White Plains is truly the anchor of Westchester County. Home to over 50,000 residents, White Plains provides a mixture of city and suburban life that serves as a conceptual bridge between New York City and Westchester today. Measured 10 miles square and featuring an assortment of living opportunities from apartments to estates, White Plains offers something for everyone. The versatility makes the city the perfect place for singles, couples, families and empty nesters. The city’s multiple ties to renowned retail establishments makes White Plains one of the most sought out shopping districts in the Hudson Valley.
The variety extends to the city’s business landscape, where the country’s biggest companies can be found down the block from quaint boutiques. There are four indoor shopping malls and more than 1,000 retail establishments overall.
The city’s wide-range public transportation system and is the gateway to both metropolitan and upstate New York, New England and other major northeast markets. The city is strategically located an hour’s drive from four major metropolitan airports and sits a mere 25 miles from midtown Manhattan.
The White Plains Public Schools are amongst the most respected in the region, recently rated among the top ten districts in the country for corporate relocation in a recent survey by Expansion Management magazine. Both the Middle School and High School have been honored as Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence by the New York State Education Department and the U.S. Department of Education. Church Street Elementary School was selected as one of the State’s 14 Schools of Excellence in 1999.
White Plains hosts the County Seat and is the county hub for business, retail and Federal, State and County courts and offices.