The City of Rye, NY is a unique blend of the old and the new. A residential, from city to community with every facility for modern living, it retains its traditional atmosphere of tranquil village life while providing a welcome respite for thousands of daily city commuters. Separate from the town of Rye (which includes the villages of Port Chester and Rye Brook), Rye city is just shy of 16,000 residents.
Sound Shore Westchester County NY
Rye is located on the Long Island Sound at the junction of I-95 and I-287. With more than 14 miles of coastline, Rye’s coastal setting is a major draw for the residents. Because of its size, there is a strong sense of community that is welcoming to newcomers and with many local events throughout the year, it is easy to get to know the town and meet the people. The Rye Newcomers and Neighbors’ Club will introduce you to other newcomers and neighbors with organized activities and events like coffee breaks and play groups. Rye also has a online Facebook moms group that is a helpful resource for all things Rye.
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For the Kids
The Westchester Children’s Museum opened its 6500-square-foot Phase 1 space on Rye’s boardwalk. Phase 2, now in fundraising efforts, will add 16,000 more square feet of exhibits. With sweeping views of the Sound, the museum offers a fun and enriching experience for young children. The Rye YMCA offers many activities and classes for the whole family and includes two swimming pools, fitness center, and summer camps. Rye Recreation also offers a multitude of sports, fitness and art classes available to all residents of the city of Rye at special rates. The Rye library (Rye Free Reading Room) supports the local community by offering many free activities for all ages, from after-school programs to music classes for pre-school aged children. Throughout the year there are wonderful community events and parades for people of all ages to participate and enjoy.
AMENITIES & RECREATION
Families have many options for recreation in this family-oriented town. In additional to the many private country and shore clubs, Rye offers many municipal parks and clubs for residents. Rye Golf Club & Pool boasts an 18-hole golf course and large swimming pools for adult and kids. Rye Town Park is a 62-acre park with a duck pond, walking paths and Oakland Beach. If you are looking for a nature retreat, explore the 47-acre Rye Nature Center, the 173-acre Marshland Conservancy, or 179-acre Edith G Read Natural Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. All three are great for hikes to explore the local floral and fauna.
Food & Drink
Rye NY & Surrounding Area
Top 10 Restaurants
$$ . Colombian
$$ . Peruvian
$$ . Caterers
$$ . Tapas/Small Plates
$ . Food Trucks
$$ . Mexican
$$ . Food Trucks
$ . Delis
$$ . Peruvian
$$ . American (New)
For a little retail therapy, visit Clutch or Havana Jeans for on-trend fashion and accessories. Sarza offers home décor and accessories from South Africa curated by a South African expat. The owner of the local bookstore, Arcade Bookstore, will happily order any book for you if he does not have it on the shelves.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
In the evening, Village Social and Red Pony offer a lively vibe while Ruby’s Oyster Bar and Rye Grill and Bar offer a more traditional evening out. On hot summer days, it’s always fun to walk to town for homemade ice cream at Longford’s or serve yourself fro-yo at Peachwave. On select summer nights, Playland Park offers a fireworks show and outdoor concerts.
Chartered in 1942, Rye is the youngest city in New York State. was part of the town of Rye until receiving its own charter in 1942. Once a part of Fairfield County, CT, founding father John Jay grew up in and is buried here. The Jay Heritage Center maintains the historical farmland and mansion.
Rye Playland is one of the oldest amusement parks in the Northeast, opening in 1928. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark and the Art Deco construction is still gorgeous after almost a hundred years. Operated by Westchester County, Playland includes rides, games, a beach, and a boardwalk. Rye is most known for Rye Playland, one of America’s oldest amusement park and a historic landmark. The Dragon Coaster, built in 1929, is one of the last remaining wooden roller coasters left in the United States.