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Westchester is upstate according to New York City. High school kids drive Mercedez, Bmw's, range rovers, etc... to school. There really is no ghetto except for some parts of Westchester, such as Yonkers, White Plains, Peekskill and others. They aren't that bad, but will definitely freak the residents of Rye, Scarsdale, Somers, Bedford.
The county is filled with yuppies, japs, wasps, anything you can think of. Every town thinks that they are better then the next. Competition and Gossip is what makes their worlds go round. Looking good is a must, you have to wear the latest fashion and look ultra sexy in it. The Westchester Mall located in White Plains is a main stop for any Westchesterite who knows what is going on. At this mall they have everything for anyone with money (my favorite mall in the entire country). Each floor basically goes by class... except for some late bloomers. The bottom floor is the richest with Tiffany, Gucci, Lilly, Tumi, and soon to come Chanel, and David Yurman. Second floor is family floor it has lots of childrens stores including Crewcuts the kid store of J. Crew... so cute. But, it also has Louis, Coach, Micheal Kors... etc... then the top floor is for the people that wished they have money.. .minus J. Crew which should be on the second floor.
Northern Westchester wishes they live in Rye and Scarsdale but wont admit it. Somers is extremely wealthy home to many CEO's of Pepsi, IBM etc. Nobody knows this town because there is absolutely nothing in it except for a gated community filled with old people who wont let anything happen without their approval. They just got a CVS that took forever to get the "O.K.".
White Plains is supposedly the new Manhattan, with Trump building gorgeous multi-million dollar apartment buildings, and a Ritz Carlton just opening in the heart of the city. This city is up and coming, it really isn't touristy yet but it will be soon, night life is great and mostly located on Mamaroneck Ave. which yes, does lead in to Mamaroneck.
Orange County, our neighbor wishes they lived in Westchester, and tries desperately to be like us but doesn't pull it off. Wish they were apart of our country clubs but no, not going to happen.
Westchester Country Club one of the oldest and elites of the country clubs, has two locations the main in Rye and the beach club which is really nice. Everyone wearing Lilly, Ralph and my personal fav Vineyard Vines. Westchester is home to many prep schools that molds the children of Westchester in to their parents. "Not doing anything wrong" or at least they dont get caught. Drinking (underage) in their parents' houses or on the local golf course. Always wearing your topsiders, popped collar, and pearls while you chug one is the way to show your "molding".
There are the guidos too which take up most of lower Westchester. Yonkers, White Plains, Harrison have many of them. Most people don't know this term but guido is a guy who has a blow-out hairstyle, extremely tan and looks like he is on roids. A guidette is a girl version but instead of being insanely muscular you are just coked-out skinny. Oh yea, and they all wear Armani and go to Pacha in NYC on the weekends.
Mahopac is a wannabe Westchesterite, but you know when your in Mahopac and it is no Westchester. Extremely trashy.
Westchester is...
"What are you doing today?"
"Driving my porsche and bringing my kid to the club to meet her future husband... plastic surgeons are in"
"No way, Susan! That's exactly what I'm doing"
"I no isn't it great find them a husband and get botox injections for free... so excited!"
Both laugh.
by socialite March 17, 2008
 
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A far superior version of Long Island.
by Anonymous July 29, 2003
 
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mostly suburban county bordering the bronx to the south and fairfield county, ct to the north. largely perceived as a haven for wealthy investment bankers, lawyers and doctors who commute to and work in manhattan, westchester does indeed have more than its fair share of elite golf courses (think winged foot), high-end stores (gucci, louis vuitton etc) and country clubs.

however, while one of the ten wealthiest counties in america, there is more to westchester than the popular public perception might suggest. herein lies a breakdown of westchester locales:

Preppy and Rich- think Rye, Bronxville and Larchmont. You'll find the old-school clubs (Larchmont Yacht, Westchester Country Club) and preppier atmospheres in these towns. Replete with pastel polos, sailboats and topsiders, these towns are among the wealthiest (if not necessarily flashiest) of the county.

