Rye NY Real Estate and Homes for Sale

First settled by Europeans in 1660, Rye is Westchester County’s oldest permanent non-native settlement. Now, you may confuse the city of Rye with the town of Rye. The city actually used to be part of the town until 1904 when residents in the area decided that they wanted to be their own village. In 1942, the split became permanent when the village became the city of Rye.

Rye is characterized by its exceptional blend of historic charm and thoroughly modern first-class services and facilities. The city strikes a perfect balance, which is one of the reasons why it’s such a sought-after place to live.

Traditional yet Modern

Rye can be described as a predominantly residential community, though it is, notably, the headquarters of Jarden Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. Most of its residents commute to New York City, which is around a 50-minute drive away. The city has been careful to keep too much development at bay, wanting to preserve its residential character. Rye has been able to preserve its historical identity and integrity while riding the waves of the changing times.

Education and Recreation

Rye is home to the renowned Rye High School. This center for learning has been consistently gracing various best-of lists through the years and is widely considered to be one of the best schools not just in New York State, but in the country as well. Another academic institution of note is Rye Country Day School, a private college preparatory school. Two public school districts serve the city of Rye: the Rye City School District and the Rye Neck School District.

One of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the country, the Dragon Coaster, is housed in the historic amusement park that is Rye Playland. Open spaces are also plentiful in Rye and this includes its most recent purchase, a sprawling private country club. Rye’s attractive communities feature tree-lined streets and there are quite a few winding brooks in the area, all of which makes for a very quaint and storybook setting.

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