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West Windsor

West Windsor Township proves that central Jersey is the place to be with local activities ranging from farmers’ markets to parks to the dynamic arts scene in nearby Princeton.

West Windsor’s senior center, founded in 1979, offers residents 55 and older access to yoga and fitness classes, health screenings, and even movie nights. Courtesy of West Windsor Township
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West Windsor Township residents have the best of both worlds: It’s a short drive to Princeton and all the arts and culture that the top university town has to offer, and central to numerous nature trails and parks for outdoor adventures. Nearby attractions include the world-renowned Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, and Old Barracks Museum in New Jersey’s capital, Trenton.


West Windsor is known for its rigorous public schools and hailed as a commuters’ paradise with easy access to large, urban centers. Residents are just a quick train ride away from New York and a similarly short journey to Philadelphia. Being centrally located has its perks, as the famed Jersey Shore and its boardwalks are less than an hour away. 


Formerly a farming town, West Windsor has preserved its agricultural history through its farmers’ markets and roadside stands. This suburb also has extraterrestrial roots as home to Grovers Mill, the site of a martian invasion, according to Orson Welles in his famous radio broadcast, The War of the Worlds. —CB

Town information

Median sale price for single family residences (2022)$648,518
Median household income$162,412
Racial breakdownBlack: 5.1%, Asian: 48.9, Hispanic: 5.1%, White, non-Hispanic: 37.9%
U.S. racial breakdownBlack: 13.6%, Asian: 6.1%, Hispanic: 18.9%, White, non-Hispanic: 59.3%
Sharecare Community Well-Being Index Score (out of 100)68
District high school graduation rate97%
Number of quality family medicine doctors (rated 3.5 or higher) per 100,000 households, within 25 miles38
Number of quality nursing homes per 100,000 households, within 25 miles55
Sources: Witlytic, ATTOM Data Solutions, STI: Popstats, the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, the Kaiser Family Foundation,, Healthgrades, and Sharecare.