WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK
Westchester County, NY
An affluent county just north of New York City, home to some of the Big Apple’s most desirable suburbs. Bill and Hillary Clinton live there (Chappaqua). It has six cities, 19 towns and 23 villages; Yonkers is the largest city, with a population of 200,000. Notable native: actress Ashley Williams
Westchester County, New York
Westchester County in Brief
Westchester County, the “Golden Apple” located north of New York City, has adopted some of the Big Apple’s urban and suburban lifestyles while retaining much of its own character. Home to county seat White Plains, residents enjoy the county’s rolling hills, proximity to Long Island Sound and the Hudson River, and a true sense of community.
The Westchester County File
- Education. Westchester County has 48 public school districts, 118 private college-preparatory and parochial schools, and 14 colleges and universities.
- Real Estate. Westchester County enjoys a strong housing market.
- Family. Westchester County is very family-centric, with plenty activities for kids of all ages including Playland, the only art deco amusement park in the U.S.
- Culture. Westchester County has a vibrant arts scene that includes Broadway-style stage performances, films and fine art exhibitions in numerous galleries.
- Recreation. Westchester County has something for everyone in the recreation arena: hiking and biking, boating, golf, plenty of organized sports, and more.
- Weather. Westchester County is a bit cooler than its southern neighbor, New York City, with a four seasons climate.
Westchester County Fun Fact
More than 150 bald eagles spend the winter along Westchester County’s Hudson Valley waterways.