Westchester




PHOTO BY IRA LIPPKE

Westchester has it all: easy access to New York City yet 20,000-plus acres of parkland and more than 50 recreational areas, including Long Island Sound and the Hudson River shoreline. One of the earliest explored Valley regions (Giovanni da Verrazzano visited in 1524), it was already well-populated by the time of the American Revolution. Today, it has 48 municipalities, with White Plains as the bustling county seat. Shopping, Broadway-style theater, art galleries, and world-class mansions and gardens keep residents happily occupied year-round.


RIGHT, COURTESY OF XAVIARS X20

Data

Population Density: 2,204.68 people per square mile
Median Home Value: $600,000
Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $10,000
Median Household Income: $83,958

Do

Dare to ride the Dragon Coaster (or historic carousel) at Rye Playland!

Dine

Drink in Palisades and NYC views at Xaviar’s X20 on the Hudson.

Did you know?

In 1919, legendary movie director D. W. Griffith built an enormous coastal studio on Orienta Point in Mamaroneck and used extras from the community for his productions.

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