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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    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-
Population
969,229

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$507,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,394
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

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
    126
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    88
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    139
    500
  • Theft
    875
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,226
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

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!