Community

A View of White Plains

About White Plains

The City of White Plains offers a winning combination of urban and suburban amenities. The City provides a wide variety of recreation programs, quality parks and recreational facilities, special events, such as the July 4th Fireworks extravaganza and New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, a bustling downtown that offers unparalleled dining and shopping options, easy access to mass transit and major highways, housing options for everyone – from families, to singles and senior citizens, and well-regarded public schools. White Plains is also home to some outstanding cultural organizations, including Arts Westchester, White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival and the Music Conservatory of Westchester. The City is fortunate to have a large and active base of community-serving organizations that further enrich the White Plains experience.


Credits: Cheryl Bartholomew-Miller

Living In “The City In The Park” 

If you live, play, work or visit White Plains, you will find a unique community filled with vibrant people and many activities. Living in “The City in the Park” offers many leisure opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy.


Transportation

Highways

The Cross-Westchester Expressway, or I-287, runs east to Rye where it meets I-95, the major route along the East Coast, and west across the Hudson River via the Tappan Zee Bridge, linking White Plains to Rockland County, points upstate, and parts of northern New Jersey. Current highway works include pedestrian walkways over the highway, an extra lane on either side, and on/off ramps to help motor traffic and pedestrians. Vegetation removals have upset some in the community but it is reported that the area will be fixed and trees will be replanted when work on the highway comes to an end. The Bronx River Parkway, which runs north-south through White Plains, provides access to New York City and areas in northern Westchester, such as Chappaqua and Yorktown Heights.

Air

Westchester County Airport is located in Harrison, about 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Downtown White Plains. Often the airlines and traveling public refer to Westchester County Airport as “White Plains.” It serves as a minor hub for JetBlue Airways and AirTran Airways, which offer regularly scheduled flights to several destinations in Florida. In addition, JetBlue began service from Westchester to Nassau, Bahamas in November 2011. Many people instead opt to fly out of one of New York City’s three major airports, each of which is located within an hour’s drive of White Plains.

Rail

The White Plains Metro-North station: Two Metro-North Railroad stations – the White Plains station, located downtown at Main Street and the Bronx River, and the North White Plains station, provide daily train service to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Both stations are on the Harlem Line.

Bus

Bee Line is Westchester County’s public bus system and several routes pass through White Plains offering local service to many surrounding communities. A few routes serve the Bronx and connect with the New York City subway. The main Bee Line hub in White Plains is the Trans-Center, adjacent to the Metro-North station. Other regional bus services that serve White Plains include the Tappan-Zee Express to Rockland County; Leprechaun Lines to Poughkeepsie, CT Transit’s I-Bus to Stamford, CT as well as Greyhound, Trailways and Coach USA service to upstate New York and Long Island.

 


White Plains Resources

Visiting White Plains

 

White Plains New York Specialty Shopping

Historic Treasures of White Plains

DiscoverOurTown.com Maps for White Plains

White Plains City Data

Westchester County

National Center For Education Statistics

City Data

Visit greatschools.org

 


White Plains Mapped


Credits to:

  1. The City of White Plains NY
  2. Bloomberg Business Week: 2009’s Most and Least Affordable U.S. Housing
  3. Wikipedia for White Plains NY
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