Windsor Terrace is bounded by Prospect Park to the northeast and Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, to the southwest. Its southern boundary is Caton Avenue, while to the northwest it is bordered by the Prospect Park West. It is between the neighborhoods of Park Slope to the northwest and Kensington the southeast.
Largely residential, Windsor Terrace is home to mainly Irish, German-American, Polish-American and Italian-American families, many having settled in its brick rowhouses and small woodframe homes when the neighborhood was first developed at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Over time, Windsor Terrace has become increasingly diverse, including Latino, Greek, Hispanic people, in addition to a small minority of Syrians, Maronite Lebanese and Jewish-Americans. More recently, an influx of suburban and Manhattan refugees as a result of “gentrification” has pushed house prices well above average.
The prospect Expressway runs through the middle of the neighborhood, effectively separating it into two halves. Some neighborhood streets, such as Greenwood Avenue and Vanderbilt Street, were bisected by the expressway and remain so, while others, such as Seeley street, 11th Avenue/Terrace Place, and Prospect Park West, are bridged over the highway.