Rye NY Homes & Real Estate
Located on the shore of Long Island Sound, 25 miles from New York City, between Port Chester and Mamaroneck, the approximately 15,000 residents of the City of Rye enjoy 5.5 miles of water views, wildlife preserves, and open spaces.
Westchester’s smallest city, Rye may well be its most sophisticated, with stylish shopping and dining options. Steeped in history, this Sound Shore town was established in 1660 and is the birthplace of founding father John Jay, as well as First Lady Barbara Bush. The home of the Westchester Children’s Museum, Rye is also a mecca of summertime fun, including the historic, art-deco Playland amusement park, an old-fashioned boardwalk, Rye Beach, and Oakland Beach.
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.
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!
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Rye, NY, a city located in Lower Westchester County.
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