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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    111
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    51
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    91
    525
  • Theft
    1,607
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

White Plains Reviews

138 reviews
All Categories
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.
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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.