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About White Plains
White Plains, situated just 25 miles north of Manhattan, has impressive credentials as one of the top suburban office and retail centers in the nation. White Plains is a corporate and retail hub as well as the Westchester County Seat and home to numerous federal and state government offices and courts.  It offers a comprehensive, efficient, multi-modal 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 less than a one-hour drive from four major metropolitan airports (JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, and Westchester County Airport).  White Plains seamlessly combines the traditional amenities of suburbia with a vibrant urban core.

Suburban Amenities with an Urban Vibe

White Plains is a suburban city with a full accompaniment of urban amenities. A residential community of nearly 57,000, the population soars to approximately 225,000 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. With three major malls and a dynamic, revitalized downtown featuring outstanding restaurants, boutiques, arts and cultural destinations, and nightlife, White Plains is thriving.

Downtown: Business Hub with a Growing Residential Component
Downtown White Plains is a business hub, attracting high technology firms, law firms, major corporations, and colleges / universities. 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, shop, and play.

Neighborhoods:  Top Quality Suburban Living
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 is now constructing a dedicated space for teens, the Edge.  The recent and continuing addition of dedicated bike lanes and electric vehicle charging stations as well as the availability of ZipCar, have made White Plains an even more desirable location for families and young professionals alike.