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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    This "City of Parks and Neighborhoods" is a walker's paradise. The scores of cherry trees that bloom in late spring are reason for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Full Bloom. White Plains is an energetic community that offers its residents a full calendar of events.

    Just 25 miles from New York City, White Plains has 2 Metro-North stops. The downtown area has a strong corporate presence and large companies such as Starwood, IIT, Nokia andHeinekin have offices in White Plains. The marriage of urban and suburban, commerce, residential and retail, give White Plains a pulse that is unique to Westchester County. Take a look at the Houlihan Lawrence White Plains video.

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    White Plains is known for its urban feel and vibrant downtown, as well as being home to one of the finest shopping mall’s on the East coast, The Westchester. The Westchester is anchored by Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, and home to everything from Gucci and Louis Vuitton to Anthropologie and Williams-Sonoma.

    Mamaroneck Avenue is White Plain’s main thoroughfare and has become a hub of great restaurants, entertainment and nightlife. Cinema De Lux has an 18-screen theater in City Center and across the street, the Ritz Carlton’s rooftop restaurant, 42 The Restaurant, has gourmet fare with panoramic views. White Plain's eclectic selection of cuisine for fine and casual dining includes Haiku and Legal Seafood on Mamaroneck Avenue.

    White Plains also has a wide variety of housing choices. Close to the downtown area are many condos and co-ops and further from town are single family homes at price points that can accommodate every buyer.

    Here is a sample of a few active listings in White Plains:

    The Condominiums at 5 Minerva Place in White Plains are brand new, energy efficient homes with Corian counter tops, wood floors, in-unit laundry and geothermal heating and a/c.

    At 22 Ogden Avenue, the pride in ownership is apparent in this lovingly maintained four bedroom Colonial. Gleaming hardwood floors, classic brick mantle fireplace, sitting room with built-ins, updated eat in kitchen with pantry that offers loads of storage.

    This center hall brick colonial at 5 Little John Place is located on one of Gedney Farms prettiest tree lined street.  Sun filled and freshly painted, the home features a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite counters, hardwood floors, and oversized bedrooms.

    To learn more about the White Plains real estate market, go to www.houlihanlawrence.com for the Monthly Market Report.