Known for its 14 miles of shoreline. Rye has many unique amenities and is well-known for its efforts to preserve its open spaces.

Welcome to Rye

The “City of Rye” is known for its 14 miles of shoreline. Rye has many unique amenities and is well-known for its efforts to preserve its open spaces, natural preserves, and numerous historic landmarks. The neighboring “Town of Rye” offers more land, space and a hillside community with ties to the rich, cultural history of Rye City.

The History of Rye

Formerly a village until a charter in 1942, the city of Rye is filled with landmarks that intersect with US history. It was the home and final resting place of John Jay, a founding father, 2nd Governor of NY and 1st Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. Since the settlement of the area began at water access the towns along the Hudson River and Long Island Sound were among the first to be established. The city of Rye used to coexist within the town of Rye as a village. In its early history, it and the town of Rye were part of the state of Connecticut. The famous Amelia Earhart is one of many memorable figures to have called Rye home. Many of our founding fathers visited the city’s famous Square House.
The city of Rye alone sits on about 6 square miles of land and has a population of almost 16,000. A fifth of the land is set aside for recreation and conservation, while three-fifths is for residential single-family homes. The balance is allotted to business and commercial complexes. The town of Rye is a bit larger in population and has a bit more recreational space for its residents. Both the town and the city of Rye are located on the edge of Westchester County bordering Connecticut and Long Island Sound.

Rye Union-Free School District

Pleasantville is served by two school districts. The first, Pleasantville’s very own Pleasantville Union Free School district, serves over 1,700 students from grades K-12. There is only one elementary school, middle school, and high school in the area due to the close proximity of residents and the size of the village. Most residents live within this school district.

The second school district is part of Mount Pleasant’s school system. Mount Pleasant Central School District enrolls around 2,000 students each academic year and has four schools. The two elementary schools are especially interesting in that they split between 2nd and 3rd grade, effectively teaching two different age groups. Most students come from the neighboring town of Mount Pleasant with a few from Pleasantville and surrounding towns and villages.

Elementary Schools (Grades K-5):

Rye City School District
  • Osborn Elementary School
  • Milton Elementary School
  • Midland Elementary School
Rye Neck School District
  • Daniel Warren Elementary
  • F. E. Bellows Elementary

Middle Schools (Grades 5-8):

Rye City School District
  • Rye Middle School
Rye Neck School District
  • Rye Neck Middle School

High Schools (Grades 9-12):

Rye City School District
  • Rye High School
  • Rye School of Leadership (Part of Rye High School)
Rye Neck School District
  • Rye Neck High School
The Rye City School District is a cut above the rest. Its talented and gifted program starts as early as kindergarten and the high school has ample advanced placement courses available for high-achieving students. The Rye School of Leadership trains and teaches students to be innovative leaders in their respected fields of interest. A little more than 2,000 students enrolled in K-12, keeping class sizes small and focused on an individual and collaborative learning environment.
The Rye Neck School District is comparatively smaller with only a little more than 1,600 students enrolled. However, it is one of the oldest and most successful school districts in Westchester County. Starting as far back as 1814, the Rye Neck School District has been a leader in personalized education strategies and uses the most current in teaching technologies.

Rye Commute Times to the City & The Rye Train Station

The city of Rye’s train station can be found in central downtown near the Rye Grill & Bar. The station is Metro North’s New Haven Line, and it takes about 36 minutes to make the 24-mile down to Grand Central Terminal via the express train. The route follows the coast of Long Island Sound most of the way to the city.
Round trips run about $26.50, with monthly tickets purchased for $289.The station has 675 parking spaces which are both permit and metered controlled spaces. Residents can apply for station parking permits through City Hall. Free parking is available on weekends and holidays.

Popular Places and Activities in Rye, NY

Rye’s past as a seaside resort leaves plenty of options when it comes to recreation and activities. The downtown offers both big brand shopping and small boutiques like the Rye County Store. Kids and adults will love spending an afternoon or two in The Rye Playland Amusement Park. Its deco-themed rides recall the days of wooden roller coasters and boardwalk rides & attractions as one of the living centers of theme park history. The Park is a National Historic Landmark. Rye also offers Seasonal as well as day passes for Public Beach areas to County residents.
Popular public eats include Frankie and Johnnie’s Steakhouse, the recently renovated Rye Grill & Bar, and the grab-and-go sensation June & Ho. There’s also water’s edge dining at Pier Restaurant and Tiki Bar as well as others. And don’t miss out on the dozens of outside trails, nature resorts, and beaches. Residents can choose to hit some balls at the Rye Golf Club or go to the beach.

Some other popular places are:

  • The Rye Arts Center
  • Rye Historical Society
  • Rye Nature Center
  • The Town of Rye’s Crawford Park
  • The Rye Town Park and Beach
  • Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary

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.


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Around Rye, NY

There's plenty to do around Rye, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ulises’s Butcher Shop, Petite Bretagne, and Loyalty Fitness.

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Dining 2.72 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.66 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.44 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.65 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.9 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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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Schools in Rye, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Rye. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Midland School
K - 5th
K - 5th
Resurrection Grammar School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Rye Neck Senior High School
9th - 12th
Rye Country Day School
PreK - 12th
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Osborn School
K - 5th
Rye High School
9th - 12th
Rye Middle School
6th - 8th
Rye Neck Middle School
6th - 8th

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