Plainsboro, NJ (Town Center)




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About Plainsboro, NJ (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Plainsboro is $473,432, which is more expensive than 73.1% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 84.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Plainsboro Town Center is currently $1,704, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.3% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

Plainsboro Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

Real estate in the Town Center of Plainsboro, NJ is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.7% in Plainsboro Town Center. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 47.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Plainsboro, the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Plainsboro Town Center neighborhood has more Asian and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 48.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 2.9% have Greek ancestry.

Plainsboro Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 72.6% of the workforce in the Plainsboro Town Center neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Plainsboro Town Center neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the Plainsboro Town Center neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (47.8%) than are found in 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

Some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 35.6% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

In addition, for many reasons, Plainsboro Town Center is rated by NeighborhoodScout as one of the top 4.1% of ideal neighborhoods for first-time home buyers in the state of New Jersey. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet the neighborhood has a track record according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive neighborhood home appreciation rates of above average real estate appreciation over the last five years compared to other NJ neighborhoods, protecting your investment in your first home, while simultaneously making it less risky for your lender. Not only does this neighborhood stand out for combining price and home value stability or increases, it also is a neighborhood with a high quality resident population according exclusive data, meaning this is likely a good place to buy, live, and enjoy. While many first time home buyers focus purely on low cost and convenient location, which can risk your investment in your first home and put you in a less than desirable neighborhood, this neighborhood is a true standout for a lot of reasons, and definitely worth a look if you are a first time home buyer. In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Plainsboro Town Center neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 8.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.5% of all neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Plainsboro are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 79.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Plainsboro Town Center neighborhood, 72.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 11.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (9.3%), and 7.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Town Center neighborhood in Plainsboro, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (48.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.1%), and residents who report Italian roots (6.9%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (4.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.0%), among others. In addition, 47.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Plainsboro Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 40.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include South Asian languages, Chinese, Gujarati (native to the Indian state of Gujarat) and Hindi (which is the official language of India).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Plainsboro Town Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (8.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (79.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.8%) and 6.7% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Plainsboro 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Plainsboro 0.101011101001110
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Plainsboro 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Better than of NJ school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Village Elementary School
601 New Village Road
West Windsor, NJ, 08550
04-05
West Windsor Plainsboro High School North
90 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ, 08536
09-12
Thomas R Grover Middle School
10 Southfield Road
West Windsor, NJ, 08550
06-08
Town Center Elementary School At Plainsboro
700 Wyndhurst Drive
Plainsboro, NJ, 08536
PK-03
West Windsor Plainsboro High School South
346 Clarksville Road
West Windsor, NJ, 08550
09-12
Dutch Neck Elementary School
392 Village Road East
West Windsor, NJ, 08550
KG-03
Maurice Hawk Elementary School
303 305 Clarksville Road
West Windsor, NJ, 08550
KG-03
J.V.B. Wicoff Elementary School
510 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ, 08536
PK-03
Millstone River School
75 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ, 08536
04-05
Community Middle School
95 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ, 08536
06-08

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