The City of Rye, on the picturesque shore of the Long Island Sound, has the distinction of being the smallest city in the state of New York, just 5.5 square miles in size. This flourishing residential community offers an abundance of natural and cultural resources unrivaled by larger cities. Residents enjoy a close-knit, small-town setting reminiscent of a New England village, where traditional charm blends with modern living. This tranquil City is characterized by miles of magnificent shoreline, scenic vistas, rolling landscape and charming, tree-lined streets.
A lively downtown thoroughfare on Purchase Street is lined with upscale shops and restaurants. Residents take pride in Rye's many natural resources. They are devoted to the preservation of the city's coastline and protected harbor to ensure future enjoyment of its beaches, public marina, golf courses and parklands. Nearly one-fifth of Rye had been devoted to recreation and preservation.
The residential communities of Rye offer a plethora of options that include majestic waterfront estates with sweeping views, stately Tudors, historic Colonials, Ranches and Split-levels. There are also cooperative and condominium complexes, some with beach access or in waterfront townhouse communities.