Edit ModuleShow Tags


Published:


Photos courtesy of the township of plainsboro

Plainsboro

New Jersey's Best Towns For Families 2017 Middlesex County

Population: 22,908
Average Home Price: $387,960

Plainsboro is a great option for families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. This suburban community isn’t only beautiful, but has tons to offer.

Just ask Laurie de Jong, who bought her Plainsboro home in 2002 after living in an apartment there for years. Having moved from New Brunswick, Laurie and her husband Eric list its diversity, open space and peaceful feel as a few of its many pluses. 

Plainsboro “provides numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in different cultures and traditions,” says de Jong. “I like the small-town feel...there are so many events focused on family togetherness.”

While the town is filled with beautiful parks–including the 1,000-acre Plainsboro Preserve, which boasts a lake and walking trails—residents are still within driving distance to NYC and Philadelphia, and only minutes away from downtown Princeton. Laurie’s four children, 10-year-old triplets and an eight-year-old, have tons of fun opportunities in their hometown, plus a great school district.

De Jong also loves the year-round programs for kids of all ages offered at the public library. “My family takes advantage of the plentiful bike paths, parks (with opportunities to go fishing and boating) and the local youth baseball and softball leagues.”

De Jong’s favorite summer hangout is RedBerry Frozen Yogurt. “No matter the season, you’ll find RedBerry packed with families after a school play or concert,” she says. “It’s a great place to wind down after a bike ride.”  —by Taryn Pire


     
     
     See New Jersey's Best Towns
     for Families for 2017         
     Plus: The Top Town in Every County





 

  
   See New Jersey's Best Towns
   for Families 2016 

   


   
    See New Jersey's Best Towns
    for Families for 2015 list

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

9 DIY Ideas for Descendants Inspired Costumes

If your kids are obsessed with Descendents 2, they'll likely want to dress as Evie for Halloween. Instead of shelling out dollars at Party City, try these DIY tricks.

Things To Do This Weekend, August 17-20

This weekend is jam-packed with things to do, from an Amazing Race-style challenge for the whole family in Somerset County to food truck festivals, county fairs and more.

Toyota’s (Hilarious) Safe & Sound App for Teen Drivers Will Keep Them Safer

Nothing scares a high schooler more than his parents embarrassing him.

Things To Do This Weekend, August 10-13

Little naturalists will love the Butterfly Festival. Movie buffs can head to the Monmouth Film Festival. Foodies can pig out at TRUCKerton Food Truck & Brew Fest. Whatever your passion, we've got you covered.

Date Night Alert: Springsteen Heads to Broadway This Fall

The Boss will call the Walter Kerr Theater in NYC home for eight weeks starting in October
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

Consider your weekends planned!
Get the best NJ events, festivals, concerts and activities for families delivered straight to your inbox. 


Edit ModuleShow Tags

   

Edit ModuleShow Tags