The 411: Situated in the south-central part of the county, White Plains is a suburban city considered the unofficial capital of Westchester. The near 60,000-resident bustling city is the county seat (with federal, state, and county offices) plus home to a 300,000-book public library, major retailers (Target, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Whole Foods Market) and corporations (Heineken USA, Dannon, Starwood Hotels).
With two Metro-North stops, a Bee Line Bus Center, and the Westchester County Airport located a short drive away in nearby Harrison, White Plains also is a transportation hub. The weekday work and shopping population can swell to upwards of 250,000.
The downtown, especially Mamaroneck Avenue, is known as a nightlife destination alternative to Manhattan with approximately 70 restaurants and bars/lounges, a performing arts theater, arts exchange building, and a 15-screen movie theater.
An international open-air market takes place next to City Hall every Wednesday May through November and downtown is the site of numerous holiday parades.
In the residential neighborhoods surrounding the city core, there are three country clubs, a public golf course, an ice skating rink, three outdoor swimming pools, and Liberty Park for fishing and rowing/paddle boating.
Size: 10.8 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $651,750 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $13,975
Closest Metro-North Stop: White Plains (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 39 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Alan Alda, author Joseph Campbell, composer Percy Grainger, NBA players Eddy Curry, Danilo Gallinari, David Lee, and Channing Frye, NFL lineman Bob Hyland, 1st Chief Justice of the U.S. John Jay, writer of Rent Jonathan Larson, Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu, NFL wide receiver Art Monk, concert pianist Garrick Ohlsson, department store magnate J.C. Penney, journalist David Sanger, rapper Tupac Shakur, actors Ralph Waite and James Whitmore.
Household: $58,545 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $71,891 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
64.9% Caucasian 15.9% African American 14.7% Other 4.5% Asian 23.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e., already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling’s Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst):
Violent Crime: 2 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 157 Murder: 1 Rape: 6 Robbery: 48 Assault: 102 Burglary: 69 Property Crimes: 1,181
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Calling All Dancers! Registration now open for SummerDance 2015 at Steffi Nossen.
Whether you want to improve your technique or explore new styles, our dedicated and talented instructors will guide you to new levels and make sure you have fun along the way! Each weekly program is designed to be appropriate for specific ages and abilities. Please call the office with any questions....
Diverse artistic approaches by 15 exhibiting artists explore both the beauty and darkness of the natural world and settings around us. Includes traditional Hudson River School-style painting, conceptual photography and video installation.
July 16- August 29
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 12-5pm & Sat 12-6pm
Recologie presents Sunday brunch with THE Hi NOTES!
Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Robert Puleo, Tenor, and Andy Bossov, Pianist will entertain with various Italian songs, arias, Broadway hits, and Standards.
A full brunch menu will be available, with mimosas.
Come in and enjoy some delicious brunch while being serenaded by some of the finest!
I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment
Curated by Diana Buckley
June 25 - August 21, 2015
Public Opening Reception, Thursday June 25, 6-8 pm
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday June 25 from 6-8 pm.
Big things are happening in 2015. In Brooklyn, things are changing fast, and artist Meccas are being...
Bianca's music is a soulful blend of blues, jazz and funk influenced by such greats as Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder and James Brown. She is an inviting and warm performer whose shows combine intimate storytelling with sexy, campy fun.
Admission $10 For resrevations, 914-737-1701. Come early! Great food, fine wine & beer.
Join us and Westchester Magazine in celebrating the opening of our new exhibit in New Rochelle on Saturday, June 13th from 6 to 9pm.
transFORM Gallery announces their art exhibit for the Summer season, a retrospective of Alexander Rutsch’s work, sponsored by Westchester Magazine at the transFORM showroom and gallery in New Rochelle, NY.
The celebrated Austrian artist approached...
Aikido of Westchester is offering a free introduction to the martial art of aikido every Saturday and Sunday. The class is open to all. You don't need to be physically fit or have martial arts experience. Please bring loose fitting exercise clothing and arrive at least 15 minutes before the class to register. Simply show up with an open mind and we promise you'll have fun. Our senior...
Come stop by for a tour of the factory and get the opportunity to see first-hand how chocolate is made and maybe make some yourself! Come see our chocolatiers in action, making lots of sweet treats with the help of our 175Lb melting machine and our 20ft “I Love Lucy” style enrobing machine! Be sure to try a sample of our signature Belgian truffle, multiple time "best...
Love, The First of the 7 Virtues
February 14 - December 6, 2015
It is with great enthusiasm that HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust. Developed as an FWMA (Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance) collaboration, each museum will explore a...