Homes for Sale in West Windsor NJ
West Windsor Township is a township in Mercer County. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 27,165 reflecting an increase of +24.0% from the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by +36.7% from the 1990 Census.
West Windsor Township was established by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 9, 1797, and incorporated on February 21, 1798, as one of the state’s initial group of 104 townships. The Borough of Princeton (now part of Princeton 2013) was formed from portions of the township on February 11, 1813. The township is closely associated with that now much more widely known town and several localities within West Windsor use Princeton in their name, the most notable of those being Princeton Junction.
A portion of Princeton University covering approx. 400 acres south of Lake Carnegie is located in West Windsor Township. The University agreed in 2009 to make an annual payment in lieu of taxes that would be indexed to inflation to cover 81 acres of land in the township that the university had purchased in 2002.
In 2008, Forbes listed West Windsor as the 15th most affluent neighborhood in the U.S.
A Bit of History:
Grover’s Mill in West Windsor was the site Orson Welles famed radio show which sent the country into panic, chose for the Martian invasion in his infamous 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds.
AOL/NeighborhoodScout named West Windsor in 2009 as the best neighborhood to raise children because of its school district (top 7% in New Jersey, top 3% nationwide), prevailing family type (families with school-aged children), and neighborhood safety (safer than 97% of neighborhoods).
To this day West Windsor continues to rank in the states top schools and best places to live!
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