Rye lies on Long Island Sound about a 40 minute Metro North Train ride into Grand Central Station. The median home price (as of early 2017) was $1.475 million while the average sale price was $2.5 million. You’ll find many historic homes in Rye, which dates back to the 1600’s. Tudors, large or compact Colonials, as well as many sprawling estates make up the town.
Many know of Rye primarily for the County run Rye Playland and the Westchester Children’s Museum. Rye Playland draws in thousands daily during the summer to take advantage of its beach, carnival rides (including many for kids and big kids), mini-golf, and public pool (renovations forthcoming). If you’re only experience with Rye was the Playland you’d be far off from understanding the town.
The town is home to the beautiful Rye Golf Club, which boasts crazy views along the Sound and a tricky course for duffers out there. Rye has some great parks and other resources including hundreds of acres of green space both along Long Island Sound (including areas for swimming) and more inland at areas like Crawford Park and an amazing natural playground at Rye Nature Center. The Nature Center offers lots of great programs and opportunities for the families and singles looking to learn about nature or just go on a hike on some fun trails.
For those looking to get out and shop or eat, Rye’s commercial district on Purchase Street provides many great options for dining and throwing some money around. Like Scarsdale and Larchmont, you’ve got chain coffee shops like Starbucks and Le Pain Quotidian in the town center as well as some great options for independent restaurants like Morgan’s Fish House, Pureganic Cafe (Vegan) and WUJI (Chinese). Purchase Street has many more dining choices as well as Longford’s Own-Made Ice Cream parlor.