Thinking of living in Rye, NY?


Are you thinking of living in Rye, NY?  Rye, NY is a suburb of New York City with approximately 15,000 people.  Most of the residents commute to New York City with only 39.6% working within Westchester County.  Rye is an affluent town with median income of $162,394 of which 31% of the residents work in the Management, Business and Finance fields.  There are more households with stay at home moms than there are dual income households.  A majority of households are family households with average family size of 3.4 people and approximately, 32.5% of the residents are under 19 years old.

Rye, NY: Household Data

  • Population approximately 15,000
  • Families-73.4% family households with average family size of 3.40
  • Kids-32.5% of population under 19 years old
  • Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers- 5.6% under 5 years old
  • Median Age 42.3 years old
  • White 90.4%, Hispanic 7.1%, Asian 5.2%,  African American 0.3%

Rye, NY: Employment

  • 54.6% Stay at Home Moms vs. 45.4% Working Moms *
  • Work in Westchester County 39.6%, Work in NY (outside Westchester County) 50.5%, Work outside NY state 9.9%
  • $162,394 Median Household Income
  • 31% Management, Business and Financial Occupations

Rye, NY: Schools and Buses

Most Rye residents attend the Rye City School district while some are districted to the Rye Neck School district.  The Rye City School district is comprised of Midland Elementary School, Milton Elementary School, Osborn Elementary school, Rye Middle School and Rye High School.  Rye Neck School District is a district of approximate 1500 students from the City of Rye and Village of Mamaroneck.  The Elementary schools are divided into K-2 and Grades 3-5.  K-2 Students attend Daniel Warren School and Grades 3-5 students attend F.E. Bellows School.  Then students move up to Rye Neck Middle School and Rye Neck High School.

There is no school bus transportation available for the schools in both Rye City School district and Rye Neck School district.

Rye, NY: Housing

  • 52% own 2 cars, 20.6% own 3 or more cars
  • 74.1% owner occupied housing and 25.9% renter occupied housing
  • 62.9% homes built prior to 1960

Rye, NY: Metro North Train Commute to NYC

  • Rye to Grand Central at 39 minutes

Rye, NY: Metro North Train Station Parking

Rye train station parking permit has a waitlist of 14 years.  However, if you are a resident of the City of Rye, you can apply for a parking permit in the Highland/Purchase Lot and Cedar/Purchase Lot.  There is an open sale every year in November where applicants submit their application on a first come/first served basis and spots are filled in a matter of seconds.  Existing parking permit holders have the option to renew annually, if they fail to renew their permit then the spot will go to the annual open sale. Note that Town of Rye is different from the City of Rye.  Port Chester and Rye Brook residents are residents of the Town of Rye and NOT residents of the City of Rye, therefore are not eligible to participate in the open sale.  There are 12 hours meter parking spaces by the train station that is available on a first come/first served basis.  However, these meter spaces are usually filled by the 7am train.  The parking fee is $5 for 12 hours.  Many residents ride their Vespas and park at the grassy knoll.  Otherwise, they venture to nearby train stations of Harrison or Port Chester.

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*Population 20-64 years old, female with children under 18 Years old

Source: 2016 American Community Survey and 2010 Census