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
The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, submitted by Paul Sarlo. This is our current featured photo for White Plains. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our White Plains page.
Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the Arts and Science Projects, creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and Science Educators offered on weekends at the Museum. On Saturdays explore the shape, materials, gravity, and birth of the Solar System's smaller bodies. Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children. FREE...
Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview Explainer. See highlights from our collection including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview. Learn about life in the Gilded Ages. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. 2 pm tour geared to families. Free with Museum admission.
Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the Arts and Science Projects, creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and offered on weekends at the Museum. On Saturdays and Sundays in November, make a peacock with paint and colored pencils. Artist Brian Keith Stephens who's work you can see in Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in...
This year's show will highlight the accomplishments of our students working in the media of drawing, painting and jewelry. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, November 6 from 6:30pm- 8:30pm, as we celebrate our students. This reception is also an opportunity to find out more about our facility and the classes we offer.
Vive La France!
While American sports fans are gobbling their weekly Sunday NFL action, French zealots are devouring the trotters, courtesy of Empire City Casino’s historic Yonkers Raceway.
For the second consecutive week on Sunday, November 16, simulcasting outlets in France wagered in excess of $1.75 million on the matinee card at Yonkers, with...
An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade
November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Free opening reception and all-age hands-on craft workshop:
Friday, November 14, 6:30-8:00PM
15% Member Discount Sale:
December 2 – December 6, 2014
Set aside some time this holiday season to enjoy the vibrant world of handmade...
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition Roger Mudre: Full Circle, on view from October 25 through November 29. This is Mudre’s first solo exhibition at HGFA and will feature his paintings and works on paper. The public is invited to attend an opening reception for the artist to be held on Saturday, October 25, from 1 to 4pm.
The eloquent images of Jylian GUSTLIN are the thankful reminder of better worlds. Her prolific and creative works are the rare jewel - rich in abstracted narrative and exuberant palettes. A fusion of explorations rooted within the perspicacious mind of the artist and combined with a deep and insistent beauty - both human and spirited. Always recognizable with her signature resin finish,...
(With generous support from Con Edison)
EVERY SUNDAY AT 11:30AM (NOV 2, 9, 23, 30)
(NOTE: No walk November 16 due to special event)
Join us for a Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE...
Holiday Show-Call to Artists!
Blue Door Gallery is hosting its 7th Annual Artist Gift and Boutique holiday show!
All items for sale between $3 to $300
Artists working in all media are welcome to submit.
November 22nd-December 20th
Preview for BDAA Members - November 21st 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: November 22nd, 2-5:00 p.m....