The city of White Plains, New York is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
White Plains offers a calm environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. There are approximately 10 parks close by for residents to explore, such as Silver Lake Preserve and Strauss Park, which makes it easy to get to them. Most areas in this city are quiet, as the streets tend to be reasonably calm - although that is not the case near Cross Westchester Expressway or the railway line.
Large apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing around half of the dwellings in White Plains, whereas the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. Most of the housing growth in this city happened pre-1960. This city offers mainly two bedroom and one bedroom homes. The proportions of home owners and renters are about even.
It is a rather short walk to reach both primary and secondary schools from most houses for sale in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. As far as food is concerned, a supermarket is usually reachable within a reasonably short walk from most homes for sale in White Plains. Furthermore, this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is a fairly good place in which to go out to eat, and house buyers are served by around 40 cafes as well.
White Plains presents home owners with the choice between several modes of transportation. Commuting by public transit is convenient in White Plains as a consequence of 2 train stations (e.g., North White Plains Station and White Plains Station) on the Harlem Station, and approximately 20 nearby bus lines. Walking is also reasonably feasible for residents in White Plains; meeting day-to-day needs is convenient on foot, and numerous businesses are close by. It is difficult to move around by bike in this city since the bicycling infrastructure is not very extensive, and there is a considerable amount of hills.