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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Rye is a suburb of New York City with a population of 15,949. Rye is in Westchester County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Rye offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rye there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Rye and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Rye are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,107,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,025
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

Rye Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    6
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    50
    500
  • Theft
    310
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$162,394
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Rye Reviews

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There is no decent rental housing in Rye, NY. The rentals are also expensive. Most of the apartments are old, have issues with heat and hot water, mold, broken appliances and ant/centipede infestations. Even the locks on our front door didn't work. The management upkeeps the exterior of the building and takes excellent care of the landscaping though - that's about it... The homes in this area are also very beautiful, but very expensive. We had issues with serious bullying in the elementary school which wasn't resolved until the district became involved. We tutored our child outside of school because the curriculum is lacking. The parents in Rye have the means to pay for after-school clubs and ensure programs such as music, art and gym are provided.
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I moved to Rye when I was 3 and left when I graduated high school. I left the Rye school system when I was 13 and returned when I was sixteen. I loved my time in Rye. High school had a great support system that wanted everyone to succeed. It was hard to find a job during the school year in Rye, but plenty seasonal jobs. Diversity was a low though. As a person of color, it was very awkward for me at times, as I was usually the only person color when I went out.
Really awesome schools and community in general. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming to new and current residents. I hope that more people decide to settle down here, not only for the schools or location, but also for the people.