Rye Brook

Rye Brook is one of the newest villages in Westchester. A part of the unincorporated area of the Town of Rye, Rye Brook became a Village in 1982. It was only in the mid-twentieth century that Rye Brook’s rolling farmland and large estates began to be replaced with single family housing. Housing options range from sumptuous estates, high-end new construction, and older homes-with some areas offering more affordable prices-to several town homes and condominiums in various price ranges. Rye Brook has excellent educational facilities at all levels from pre-school through college. Manhattanville College and SUNY/Purchase are both located in Rye Brook. Rye Brook is also the home of several spectacular corporate headquarters, including Kraft Foods and Philip Morris and is adjacent to the Westchester Country Airport-making it an ideal executive community. www.ryebrook.org


Town Facts

Village of Rye Brook within the Town of Rye
Local Highways: Rt. 1, I-95, I 287, Hutchinson River Parkway, Merit Parkway
Distance to NYC: 25 miles
Area: 3.5 sq miles
Population: 9,500 (2000 census)


Transportation

Commuters from Rye Brook can reach Grand Central by using the Rye Train Station or the Port Chester Train Station on the New Haven line of Metro North Railroad. The Rye Train Station is located at 2 Depot Plaza off Peck Avenue. Rye Station parking: commuter capacity: 675 cars. Call 914-967-7371 for information on non-resident parking. Twelve-hour meter parking is also available. Taxis meet most trains. The Port Chester train takes about 38 minutes and is located at 3 Broad Street, between 186 Westchester Avenue and Irving Avenue. Port Chester Station Parking: Village operated: commuter capacity: 150 cars. Call 914-939-5226 for information. Additional parking for 669 cars is available. Call 888-682-PARK for information. For information on Metro North Railroad fares and schedules go towww.mta.info

Connecting Services: A Bee-Line bus stop at the Rye Train Station for: Routes 61, 75 (seasonal to Playland), and 76. A Bee-Line bus stops at the Port Chester Train Station for Routes 13, 61 and 73. Bee-Line info: 914-813-7777 or go to www.beelinebus.com for schedules.


Education

Public School:

Rye Brook is serviced by two school districts-Blind Brook, where over two-thirds of Rye Book students attend school and Port Chester, servicing the remaining third. The Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District consists of Ponterio Ridge Elementary School with grades K-5, Blind Brook Middle School with grades 6-8 and Blind Brook High School with grades 9-12. The Port Chester School District consists of the John F. Kennedy Magnet School, Thomas Edison, the King Street and Park Avenue Elementary Schools and Port Chester Middle School and High School.

You can also check the website of New York State Education Department for a full school report on Blind Brook and Port Chester schools at http://emsc33.nysed.gov/repcrd2004/links/c66_dist


Private Schools:

Brunswick SchoolPreK-12 Boys(203) 625-5800

Greenwich AcademyPreK-12 Girl(203) 625-8900

French American SchoolPreK-10(914) 834-3002

The Hackley SchoolPreK-12(914) 631-0128

Keio Academy of New York9-12(914) 694-4825

Rye Country Day SchoolPreK-12(914) 967-1417

Windward School1-12 + SpEd914-949-6968


Religious Schools:

Convent of the Sacred Heart PreK-12 Greenwich, CT: (203) 531-6500

Iona Grammar School PreK-8 Boys: (914) 633-7744

Iona Preparatory School 9-12 Boys: (914) 632-0714

School of the Holy Child 5-12 Girls: (914) 967-5622

Solomon Schechter K-12: (914) 948-3111

St. John and Paul PreK-6: (914) 834-4597

Westchester Day School PreK-8: (914) 698-8900


Recreation

  • Rye Brook residents have the use of Oakland Beach located on Forest Avenue as well as Rye Town Park with 62 acres of preserved land with mature plantings, a duck pond and other recreational areas.
  • Also available to Rye Brook residents is Crawford Park, a 35 acre estate donated to the town by the Crawford family upon the death of Mrs. Edna Crawford. It includes the mansion which was the family home built in 1910 and playgrounds, ball fields, and picnic areas.
  • SUNY/Purchase has numerous concerts, art exhibits and workshops open to the public.
  • Owned by Westchester County, Rye Playland is an art-deco amusement park that is a historic landmark. In the summer Playland has over 100 rides, a beach and live entertainment and skating in three rinks in the winter.
  • The Port Chester Council for the Arts offers classes, adult theater workshops, productions and other special events throughout the year.
  • The Rye Brook Parks & Recreation Department has a variety of programs for children and adults. Rye Brook Day Camp is offer to children from kindergarten to the sixth grade with residents getting a preference. The King Street Fields project was just completed offering synthetic turf for soccer and softball.
  • Rye Brook is part of the South East Consortium for Special Services which provides recreational activities to residents with disabilities. An extensive program for senior activities is also available.
  • Village parks include Garibaldi, Harkness, Pine Ridge and Rye Hills.


Shopping/Dining

  • With over eighty restaurants, nearby Port Chester has become a Mecca for diners.
  • For home-style Mexican try Coyote Flaco known for its great margaritas.
  • For Italian there is Per Voi. Port Chester’s abundance of great Southern Italian restaurants with devoted followings reflects its Italian heritage. Marianacci’s-a part of the Port Chester scene for decades, Hostaria Mazzei, and Piero’s-a small neighborhood place that people come from all over Westchester to try-are among the most notable.
  • Willet House is Port Chester’s classic steak house with great service and a clubby atmosphere.
  • Rye Brook’s Rye Ridge Shopping Plaza offers the daily necessities-a grocery store, bank, dry cleaner, bakery and others.
  • Washington Park Shopping Center also has local shops offering convenience and service.
  • For more serious shopping, Port Chester is now a destination with recently completed stores like Home Depot, Pathmark, Costco, Marshals, Super Stop & Shop, Kohl’s Department Store, Bed Bath and Beyond with more to come.
  • For boutiques and gifts, the charming shops of Rye, Larchmont and Greenwich offer ample choices.


Market profiles are prepared in collaboration with real estate agents who either live or work in the town they write about.