Plainsboro, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Info.

Plainsboro, New Jersey Real Estate and Community Info.


Plainsboro township is outside of Princeton, New Jersey. Originally a farming community, Plainsboro has grown into a thriving community of over 20,000 residents. Plainsboro real estate is highly desirable for the great schools, low crime rate, and beautiful living.

Shopping and Dining

Plainsboro is close to a few local and regional shopping centers including Plainsboro Plaza, Princeton Meadows Shopping Center, and Princeton Forrestal Village, which all offer various retail shops. There is also the Quaker Bridge Mall located in Lawrenceville that has stores like Lord & Taylor, Macy's, JCPenney, and Sears. You are bound to find what you need with the selection Plainsboro real estate offers. Dining options near Plainsboro vary from Italian to Indian and everything in between. A few of the local favorites include Ruth Chris, Salt Creek Grill, Romeo’s Restaurant & Pizza, and Positano Mediterranean Grill. Princeton and New Brunswick all have a wonderful variety of fine dining as well, and are no more than 30 minutes away.

Parks and Recreation

Because over 50% of the township is reserved for open space, there are many parks in the area including the Plainsboro Reserve, which covers over 1,000 acres with trails, an education center, and McCormack Lake. The parks in town offer amenities such as playgrounds, picnic areas, multi-purpose fields, and a few basketball or volleyball courts. There is also the Lanape Trail covering 2.2 miles – perfect for jogging, running, biking, and even cross country skiing in the winter!

Princeton (only five miles away) has numerous attractions that are a must. Princeton University, established in 1746, is a beautiful, historic campus that is sure to please interested visitors. There is the Princeton University Art Museum, the Cotsen Children’s Museum, and McCarter Theatre (which offers over 200 performances of dance, theater, music, and special events every year).


Plainsboro real estate beckons home buyers because it is a quiet, safe place to live. Plainsboro is also close to Jersey Shore for those times you want to have a little fun. Beaches such as Long Branch, Asbury Park and Sea Girt--just to name a few--are just a short drive away.

The township is also home to several major corporate offices including Merrill Lynch, Bristol-Myers Squibb, American Re-Insurance, Princeton University Plasma Research Physics Lab, FMC, Firmenich, GE Communications and Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

Plainsboro schools include Town Center Elementary School at Plainsboro, Community Middle School, and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North and they all provide top-notch schooling for their students.

University Medical Center at Princeton is the closest hospital providing services including top-rated maternity services, a stroke center, and a sleep center. The new Capital Health Medical Center, a 237 bed facility, is located in nearby Hopewell just off Interstate-95.

Running through the northwestern part of the township, U.S. Route 1 is a major route to other areas of New Jersey as well as the New Jersey Turnpike. Newark Liberty International (EWR) and Philadelphia International (PHL) airports  each roughly an hour away.

Elementary Schools

Dutch Neck
392 Village Rd East, West Windsor NJ 08550
Ph (609) 716-5400

Maurice Hawk
303-305 Clarksville Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550
Ph (609) 716-5425

700 Wyndhurst Dr, Plainsboro NJ 08536
Ph (609) 716-8330

J.V.B. Wicoff
510 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro NJ 08536
Ph (609) 716-5450

Millstone River
75 Grovers Mill Rd, Plainsboro NJ 08536
Ph (609) 716-5500

601 New Village Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550
Ph (609) 716-5200

Middle Schools

Community Middle School
95 Grovers Mill Rd, PLainsboro NJ 08536
Ph (609) 716-5300

Grover Middle School
10 Southfield Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550
Ph (609) 716-5250

High Schools

High School North
90 Grovers Mill Rd, Plainsboro NJ 08536
Ph (609) 716-5100

High School South
346 Clarksville Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550
Ph (609) 716-5050

Plainsboro Public School Reports


If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (609) 924-1600 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.


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Roberta Parker
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
253 Nassau St
Princeton NJ 08540
Cell (609) 915-0206
Office (609) 924-1600
Fax: (609) 924-4291

Roberta Parker - Sales Associate
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
Cell (609) 915-0206 
Office Phone: (609) 924-1600
253 Nassau St, Princeton NJ 08540

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