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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Westchester County is located in New York with a population of 975,321. Westchester County is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Westchester County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Westchester County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Westchester County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Westchester County are highly rated.
Population
975,321

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$513,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,444
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Westchester County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    131
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    70
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    112
    500
  • Theft
    865
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Westchester County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,968
National
$55,322

Westchester County Reviews

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Westchester County is absolutely beautiful! The Long Island Sound views are stunning and it adds its own uniqueness. The families, schools, restaurants, and communities are places that cannot be found anywhere else. Growing up here has really helped me grow, and I am forever grateful!
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Westchester is filled with many recreational activities for families and persons of all ages. It's diversity is reflected in it's people that help to bring a deeper perspective and social awareness to schools, churches and local community centers. Westchester has a close proximity to New York City via a short ride on the Metro North allowing for greater access to cultural and arts activities. Westchester is filled with great places to eat and shop that are budget friendly or lavishly decadent. The areas of lower Westchester with the beauty of the Bronx River to the north Westchester farms and landscape create a serene environment while still being close to the fun of the Bronx's New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Westchester is a county that will help create many lasting memories to both the resident or the adventurous visitor!
I recently started to go to Westchester for school, specifically, White Plains, and is very nice! It definitely has it's city life and it has it's quiet neighborhood life. If you're looking for a home with a quiet neighborhood, this is an option!