Westchester county, New York is situated in the Hudson Valley. It is made up of 48 municipalities and consists of 450 square miles in area. According to the recent census the county has a population comprising 949,311 inhabitants. It is a centrally located county in the New York metropolitan area. Westchester county is a great getaway. Visitors to the county can enjoy a great number of outdoor and indoor activities. All this while enjoying hotels and restaurants that offer a wide variety of cuisine and a great deal of offers.
Planning a trip to Westchester is easy as there are hotels that provide all sorts of accommodation, from bed and breakfast to other kinds of luxuries. You can enjoy the great outdoors that Westchester’s parks offer. If you want to plan a business meeting at Westchester, you can do so. In case you are looking for a romantic getaway, bed and breakfast hotels are also available.
Westchester county is comprised of six major cities: White Plains, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Peekskill and Rye. Yonkers is the largest city both in terms of area and population and contains the famous Yonkers Raceway. Westchester county is suburban and contains different types of homes, starting from mid-rise apartments to gated communities, not to forget the sprawling mansions in areas like Lawrence Park. New Rochelle is the second largest city in the county. It borders the Long Island Sound.
Westchester’s workforce greatly varies due to its location and formation. Some of the major industries include construction, healthcare, education and manufacturing. Education sums up as the greatest employer in the Hudson Valley area. It supports around 100,000 school positions across forty school districts.
Now to mention the most attractive feature of the county, your chance to mingle with the rich and famous who have either grown up here or made the county their home. Famous people from Westchester county, NY includes former president Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Bedford has the highest concentration of the rich and famous.
Richard Gere, Bea Arthur, Michael Douglas, Chevy Chase, Ralph Lauren, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Martha Stewart, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rob Thomas, and Felicity Huffman have all called Bedford their home.
Yonkers is not lagging behind in having a star-dazzled roster which includes Linda Lovelace, Ella Fitzgerald, Jon Voight, Steven Tyler, Mary J. Blige, and Styles P.
West of Yonkers, houses the likes of Debra Winger, Jane Alexander and Meredith Viera.
The rich and famous Rockefeller family’s estate is in Pocantico Hills.
David Letterman, past CBS “Late Show” host is the resident of North Salem. Former New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg is also a resident.
Broadway star Audra McDonald is a resident of Croton-on-Hudson.
Many Hollywood celebrities were born or raised in Westchester county.