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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$513,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,607
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

White Plains Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    138
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    51
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    90
    500
  • Theft
    1,453
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,460
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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White Plains has been a great place to raise a family. It is the perfect balance of all the conveniences of city life and the quietness of suburbia. One of the best attributes of White Plains is the diversity of the people. It's a true melting pot of culture that benefits the children being raised here. The vastness of culture also brings a wonderful variety of culinary excitement to this town. Whether having dinner with neighbors or going to a restaurant one can be sure that the cuisine will be exciting. The Parks and Recreation programs here are plentiful for youth, adults and seniors. There are so many activities available including sports, arts, book clubs and many others. White Plains also offers a plethora of services to the community such as health fairs, food pantries, and shelters. While there is always room for improvement in any town, White Plains is a pleasant place to call home.
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Born and raised in White Plains and I love it! Safe, great nightlife, 40-minute train ride to NYC. Some areas are older and could use renovating (Galleria Mall, White Plains Mall, Pavilion Mall). It's expensive to live here, but worth it! It's a great area for families and recent graduates, alike. It's a quick and easy commute into the city. Overall, great place to live.
Very cosmo city, a lot of great restaurants and night life. However parking sucks. It has a lot of charm, but you have to be careful. Parking is horrible because you have to pay, the best thing to do is park in Walmart and buy something. Do not go to the westchester or to the cheesecake factory to park, they charge three dollars even if you are there for 15 minutes!