Where in Westchester is White Plains NY

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When searching for Westchester NY homes for sale, it can be difficult to sort out the individual municipalities, their characteristics and even their location within the county.  For many buyers they seem to meld into one large mass of confusion.  This series of posts are designed to  alleviate some of this confusing for the Westchester NY homebuyer.

Getting from here to there – White Plains NY is centrally located:

White Plains NY is one of the most centrally located municipalities in Westchester NY.  As such, it is land-locked  with no direct access to either the Hudson River or Long Island Sound.  However, its central location means that you are never far from anything when you are in White Plains.   The map below shows just how central that location is.

White Plains borders Scarsdale to the south west, Harrison to the east and Mamaroneck to the south.  Hartsdale borders to the west and Valhalla to the north.


White Plains NY Map

I-287 – hugs the eastern side of White Plains and cuts right through the city just north of the center of the downtown.  From 287 you have access to towns along that corridor as well as

  • I-87 to New York, New Jersey & Upstate NY
  • The Hutchinson River Parkway to Connecticut or Bronx and to Queens, the airports and Manhattan
  • I-95 to Connecticut or all south to NYC.

I-684 originates in White Plains and gives access to points towns up county such as Mt. Kisco, Katonah, and Armonk as well as parts of Connecticut such as Danbury.

The Hutchison River Parkway (HRP) can be accessed off of Mamaroneck Ave. at the south end of town (in addition to the I-287 access point) as well as along North Street on the border of Harrison.

An entry to I-95 is also available just over the southern tip White Plains in Harrison.

The Bronx River Parkway (BRP) can be accessed from the western portion of White Plains.  the BRP runs north to south and flows into the Taconic State Parkway northbound.

Commute to Manhattan – White Plains to Grand Central Station:

The commute by express train is generally about 33 minutes on the Harlem Line White Plains has three trains an hour during off peak hours and over 30 trains running during the morning and evening peak.

Please feel free to contact me anytime to request additional information or to set up an appointment so we can explore your listing or purchasing needs. I am easy to reach by phone, text or email. Or, if you just want to continue your search online, the links below will help you get started.

Phone/Text: 914-374-5529

Email: Ruthmarie@TheWestchesterView.net

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