The 51,000 residents of White Plains live in one of the most desirable small cities in the Northeast. Incorporated in 1683, White Plains' blend of suburban amenities and urban diversity make the city a unique and enjoyable place to live. It is the County seat, housing government offices and courtrooms. It is also a main business hub for the area, bringing large numbers of workers into the city daily.
The city offers a diverse selection of shopping options, ranging from department stores to boutiques to The Westchester, an upscale mall anchored by Nordstom and Neiman Marcus. The City Center complex encompasses residences, entertainment, shopping, restaurants, a multiplex, and a performing arts center. Additionally, the 3,000-seat County Center hosts everything from concerts to trade shows to sporting events including the newest local sports team, the Westchester Knicks, and a winter indoor farmer’s market. White Plains is home to some of the county's best health care facilities: New York Cornell Medical Center, White Plains Hospital, and the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.
Over a dozen residential neighborhoods offer wide, tree-lined boulevards and community camaraderie. Each has its own distinct identity, from historic Battle Hill to modern Rosedale, to suburban Ridgeway. Recently built luxury high-rise condominiums and rentals have added to the revitalization of the city, with others in progress. A relatively new Ritz Carlton hotel that also includes 200 luxury residences has added to the prestige and desirability of the downtown. Whether you're contemplating a single's studio or a stucco mansion or anything in between, there are many reasons for calling White Plains home.
Located in central Westchester, it is only 22 miles north of New York City. In 33 minutes you'll arrive at Grand Central via Metro North. An extensive bus, highway and parkway system radiates throughout the county. Equidistant from the Hudson River on the west, and Long Island Sound on the east, the Cross Westchester Expwy. (I-287) transverses from point to point. Out of state destination? Frequent flights from the convenient county airport, within city limits, will speed you there. With all its housing, dining, retail, business, and entertainment options, plus low taxes and convenient transportation, White Plains is a vibrant and desirable location to live.