Rye Real Estate
The City of Rye is located in southern Westchester County on the shore of Long Island Sound, 25 miles from New York City, between Port Chester and Mamaroneck.
Approximately 15,000 residents enjoy 5.5 miles of water views, wildlife preserves, and open spaces. There is also a welcoming downtown area with shops, restaurants, nature center, and walking trails. It is separate from the town of Rye, which has more land area than the City of Rye’s 6 square miles.
One-third of Rye’s working residents commute to New York City; riding the Metro North Railroad from Rye to Grand Central takes about 45 minutes. Others are employed in Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Long Island as well as in the 200 small businesses and several large firms located here.
Despite its close proximity to New York City, the City of Rye retains its traditional atmosphere of tranquil village life, and Rye’s remarkable natural endowments – a protected harbor along Long Island Sound, varied rolling landscapes, tree-lined streets, and winding brooks – enhance its many attractive neighborhoods.
FOCUS ON REAL ESTATE: Most real estate in Rye is made up of single-family homes that covers about three-fifths of the city’s six square miles. Another fifth of the land is devoted to recreation and conservation. The balance is divided between institutions (such as The Osborn, a 56 acre retirement community, churches, and city property) and vacant land, with a slim 5% of all property in Rye used for business and industry. A big plus for Rye is that you get more land for your money than in some of the neighboring towns, such as Larchmont and Bronxville where zoning laws allow for denser construction.
The real estate market in Rye includes everything from (a small number of) condos and apartments, to split-levels, ranches, colonials, Tudors, and beautiful estates, some right on the Long Island Sound.
If you are looking for a beautiful home in a charming small city, we can show you all the City of Rye has to offer!