A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$588,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,842
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    18
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140
    500
  • Theft
    1,443
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$167,629
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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The public schools are very good. However there is no diversity, the majority of the residents of West Windsor are of Asian descent, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. This means that at the schools there is no culture around normal American high school events and activities such as Prop and Post Prop, Homecoming, and Sports. Sports are the biggest problem, the parents of the Asian children make them participate in only academic activities which means there is no one on the sports teams and as a result of the High School no longer is able to have a varsity or freshmen football team, there is only a JV. Also, funding goes to music and academic programs instead of towards sports and non-academic clubs
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This is a great area to live, start up a family, and raise your kids. There are great restaurants to go to with the family and spend quality time together. Likewise, Princeton is very close by where people of all ages--kids, teenagers, and adults--can all have something to do, from going out to eat at very posh restaurants, to getting a scoop of ice cream, to shopping, or to playing in the water fountains. Additionally, the schooling in the West Windsor Plainsboro district is ranked one of the best nationwide and statewide. The quiet of the suburbs allows for great privacy and the golf course view of the home not only offers tranquility, but something beautiful to wake up to every day. However, if you are an individual not looking to raise a family, or if you are all about that fast pace lifestyle, then being in the suburbs is not the best choice of living.
Living in West Windsor, New Jersey has been a great experience in my life. It was a wonderful connected with some of the best public schools in the country. In the morning I wake up to the call of mocking birds and at night I sleep to the sounds of cicadas. If you choose to walk around at night, it being a safe neighborhood, you will notice the big and little dipper in the night sky as well as many other constellations. It is a wonderful place for families and is only a 5 minute drive from a local train station and the town center. The town center is equipped with a library and many tutoring opportunities for both who want to tutor and want to be tutored. There is not much of a night life as it is a quiet neighborhood; however, the suburban neighborhood is not far from Princeton University where one can enjoy any number of amenities. Overall it is a very enjoyable and great place to live.