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Population (2010 census): 15,720 over 22 square miles
Median Age: 41.5
Median Income: $150,556
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 72.8%
% Households with Children Under 18: 44.2%
Rye is an upper class suburban community that has retained a tranquil village and many historic landmarks. There is a charming business area downtown with boutiques and restaurant row, close to the Metro North station. One third of the city's working residents commute to work in New York City.
Rye has 14 miles of coastline, and the beach is within walking distance to some of the neighborhoods. Of course, the most famous landmark in Rye would be the Rye Playland. It is one of America's oldest amusement parks and a historical landmark. It is currently run by the Westchester County.
Besides the beach and Playland, lots of other recreation activities are offered. Boating is a popular pastime and you will find several marinas along the shore. There is the Rye Golf Club, Rye Arts Center, Rye Nature Center, etc.
Rye is located approximately 27 miles away from midtown Manhattan. There is a Metro North station in the city, and you can catch the train and arrive at Grand Central Station in around 45 minutes.
Rye has convenient access to interstate 95 and 287. Driving to Manhattan without traffic takes approximately 40 minutes, while Greenwich CT is a 10 minute drive away.
Please visit our Westchester School Districts page to find out more about all the school districts in the county.
Rye has been named one of the top ten most expensive places to live in various magazines. While you can find 10+ million sprawling estates, some with water access or views, there are also some smaller homes.
67.2% of the properties in Rye are single family homes. There is a plethora of other properties in the city, including townhouses, condo and co-op complexes. 39.7% of the homes were built before 1940. 72% of the homes are owner occupied.
In 2014, there were 150 single family homes sold according to the Hudson Gateway MLS. The median sales price was $1,765,000 and the average days on market was 116 days. 10 condos were sold with a median sales price of $452,500, and 33 coops were sold with a median sales price of $403,000.
The City of Rye NY: www.ryeny.gov