Bronxbuddy you do have a point. Kids at my high school literally were convinced they were "from" the Bronx because they lived there until they were like 2, and expect you to think they were tough because of that. People really do not have any idea how rich Westchester is, what we consider "Middle Class" is really more like upper middle class. Yonkers is probably the only city in Westchester co. that even remote resembles the rest of the country economically so it gets labeled a dump and ostracized by snobs in Scarsdale even though Yonkers is not poor for the most part, it is just normal middle class.
"Oh I'm not rich I'm well off" -Westchester kids who drive a BMW convertible and live in a $1 million dollar house.
The "other" suburb of New York, in a moderate rivalry with Long Island, which is for some reason seen as the "prime" suburb because it is slightly larger and more well-known. ANd by the way, Westchester County is not a bunch of rich snobs, contrary to the stereotype. Acc. to the census LI has the same per capita income as us.
Long Island can go fuck themselves - did you know that the 516 area code was actually created out of 914 in 1954? We still have the area code, you losers!
A county on the northern border of the Bronx, NY. Unlike Long Island, Westchester Co. seems to span everything from urban to rural whereas Long Island is more solidly and consistently suburban.
1. County directly north of the Bronx, New York. A very diverse place, it contains poor rundown areas like Mount Vernon, Yonkers and Port Chester and wealthy areas like Scarsdale and Chappaqua (home to Bill and Hillary). New Rochelle has both poor and rich neighborhoods and Port Chester is actually on the rebound, with its Costco downtown. With three Metro-North railroad lines running through the county as well as several parkways, many people in Westchester commute to NYC. Of course, Westchester is home to the HQ of many important companies like Kraft, Pepsi, IBM, Mastercard and ITT.
2. Neighborhood of Los Angeles near the Los Angeles Int'l Airport.
3. western suburb of Chicago
4. western suburb of Miami
5. West Chester -- town west of Philadelphia - not to be confused with Chester, PA, the most rundown city in the USA.
There are many Westchesters but there's only one Chicago.
Westchester is the county directly North of NYC. the bronx is right to the south. Basically, there are many different sections that are very different:
This list basically goes from S to N:
-Yonkers, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle- These are the 3 biggest cities in Westchester, and are generally racially and financially diverse. The most gangsta of the county. Alot of chill people but getting worse with gangs. New Ros beast and has New Roc City. Im from Mt. Vernon- so its best. ANd yonkers is really big.
-Bronxville, Scarsdale, Eastchester, Crestwood,Pelham: Rich Southern Westchester towns. Extremely rich and snobby and pretty annoying. Kids either try to be ghetto or are proud of their wealth and wear kacki shorts and wear button down shirts, or like abercrombie and stuff like that.
-Greenburgh-Middle and Southern Westchester.
Greenburgh- Tarrytown, ELmsford, Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley: Diverse, but separated by village. Tarrytowns and ELmsford are the coolest- diverse, some gangs and stuff, mainly cool kids. THen the Hudson towns other than Tarrytown are pretty rich and artsy but not really snobby.
-White Plains- Probably coolest part of Westchester. Malls, transportation center, diverse, something for everyone. Like a mini-Manhatten (45ish story buildings) Still cant compare to NYC though.
-Mt PLeasant- Surrounded by Greenburg White Plains and kinda Ossining. Contains Hawthorne Valhalla Sleepy Hollow Thornwood, andPleasantville. Basically the last go...
A less obnoxious version of Long Island. This isn't to say that most people there aren't jerks, however.
Westchester is Bill O'Reilly and Long Island is Sean Hannity
A suburban area in NY that everybody from the Bronx moves to.