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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Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open the fall art season with two new exhibitions.
In gallery II, our annual drawing show features five contemporary artists whose practice centers on drawing. The show’s title, Marking Wonderland, is...
Get Your Children Excited About Health!
Join us at the Mount Kisco Library for our three part series teaching 3 and 4 year olds through games, songs, stories and crafts, how to take care of themselves, eachother, and the environment, to create a healthy happy future, to build healthy habits, foster positive relationships, and develop an appreciation for the planet.
As the Expressionists before him, STEVENS distils what is quintessential to his subject, and in turn captures in refracted light and tactile form - the forest, discernable, beautiful, and experiential.
STEVENS undertakes through his works in paint to discern and replicate those spiritual and essential values as founded and revealed in the quietude of the wilderness. In a language both...
On view: Friday, August 14th – December 6th, 2015
Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 5 – 7 pm
HVCCA is honored to present Hermann Nitsch’s one-person installation, “Leviticus.” The installation features Nitsch’s “Leviticus,” his seminal book (52 3⁄4” x 38 1⁄2”) opened to the segment describing the sacrificial...
Pelham Art Center is pleased to present Revival is a site-specific installation inspired by the neighborhood of Pelham, by New York based artist Cara Lynch. Created with stencils and chalk spray, Lynch places patterns of Tudor-revival style architecture beneath the feet of visitors to the center. This lace-like installation will sweep across the courtyard space, eventually fading from...
Pound Ridge Partnership to Hold 5th Annual Harvest Festival in Town Park
Soul Asylum to Top Music Line Up
Saturday, October 17 from 1PM-6PM, Pound Ridge Town Park
The Pound Ridge Partnership will hold its fifth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17 from 1PM-6PM (rain date Sunday, October 18) in the Pound Ridge Town Park. Continuing what has become a beloved Pound Ridge...
White Plains, NY September 16, 2015 --The Westchester, an upscale fashion center and expansive retail destination for fashion, discovery and community at Westchester Avenue and Bloomingdale Road in White Plains, New York; anchored by Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, recently welcomed 3NY Boutique, a brand catering to New York City’s fashion gurus, to its world-class line-up of stores. The...
Eula Biss is the author of On Immunity: An Inoculation, Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays, and The Balloonists. She teaches nonfiction writing at Northwestern University. The author will respond to craft questions specific to the personal essay tradition
The Woman's Club of White Plains is hosting its annual Fall Community Forum on the Upcoming Elections. Candidates for this year's local elections will be on hand to discuss the issues and answer questions. Refreshments will be served