Jappy and Rich- most famously Scarsdale and, to a lesser extent, Chappaqua. These towns are a bit more status-obsessed than their preppy counterparts. Their school systems are among the highest-performing in the nation and they tend to attract many Jewish and Asian families that put a premium on their children's educations. Think of designer clothes behind the wheel of a mercedes sports car as opposed to a vineyard vines polo behind the wheel of a jeeb or volvo to understand the difference between preppy and jappy wealth.

Guido Rich- Think Harrison, Pelham and parts of New Rochelle. Think gelled hair, Armani Exchange, fake tans and heavy make-up. Easy to confuse for imports from New Jersey.

Hollywood Rich- Much of the northern tier of the county, which is more rustic, appealing to celebrities seeking privacy. Bedford, North Salem, Pound Ridge and others boast several celebrity residents.

Ghetto- The last type of community one would associate with Westchester. Still, cities like Yonkers, Mount Vernon, (parts of) New Rochelle and Peekskille are far more socioeconomically and racially diverse than the rest of the county and make up a substantial portion of its population,
The classes of Westchester:

Bankers of English/Irish descent who live in Bronxville sail their boats out of Larchmont while their wives shop in Rye.

Bankers of Russian/Eastern European descent who live in Scarsdale and manage Bill Clinton's finances in Chappaqua with their Asian business partner.

"Waste Management Professionals" who live in $3 million homes and drive around Harrison in their souped-up Hummers.

Immigrant strivers in Yonkers, Mt. Vernon and Peekskille who, more often than not, tend to the lawns and house-cleaning needs of the three types mentioned above.
by Moder July 13, 2006
 
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West of philadelphia, a trendy first class party town home to west chester university of pennsylvania. A quaint historic village of thriving business, bars, and restaurants. A place where you can find anything youre looking for. Quality sports teams, GO RAMS! Kick ass bars, awesome parties, great food, and lovely women. Especially beautiful on those lovely fall days that drape the center of the city in shades of red, yellow and orange. West chester, I will always heart you.
West chester is the best small town in southeastern pennsylvania.
by Bak5580 July 28, 2006
 
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The county north of New York City, sometimes referred to as the "East Coast OC", this county boasts a strong history, culture, and an absurd amount of wealth. The southern half of the county is more suburban, while the northern half, while more rural, is certainly as affluent, and cannot be discounted. Yonkers is the largest city in the county, and is currently making a huge economical comeback, though it is still plagued by issues with the school district. Westchester is home to many celebrities and some of the best public schools in the country. Whether one hails from Scarsdale or Somers, they are Westchester-ites---and ultimately, Westchester is one of the most intriguing parts of the state and country to look at from a sociological and cultural standpoint.

Home of DMX, Mary J. Blige, the Clintons, Mike Myers, Richard Gere, Rob Thomas, the Reeves, Vanessa Williams, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, among others.

Ella Fitzgerald was born in Yonkers, and a statue of her still stands in her old neighborhood. Matt Dillon grew up in New Rochelle and Mamoroneck. Dave Matthews briefly lived in Yorktown and attended YHS. The Son of Sam hailed from Yonkers, and Mariah Carey's house burned down in Westchester. Martha Stewart was confined to her home after prison in Bedford, and Calvin Klein owns a thoroughbred breeding farm in Somers.

Mahopac is NOT Westchester, and you can tell as soon as you step foot across the county line.
westchester is the best chester!
by tipsymcstagger June 29, 2006
 
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The area of New York immediately north of the Bronx. Has rich areas and poorer areas. Many kids from Westchester pretend to be ghetto while their parents make 6 figure salaries. Also, people from Southern Westchester (like myself) take much offense when told we are from "upstate".
Westchester County can be very boring.
by WC Native March 01, 2006
 
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a very nice, suburban country north of new york city. it contains the very rich, and moderatly poor. most of it is rich, white , preppy people who belong to a country club, and take day trips to the city with their friends.
did you see that girl with her collar popped
yeahhh shes from westchester -- so hot
by megan April 07, 2005
 
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A colloquialism for Westchester County, the county immediately north of New York City. Stereotyped as being rich, though this is not true to the extent that most people believe. Considered to be a counterpart to 'Long Island' i.e. Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
I live in Eastchester. That's in Westchester. hilarious
by Eastchester September 02, 2004