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.
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....
Sunday, August 30th, 2015
Avenue Beach Club along with Avenue Nuit, Eric Virgil, The Social Group, R3Ventures present Erick Morillo at THE AVENUE BEACH CLUB
Time: 11am to 6pm
Advance Tickets start at $25. Tickets are subject to availability and subject to increase as event gets closer.
Get your Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/Ericvirgil
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Tischman Pets Photography and Meli-Melo Restaurant in Greenwich, CT, as part of the Méli-Mélo’s artist program, have teamed with Adopt-A-Dog charity in Armonk, NY to present “Furry Portraits – Happiness, Love & Devotion” – a series of stunning photographic pet portraits by photographer Geoffrey Tischman.
The photos will be on...
Join us for a morning of non-stop fun Jodi’s Gym style! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move and groove all under the supervision and care of our well trained and certified staff. Come experience the joys of gymnastics, music and art. It’s a mix that your child is sure to love.
Jodi’s Gym camp is offered all summer long (right up to Labor...
Our annual summer show featuring emerging artists under the age of 40 and exhibiting artwork under $4000.
July 23 - September 10, 2015
Opening reception Thursday July 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Featuring artwork by Kerry Kolenut, David Licata, Eleen Lin, Cara Lynch, Sarah Nicole Phillips, B. Avery Syrig, Marian Williams and Jacob Zurilla
We are please to join Larchmont...
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents "Family Ties: Legacy ARTiculated" at the Rotunda Gallery at City Hall from August 11 to October 15th. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Tuesday, August 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm. "Family Ties" is a unique and extraordinary exhibition featuring the works of artists who are no longer with us and are the...
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...
On September 20th at 1:00pm the New Castle Historical Society is celebrating the re-launch of the first-ever History Hunt Game – Meet Horace: The Original Game, redux at the Horace Greeley House, 100 King Street in Chappaqua.
We are happy (and proud!) to redesign this fantastic puzzle hunt so that players can participate on an on-going basis. Players are led though the...
Our Place Memory Café will kick off on Tuesday, August 4 at North Street Tavern & Wood Fired Pizza, 1128 North Street, White Plains from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will continue on the first Tuesday of every month through April (except for November, which will occur on the first Wednesday due to Election Day).
Called Our Place Memory Café, the program will provide a haven...