Known as New York's "Golden Apple," Westchester County sits just north of New York City and is a hotbed of activity and entertainment. The perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, the primarily suburban county features some breathtaking views of the Hudson River and amazing historical treasures. With world-class shopping and dining, Westchester County makes for a popular outside-the-city destination for residents and tourists. There are 48 public school districts in Westchester and they each live up to the high standards of New York State. Several schools among the district have been commended by the NYS Department of Education as schools of excellence and there are many extracurricular and enrichment programs that students can take advantage of. The wide range of ethnicities and nationalities in Westchester County make its schools a culturally diverse place to be.