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Old 02-13-2015, 01:01 PM
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Hi All,

I saw a thread from 7 years ago talking about the differences. We are thinking of moving to the area for work (never been to NJ). We have two young kids (both elementary). What are the differences in the communities/schools, and sports/activities for the kids. We would like to stay in the 800K range, don't need a large home. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:44 PM
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Firstly, Princeton Jct is a small section in West Windsor that has the train station and a few neighbourhoods.
The biggest difference is that Princeton is a town, West Windsor is a suburban township.

Princeton used to be divided into the town and the township with distinct governing bodies, police, fire etc. The University, McCarter Theatre, Library etc are all in town. A very short while ago the town and the township merged.

West Windsor is a township and has a station on the NEC (popular with commuters to NYC and Philly).

Both Princeton and WW have stellar schools (Princeton usually edging WW out).
Both school districts/communities offer numerous programs/sports etc for kids.

Your price point will give you a good selection of homes in either community, it will likely stretch further in WW.

Good luck with your search!
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:48 PM
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If you want to be able to walk out your door and go to stores and restaurants.. then Princeton. If you have teenagers definitely Princeton!
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