Welcome to Westchester County New York

Westchester County covers an area just over 457 square miles and is the southern most county of the Lower Hudson Valley. Its geographical setting is a favorable one, with Long Island Sound and Connecticut on the east, and the Hudson River on the west. Our office is 40 miles north of Times Square and a 6 minute cab ride from the Metro North Mount Kisco station. We are 8 miles south of Putnam County off Route 100 in beautiful horse country.
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The terrain is largely rolling hills, intersected by three main streams–the Croton, Bronx, and Saw Mill Rivers. The county is one of the most heavily forested in New York State. Northern Westchester County has retained much of its rural character while adopting urban and suburban lifestyles. With major highways I 95, I 287, I 684, I 87, and parkways (Saw Mill, Bronx River, Hutchinson, Cross County, Sprain Brook, and three Metro North train lines (Harlem, Hudson, New Haven Lines), Westchester County is easily accessible. It has a rich history, major corporate headquarters, many cultural sites, an extensive system of state, county & town parks, and award winning schools. Westchester County has become the ultimate in suburban lifestyle with all the amenities of New York. Check out the Metro North day trips from NYC.
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Westchester County is a primarily suburban county with about 950,000 residents. It was named after Chester, in England, and the Westchester County seat is the city of White Plains. According to 2006 HUD data, the median income for a household of one person in the county was $67,555 and for a family of four income was $96,500.

GEOGRAPHY

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Westchester County has a total area of 500 square miles (1,295 km²), of which, 433 square miles (1,121 km²) is land and 67 square miles (174 km²) of it (13.45%) is water. A large portion of the NYC watershed is located here in Westchester County.
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Westchester County is in the southeastern part of New York State.

The highest elevation in the county is a U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey benchmark known as “Bailey” at 300 m (985 feet) above sea level in Mountain Lakes Park near the Connecticut state line. The lowest elevation is sea level, along both the Hudson and Long Island Sound.

Officially, the Westchester County Department of Planning divides the county into North, Central and South sub regions. [2] Center City Apartments
Westchester County starts just north of Van Cortlandt Park, Riverdale and City Island in the northern part of Bronx County. The closest point on the southern border of Westchester is a little under 11 miles from Columbus Circle in Manhattan (which is a customary point at which distances from New York City are measured), where Pelham Manor meets Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. At over 2,700 acres, Pelham Bay Park is the largest of New York City’s Parks and forms a substantial ‘buffer’ between suburban Westchester and urban Bronx County. The closest point on the northern border is a little over 38 miles by air (51 miles by road).

Westchester County has 6 cities, 19 towns and 20 villages. Any land area in the county that is not contained in one of the cities is in a town. A town may contain zero, one or multiple villages. A village can be located in more than one town, as two of Westchester’s villages are.

ADJACENT COUNTRIES

  • Putnam County, New York – north
  • Fairfield County, Connecticut – northeast
  • Bergen County, New Jersey – southwest
  • Rockland County, New York – west
  • Nassau County, New York – southeast, water boundary only, across Long Island Sound
  • Bronx County, New York – south

TRANSPORTATION

  • Tappan Zee Bridge From Tarrytown, NY
  • Tappan Zee Bridge From Tarrytown, NY
  • Public Bee-Line Bus System.
  • Public Bee-Line Bus System.
  • Metro North Commuter Train Schedule – Grand Central Terminal
  • Metro North Commuter Train Schedule – Grand Central Terminal

Westchester County is served by Interstate 87 (the New York State Thruway), Interstate 95, Interstate 287 and Interstate 684. Parkways in the county include the Bronx River Parkway, the Cross County Parkway, the Hutchinson River Parkway, the Saw Mill River Parkway, the Sprain Brook Parkway and the Taconic State Parkway. The Tappan Zee Bridge connects Tarrytown to Rockland County across the Hudson River. The Bear Mountain Bridge crosses the Hudson from Cortlandt to Orange County. The combination of these numerous highways, proximity to New York City, and the county’s large population all lead to substantial traffic enforcement and very busy local courts.

The development corridors in the county have defined sections and follow transportation corridors. The main north-south corridors are, from west to east, the U.S. Route 9/Albany Post Rd/Broadway Corridor along the Hudson River from Yonkers in the South to Peekskill/Cortlandt in the North. The Saw Mill River Parkway Corridor traverses the county in a north-eastern path, beginning in Yonkers, and terminating at I-684 in Bedford, mostly following the path of the Putnam Branch of the New York Central Railroad, which was abandoned in March 1970 (and which has largely been replaced by a paved path known as the South County and North County Trailways). The Sprain Brook Parkway traverses the county’s midsection from a point in Yonkers where it breaks off from the Bronx River Parkway until Hawthorne about 15 miles north where it merges with the Taconic State Parkway and continues until I-90 near Albany. The Hutchinson River Parkway lines the eastern county, from the Bronx (terminating at the Long Island crossing – the Whitestone Bridge) until the Connecticut state line in Greenwich, where it becomes the Merritt Parkway. I-684 begins at a junction with the Hutchinson River Parkway and I-287 in Harrison, and continues north into Putnam County (with a brief stretch in Greenwich, Connecticut) through Bedford and North Salem. The eastern most corridor is the I-95/New England Thruway which traverses the county on the Long Island Sound, from the Pelhams through the Town of Rye and into Connecticut. The East-West corridors are the Cross County Parkway, which traverses the southern county from Yonkers in the west through New Rochelle in the east, terminating at the Hutchinson River Parkway. The Cross Westchester Expressway/I-287 is the mid-county corridor spanning from the Tappan-Zee Bridge in Tarrytown to the west to I-95/New England Thruway in the east. The northern-most corridor is that approximating the US-202 route from Cortlandt, and the Bear Mountain Bridge, to Lewisboro and the Connecticut border. But unlike the more southerly corridors, US-202 is for the most part not a limited-access highway and has frequent traffic lights.

Robert Moses and others once proposed a bridge connecting Westchester with Nassau County, most likely using I-287 to do so. Public opposition was fierce, and the New York state government abandoned the plan.

Commuter train service in Westchester is provided by Metro-North Railroad (operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority). Metro-North operates three lines in the county; west to east, they are the Hudson, the Harlem and the New Haven lines, each of which stops in the Bronx between Westchester and Manhattan. Amtrak serves Croton-Harmon, New Rochelle and Yonkers. There are plans for a cross-county rail line to connect all three lines and provide easier access to Stamford, Connecticut.

Metro-North also operates a ferry service between Haverstraw, in Rockland County and Ossining. Plans are currently underway to operate a ferry between Haverstraw and Yonkers with a direct route to New York City’s Financial District.

Bus service is provided by the Bee-Line Bus System (operated by the Westchester County Department of Transportation) both within Westchester and to Manhattan (BxM4C). The MTA Bus Company also runs the BxM3 to and from Getty Square in Yonkers to Midtown Manhattan.

Westchester County Airport is adjacent to White Plains.

Westchester County Traffic Courts

Putnam County Traffic Courts