Yonkers is the 4th most populous city in New York state— behind New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester— and the most populous city in beautiful Westchester County. Yonkers borders the borough of the Bronx and is just two miles north of Manhattan. Fun fact: its name derives from the Dutch word for Esquire (“Jonkheer”).
Being so close to NYC, Yonkers has exceptional public transportation for commuters. The Bee-Line bus fleet services Westchester County and the MTA Metro-North Railroad connects Yonkers to the heart of New York City. Amtrak trains stop in Yonkers as well, so connecting to the rest of New York and beyond is a piece of cake. For traveling close to home, Yonkers is remarkably walkable. A personal car is always handy, but it's entirely possible to get around by foot, bike, bus, or train.