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Welcome to Rye

Rye is a picturesque city located in Westchester County, New York, just 25 miles north of Manhattan. It is a suburban community known for its affluent neighborhoods, beautiful scenery, and rich history. Rye is situated on the shores of Long Island Sound, offering residents and visitors stunning waterfront views. It covers an area of approximately 20 square miles and is bordered by the towns of Harrison, Mamaroneck, and Rye Brook.
Rye has a long and storied history dating back to the 1600s when it was settled by the English. The city played a significant role during the American Revolutionary War and served as a strategic location for British troops. Today, the city preserves its historical heritage through well-maintained colonial-era buildings and landmarks.

What to Love

  • Easy access to New York City, just a 35 minute train ride away
  • Boutique shopping and walkable commercial areas
  • Close proximity to the Long Island Sound

People & Lifestyle

Rye consists of several distinct residential neighborhoods, each with its own character and charm. The city offers a mix of housing options ranging from historic estates to modern suburban homes. Many neighborhoods in Rye are known for their tree-lined streets, manicured lawns, and a sense of community.
Rye benefits from its proximity to New York City, making it a desirable residential location for commuters. The Metro-North Railroad provides convenient train service to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, with an average travel time of approximately 35 minutes. The city is also accessible via major highways, including Interstate 95 and the Hutchinson River Parkway.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Rye offers an array of shopping and dining options. The downtown area features a mix of local boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. Visit The Granola Bar for classy American comfort food, Frankie & Johnnie's Steakhouse for mouth-watering cuts, and Aurora for authentic Italian food. Village Social offers a unique experience as a gastropub, while Oko Kitchen is the perfect place to go to satisfy any cravings for Japanese cuisine. Water Moon is a sushi restaurant and bar that will not disappoint.
Some of the shopping options available include clothing boutiques like Great Stuff and Dabney Lee, cosmetics lines like Bluemercury, bookstores like Arcade Books, and lifestyle boutiques like Pink Shop. Nearby shopping centers, such as Rye Ridge Shopping Center and The Westchester, provide additional retail choices for residents.

Things to Do

Rye boasts numerous parks, recreational facilities, and natural attractions. Rye Playland, an iconic amusement park, is a popular destination for families. The Marshlands Conservancy provides hiking trails and bird-watching opportunities, while Rye Nature Center offers educational programs and nature walks. Residents also enjoy the beaches along the Long Island Sound for swimming, boating, and picnicking.
Rye has a vibrant cultural scene with various cultural and community organizations. The Rye Arts Center hosts art exhibitions, classes, and workshops, while the Rye Free Reading Room is a public library offering a wide range of resources and events. The Rye Historical Society preserves and promotes the city's history through exhibits and programs.


 Rye is renowned for its well-regarded education system. The city is served by the Rye City School District, which includes several highly regarded public schools. Additionally, there are private schools in the area, offering diverse educational opportunities for students. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Midland School, K-5, highly-rated public elementary school
  • Milton School, K-5, highly-rated public elementary school
  • Osborn School, K-5, highly-rated public elementary school
  • Rye Middle School, 6-8, highly-rated public middle school
  • Rye High School, 9-12, highly-rated public high school
  • Rye Country Day School, K-12, highly-rated private school
  • Greenwich Academy, K-12, highly-rated private school for girls
  • Brunswick School, K-12, highly-rated private school for boys
  • Sacred Heart, 9-12, highly-rated private school for girls


For a pdf version of our Rye Town Guide, click here.

Overview for Rye, NY

16,459 people live in Rye, where the median age is 42.7 and the average individual income is $129,955. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Rye, NY

Rye has 5,841 households, with an average household size of 2.79. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rye do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,459 people call Rye home. The population density is 2,812.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.73 / 51.27%

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