Situated halfway between New York and Philadelphia, location has played a role in the development of the West Windsor area. Today, West Windsor is a major center for research, retail, and corporate offices with a population of approximately 21,500 residents within its 27 square miles.
West Windsor community features many parks and recreation areas. The Conover Road Athletic Complex has a football field, three soccer fields and four baseball fields. Mercer County Park features 2,500 acres and offers golf, tennis, ice skating, boating and a sports complex. Zaitz Park offers 117 acres. It is the home of four recreational soccer fields used by the West Windsor-Plainsboro Soccer Association. Also located at this site is the historic Schenck farmhouse, barn and smokehouse, as well as a one-room schoolhouse. These buildings serve as a museum and permanent exhibit of West Windsor's history.
Local golf courses include the Mercer Oaks Golf Course and Princeton Country Club, both 18-hole courses that are open to the public.
The community's most recent addition is the Ron Rogers Arboretum that was dedicated on Arbor Day 2000, in honor of Ronald R. Rogers, West Windsor's own forester. Ron served on many shade tree and environmental groups in the Township and planted indigenous species of trees all around the Township. It was his vision to create a park where people could enjoy trees and learn about them. The site is currently under construction.
Sci-Fi buffs will remember that Grover's Mill was the location where the Martian's landed in Orson Welles' fictional "War of the Worlds."