Township of Plainsboro

641 Plainsboro Road Plainsboro, NJ 08536
609-799-0909 fax: 609-799-3194

Plainsboro Township is a dynamic community located midway between New York and Philadelphia that has successfully made the transition from a rural farming community to a vibrant, diverse community of 21,000 people. The result of the township's careful planning is a balance of open space and development, with over 50% of the Township permanently preserved as open space. The New Jersey Transit and Amtrak station in Princeton Junction is approximately 2-3 miles away. Plainsboro Village, the original settlement in the Township with buildings dating from the 18th Century, is benefiting from controlled growth that is guided by the Plainsboro Village Area Master Plan. The Plan calls for the preservation of the Village's historic character while introducing appropriate and attractive commercial and residential development to help the Village become the center of community life. This new Village Center of mixed-use development is currently under construction, and will serve as the focal point of the Township. 

In addition, the Plainsboro Preserve is approximately 1,000 acres of undisturbed open space with nature trails, and has an Environmental Education Center that is one of nine of the New Jersey Audubon Society's nature centers in the state. Community Park, Morris Davison Park, Plainsboro Park, and Schalks Meadow Park provide recreational facilities and playing fields, the Delaware and Raritan Canal Park, Lanape Trail, Mill Pond Park, Water's Edge Park provide scenic parks with walking/biking/jogging trails.

Mayor: Peter A. Cantu

District: 12th Congressional District - 14th Legislative District

Type of Government: Township Committee

Population: 20,215 Square Miles: 12

Housing Cost Range: $100,000 to $900,000

Property Tax Rate: 2.34

School District: West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District 609 716-5000

Public Schools: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High School

Public Library: Plainsboro Free Public Library 609 275-2898

Cable: Comcast, Verizon (

Gas/Electric: PSE&G

Refuse Removal: Private

Water: NJ American Water Company 800 272-1325