Windsor Terrace consists of a small, but stable residential community with a small commercial strip in the northeastern corner of the district. Windsor Terrace is surrounded by the natural boundaries of Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery. The highest elevation in Brooklyn is found in Greenwood Cemetery, once a major tourist attraction. The Gothic Brownstone "gate house" at its entrance has been declared a New York City landmark. Much of Windsor Terrace sits on top of what had once been the City of Brooklyn's landfill, more than 100 years ago. The Prospect Expressway bisects the community and the northern border is Prospect Park.
The community is a mixed, working class community with many private houses and small apartment buildings and quiet, tree-lined streets. In the 1980s, much of the community was down zoned to prevent over development, particularly the areas around Prospect Park.