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White Plains Reviews
Review White Plains
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.
The town of White Plains is actually quite calm. I grew up in a small part of town where there was quite a bit of ruckus. You name it, its probably happened, but just be a little realistic of your imagination. The neighborhood has sketchy points here and there but most people in the town are reserved, calm, and actively friendly. I met many neighbors who were absolutely inviting. The city area is bustling and effort is put into keeping the streets clean. I wouldn't say its perfect but the town is done rather satisfying. Living around these neighborhoods are average, the nights are quiet, and jobs are average in obtaining. Look around and there's a great deal of diversity. You will meet many interesting restaurant owners and staff members across White Plains
I wouldn't be who I am without growing up in White Plains - it's been an enriching and transformative experience. The school system is excellent, and the location is incredible - urban but not too urban; close enough to NYC for wonderful job opportunities; and also close enough to plenty of natural spaces for hiking and escaping the city bustle. It's very diverse, and people are very helpful and kind.