Distance to NYC: 25 miles
Area: 6 square miles
Rye was the first permanent settlement in Westchester County in 1660, incorporated as the county’s smallest city in 1942. It is served by Metro-North New Haven Line, which provides a 38-minute express commute to New York City at regular commuting hours.
Rye City is “a little city” blessed with an abundance of natural resources: two miles of coastline on Long Island Sound, marine vistas, and a wealth of trees. Shopping centers, motels and manufacturing companies have been successfully kept out of Rye by the ever-watchful mayors and councils since 1942, permitting at the same time careful development of some corporate headquarters and office buildings on the city’s perimeter. A variety of distinctive shops, boutiques and services form an interesting shopping area on its tree-lined streets.
There are three “neighborhood” elementary schools, a Middle School and a High School. The majority of Rye’s graduates go on to higher education. Resurrection School offers parochial education at the nursery and elementary school levels (Pre-K through 8th grade). In addition, Rye Country Day School provides the alternative of private education for Pre-K through 12th grade. The Greenhaven section of Rye is serviced by the Rye-Neck School District.
Rye residents benefit from numerous “extras” which make the quality of life something special. The Rye Golf Club has an 18-hole golf course and both Olympic and kiddy pools. The Rye Recreation Department maintains four recreational facilities and there are several private country clubs within its boundaries. The Rye Marina provides mooring for 350 boats and the 46-acre Rye Nature Center has a museum with a full-time naturalist. In addition, hundreds of acres have been preserved for the Marshlands Conservancy, the Read Sanctuary and the Rye Town Park and Beach. Besides its many recreational facilities, Rye provides a broad range of educational and cultural activities. Programs are offered by the Rye Historical Society, located in The Square House which is now a museum, the Rye Art Center and Wainright House.
Houses of Worship
There is access for most denominations within the immediate vicinity.