Overview of White Plains
Hailed as "The Birthplace of the State of New York," White Plains is a traditional New York City suburb located 28 miles north of Manhattan. Ranked No. 43 on CNN/Money's 2012 list of America's Best Small Cities, White Plains is known for having intelligent residents, large corporate offices and many scenic paths along the Silver Lake Preserve. Approximately 57,000 people live in White Plains and enjoy a small-town feeling in the backyard of the United States' largest city. Search for White Plains apartments for rent and find incredible opportunities in the hub of Westchester County.
Living in White Plains, NY
White Plains is a unique city that offers the best of both urban and suburban amenities. The city has highly acclaimed public services, including an excellent school system, affordable housing options and easy access to mass transit systems. White Plains' bustling downtown area is full of fine shops and gourmet restaurants, allowing residents to find everything they need right in the heart of the city. With top business opportunities only a 35-minute train ride away, White Plains rentals are home to many businessmen and women who commute to work in New York City. White Plains residents come from very diverse backgrounds, creating a melting-pot culture that makes for a great place to raise a family.
White Plains Attractions and Special Events
Residents in White Plains enjoy a number of performances at the White Plains Performing Arts Center throughout the year. The venue hosts comedy nights, concerts, musicals and plays, allowing attendees to enjoy smaller productions as well as Broadway classics. The Westchester Philharmonic, the only fully-professional classic symphony orchestra in Westchester County, also delights crowds in White Plains. When the city comes alive with blooming cherry trees, White Plains hosts an annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The event includes an afternoon of traditional Japanese music, dance, storytelling, games and crafts highlighting Japanese culture.
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