken great strides since, emerging as a vibrant community of 23,000 inhabitants while retaining more than half of its land as open space. Nowadays, this town located just east of Princeton is ranked by New Jersey Monthly as one of the Top Ten Best Places to Live in the state, successfully combining modern living with rural charm.

Local Attractions

The great outdoors remains one of Plainsboro’s primary attractions, with plenty of parks and open spaces located throughout the township. The northeast corner is occupied by the 1000-acre Plainsboro Reserve, which features walking trails, a lake and plenty of birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. The Village Center area features the best of old and new, with a vibrant new shopping/dining/living area adjacent to the historic buildings of the old Plainsboro Village. Less than five miles to the west lies the historic architecture of Princeton University.

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Real Estate Information

Plainsboro has seen rapid development over the past several decades, with nearly 80 percent of dwellings in the area built after 1970. The median home value for Plainsboro is currently just under $300,000, but actual home prices offer affordability for nearly any income level, varying widely between the mid-$100s for a small condo to the low-$900s for larger homes. The annual median household income in Plainsboro is about $96,000.


Public Schools

Public schools in Plainsboro are administered by the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, which tests as one of the top five districts in the state, making Plainsboro highly attractive for families with children. School-aged children in Plainsboro usually attend the following public schools in the district:

  • Elementary Schools (K-3)
  • Town Center Elementary School
  • J.V.B. Wicoff Elementary School
  • West Belmar School
  • Central School

Upper Elementary School (4-5)

  • Millstone River Elementary School

Middle School (6-8)

  • Community Middle School School

High School (9-12)

  • West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North

Private Schools

There are also several private schools available to students in the Plainsboro area. These include: