About White Plains
White Plains is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States, and is the eleventh largest city in the state. White Plains is located in south-central Westchester, centered 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan. According to the 2013 census, the population was 57,866. The current population as of the 2020 census is 59,559. White Plains ranks third in the 2014 Top 10 Best Places to Live in New York City.
White Plains was founded in 1683 by several men from the nearby town of Rye who purchased 4,435 acres of land from the Wekquaeskek Indians. The city got its name due to the white marshes or plains inherent in this area. The city's settlers received a city patent from King George II in 1721. Even then, White Plains had homes, churches, and businesses built along "Village Street," now better known as Broadway.