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  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-
White Plains is a town in New York with a population of 58,404. White Plains is in Westchester County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in White Plains offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In White Plains there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in White Plains and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in White Plains are highly rated.
About White Plains...
Population
58,404

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$526,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,687
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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White Plains 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
    116.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    58.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,566.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    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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Very similar to New York City, just with a suburban feel. Lots of restaurants and a fun night life, most places stay open pretty late making it super convienent. Nice mall as well!
Living in White Plains NY, has shed light on the life style and where I see my future. Let me explain, as much as I enjoy living in a city. I see myself in a small community, wrapped in the grace of what a community actually is. Being in White Plains NY, there is not the sense of a true community.

Being in this type vague sense of community, I feel that my future isn't here. But somewhere else that the word community actually means something.