White Plains, New York

White Plains is a medium-sized affluent city in New York that is the seat of Westchester County and is located in the south central part of the county. It is bordered on the south by the village of Scarsdale. White Plains is located just to the north of Yonkers, which is the most populous city in Westchester County. Those who commute to New York City will find it a pleasant thirty-three minute trip on an express train. The convenience of public transportation allows residents to enjoy living in this progressive suburban area while retaining their jobs in urban areas.

The city of White Plains features many charming homes set in picturesque neighborhoods with tree-lined sidewalks. The real estate in this area offers potential homeowners a variety of different housing options in established mature neighborhoods from which to choose their dream home. Many traditional designs such as ranch and Colonial style and some Victorian beauties make Prospect Park a popular area for those looking for real estate with larger lots for more space. This is a wonderful neighborhood for raising children away from the hustle bustle of the city.

The Highlands neighborhood appeals more to those desiring to own a single-family house within walking distance of shopping and dining. Condominium complexes near downtown offer luxury multi-family living at its best. Gedney Farms is a quiet neighborhood that features traditional homes with lush lawns on tree-lined streets. A walk through this neighborhood is filled with nostalgia from the pre-war era. This neighborhood offers privacy with extra-large lots.

The public schools in the area are some of the best in New York. They provide children from kindergarten age up through high school with an exemplary education. This high-quality district offers a traditional curriculum along with many performing arts opportunities. Several public and private colleges offer excellent undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of different majors.

This area is loaded with multiple benefits for those who choose to live in this highly preferred suburban environment. During the period from July 13 to October 13 of this year, the median sales price for homes sold here was $530,000 with the listing price approximately $490,461. The demand for properties here continues to grow as more people discover a beautiful area that provides residents with a variety of luxury housing options in a unique setting. They find a true sense of community here along with the excitement of living near the Big Apple.

See Also: Bronxville, Scarsdale, Yonkers, Tuckahoe