White Plains is a vibrant and diverse community with a wide variety of services and amenities for residents and visitors of all ages. White Plains provides the ideal combination of urban and suburban flavor.
Located in the heart of Westchester County and just 25 miles north of Manhattan, White Plains is one of the most accessible cities in the region. The city is served by two Metro-North stations (White Plains and North White Plains), a public bus system (Bee-Line), and has easy access to major highways and Westchester County Airport (and less than a one-hour drive from the major metropolitan airports - JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark). In the fall of 2018, the City will start serving as the hub of the Bus Rapid Transit system, which will provide specialized bus service across the new Governor Mario. M Cuomo Bridge. White Plains seamlessly combines the traditional amenities of suburbia with a vibrant urban core.
White Plains is a suburban city with a full accompaniment of urban amenities. A residential community of nearly 60,000, the population soars to approximately 150,000 during the day as workers, shoppers, and visitors arrive by car, rail, bus, and plane. White Plains is Westchester's premier business market and is home to the county’s largest concentration of retail activity. A lively downtown hosts frequent events throughout the year and boasts numerous shops and restaurants.
Downtown White Plains is a corporate and retail hub as well as the Westchester County Seat, making it home to numerous federal and state government offices and courts. In addition, with more than 3,000 units of residential housing built or currently in the approval process in the downtown, this area is a major residential neighborhood as well. White Plains is viewed by residents and visitors alike as one of the most attractive and desirable cities in the state in which to live, work, and visit.
White Plains has thriving neighborhoods with well-established identities and a traditional suburban feel that belie their proximity to the downtown urban center. The City offers numerous parks and recreational facilities and a large variety of recreational programming for pre-schoolers through active older adults. Its schools are well-regarded and provide top quality education and services to a large and diverse student population. The White Plains Public Library boasts an outstanding children's library, the Trove, and a dedicated space for teens, the Edge.
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