Introduction to Rye, New York
Rye, New York, in Westchester county, is 4 miles SW of Greenwich, Connecticut and 22 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is located in the New York metropolitan area. Rye has a population of 14,955.
The area now known as Rye was originally inhabited by the Mohegan Indians and was a part of the Town of Rye. It was initially incorporated as the Village of Rye on September 12, 1904. Rye was reincorporated as a city on January 1, 1942. The city was named after the town of Rye, England. It is the oldest permanent settlement of the county, which began around 1660. John Coe, Thomas Studwell and John Budd were some of the early settlers in the area. The city is home to a historic amusement park, the Rye Playland, which is also designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Rye and nearby Attractions
- Rye Nature Center
- Square House Museum
- Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
- Bronx Zoo
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
Things To Do In Rye
While staying in Rye, leisure hours can be spent at the Manursing Island Park, Rye Town Park, Oakland Beach, Rye Nature Center and Rye Beach. The Marshland Conservancy and Rye Playland are ideal places to plan a day trip to. The Apawami Golf Club and Rye Golf Club offer excellent facilities to local golfers. The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Bronx Zoo and the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary are also popular spots in the area.
Air transportation is provided by the Westchester County Airport.
Rye Higher Education
SUNY College at Purchase, Iona College and The College of New Rochelle are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.