White Plains is a city in Westchester County, New York. It is the commercial hub and the seat of governance in Westchester County. This is an affluent suburban county that is home to almost one million people. It is located just north of New York City, in south-central Westchester, about 4 miles east of the Hudson River and 2.5 miles northwest of Long Island Sound. White Plains is bordered to the north by the town of North Castle, to the north and east by the town and village of Harrison, to the south by the town and village of Scarsdale, and to the west by the town of Greenburgh.
The economy of White Plains revolves around large companies that have relocated to the city. These include giants such as ITT, Xylem, and Bunge and Combe. Other companies based in White Plains include Alliance Bernstein, Dannon, Fifth Street Finance Corp, the New York Power Authority, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Krasdale Foods, and Nine West. White Plains is also the US headquarters of Heineken. With the mixture of low and high rise buildings in the city, there is a large variety of office space available.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There is plenty to keep you entertained in White Plains including an ice rink, a great library and Saxon Woods, a park that features a walking path that takes a scenic three mile loop. Historic Sites to visit include the Jacob Purdy House, built pre 1730 it served as the headquarters of General George Washington in 1778. The White Plains Armory and the Percy Grainger Home are other historic sites of interest in White Plains. The Iron Tomato is a marketplace and café that offers a full service salad and sushi bar. This restaurant also offers catering. Buon Amici offers a robust regional Italian menu to suite the entire family.
The city of White Plains is served by the Westchester County Airport. Commuter transportation to New York is also offered at two Metro-North Railroad stations. Passengers can utilize the Metro North Station and arrive in the center of Manhattan in thirty-five minutes. Interstate Highway 287 runs through the city, ideal for those who have their own vehicle.