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Old 02-18-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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Hello,

My husband and I are looking to move to the area because of the phenomenal school system. We have small children and would appreciate any information you have about the town/surrounding towns. I'm specifically interested in the finding answers for the following questions.

1) What can I expect to pay in taxes in Plainsboro?
2) Looking for a newer house (mid-size about 3-4 bedrooms). I'm looking to spend around $500,000. Is that feasible?
3) Are there any specific community developments I need to look into that are family oriented?
4) Can someone please tell me the difference between West Windsor and Plainsboro (as it pertains to community, prices, taxes, etc)?

Thank you
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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Although, they share a school district Plainsboro is in Middlesex Co. (08536) and West Windsor is in Mercer Co. (08550). The tax rate in Plainsboro is 2.265/100 and WW is 2.289/100.
The school tax portion for Plainsboro is 1.548 and for WW is 1.341.

It will be difficult for you to find a "newer" 3 or 4 bedroom in either place for 500K. There are some older neighbourhoods that will be in your price range. The Princeton Collection in Plainsboro and Jefferson Park in WW come to mind.

Plainsboro has a significantly higher number of apartment and condo communities than WW.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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Personally I'm more of a fan of WW than Plainsboro. But I think you should be able to find something for 500K in either. Taxes are going to suck though. Definitely north of 10K.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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concur w/ jerseyj
re taxes are high (10k+ for a house in your price range)
the school district is great (our kids go on to attend the Ivies, little Ivies, McGill, MIT, CalTech, Rutgers & the other top private & public universities)
we have a major train station here on the rail line which runs up to NY and down to Philly
of course, just over Rt 1 is Princeton- great for attending lectures and visiting the super art museum on campus
and, there is McCarter Theatre which is a major source of entertainment in the theatre arts/music/dance
it's a great area, overflowing w/ highly educated people, some very good restaurants (not enough though!), less than an hour to the beach
traffic can be an issue if you need to drive
there ya go!
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Princeton, NJ
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Newer homes in WW or Plainsboro would be townhomes in West Windsor. Either Windsor Ponds or Estates at Princeton Junction. If you are only interested in single family detached homes, they will be older (20 - 30 years).
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Here you go. New construction in WW for 499K.

209 S Mill Rd - Listings for New Homes - MLS #5813469 - Realtor.comĀ®
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