The workers’ compensation attorneys in White Plains, NY at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. have provided this quick introduction to the city’s history and attractions.

White Plains

The city of White Plains is located within Westchester County in New York. It is the eleventh largest city in the state. In 2014, it ranked third in the top ten places to live in the state by Movoto, an online real estate brokerage. The city is home to 35 neighborhoods and communities within its 6,329.6 acres. A few of these include Battle Hill, Green Acres, Idle Forest, Highlands, and Ridgeway.

Post War History

After World War II, the downtown area developed into a desired shopping district that attracted many. It included many famous New York-based department stores and specialty retail shops. Many of these became the first large-scale suburban stores in the country. They led to the building boom after the end of the war.
During the 1940s until the 1970s, the construction of parkways and expressways worked to support the retail location. In 1949, Macy’s opened a store on Main Street across from the town’s City Hall. Many other stores followed, such as

  • B. Altman and Co.
  • Rogers Peet
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Alexander’s
  • Wallachs
  • Bergdorf Goodman – which was converted in 1981 to sister chain Neiman Marcus.

The city continues to be a retail destination and offers shoppers over 1000 small and mid-size stores within its four malls, in addition to the larger retail stores.

Parks & Recreation

The community has a lot to offer its resident. There are many parks and attractions within the 35 neighborhoods that make up the city. Some of them include:

  • Ebersole Ice Rink
  • Maple Moor Golf Course
  • Saxon Woods Park – home of the largest swimming pool in Westchester, in addition to many trails and a standard and miniature golf course.
  • Silver Lake Preserve
  • Westchester Golf Range


The public schools in the area are operated by the White Plains Public School System. In 2006, they had a combined 6,000 students enrolled within the district, which is made up of:

  • five elementary schools (grades K–5)
  • two middle schools (Eastview for grade 6, Highlands for grades 7–8)
  • one high school (9–12)

Additionally, the area is home to many auxiliary facilities, such as:

  • a pre-kindergarten program
  • a community school (grades 7–12)
  • adult and continuing education
  • a program for school-age patients at New York-Presbyterian Hospital located within the city

A few of the private schools the residents can attend include:

  • Good Counsel Academy –  an all-girls Catholic high school
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Elementary School in the Gedney area
  • German School New York on Partridge Road


The city was home to 56,853 residents in 2010. This was an increase of 7.1% since 2000. The following is the racial demographics of the community:

  • 48.9% White
  • 13.2% Black
  • 0.1% Native American
  • 6.3% Asian
  • <0.1% Pacific Islander
  • 0.3% from some other race
  • 1.5% from two or more races
  • 29.6% were Hispanic or Latino

The community’s median income was $58,545, and for a family was $71,891. Men averaged $47,742, while women averaged $36,917.

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Our Local Office

The Highlands, NY workers’ comp lawyers at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., are here for the injured workers in the community. Our team can help process claims or file appeals for those previously denied. Call today to schedule a free claim evaluation.

Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.
120 Bloomingdale Rd #401,
White Plains, NY 10605, USA
(914) 946-1452