New Rochelle is now where White Plains was about 10 years ago. Geographically, it has many things going for it. It has the Long Island Sound along its eastern border which gives it a distinct aesthetic edge over the land-locked White Plains. It has a train station complete with a new parking facility and boasts a 30 minute commute to Grand Central Station.
New Rochelle is an up-and-coming city that experienced tremendous growth during the housing boom. Those who look at White Plains and can't quite afford the price tag, should take a second look at New Rochelle because it is heading in the same direction that White Plains took ten years ago.