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Overview
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Westchester consists of 48 municipalities with White Plains as the county seat.

Westchester became the first suburban area of its scale in the world to develop, due mostly to the upper-middle class development of entire communities in the late 19th century, and the subsequent rapid population growth.

Key Aspects
Key Aspects
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Main Industries: For many years, Westchester has played a prominent role in the film industry, given its proximity to New York City. The county has over 20,000 acres of parkland, miles of Hudson River and Long Island Sound shoreline. It boasts mansions, castles and other historic restorations representing 300 years of American History.

Land: Westchester County enjoys the Long Island Sound on the southeast and the Hudson River on the west. Within the county’s borders, the terrain is largely rolling hills, intersected by the Croton, Bronx and Saw Mill rivers. It has retained much of its rural character, while adopting the urban and suburban lifestyles dictated by its proximity to New York City.

Education: Westchester's public schools are consistently rated among the best in the nation. The standard of educational excellence continues in Westchester's private and parochial elementary and high schools.

Elected Officials
Elected Officials
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Westchester County Executive - Rob Astorino

County News
County News
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Learn more about what's happening in Westchester County: http://www3.westchestergov.com/news

Municipalities
Contact

914-995-3081

110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. White Plains, NY 10601