A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
$511,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,554
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

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
    111
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    51
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    91
    1
  • Theft
    1,607
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,442
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    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 Reviews

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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.
Review White Plains
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!
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