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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  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 16,004. Rye is in Westchester County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Rye offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
$1,094,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,137
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    31.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    362
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    3%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Rye

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$172,422
National
$55,322
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Rye Reviews

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I've lived here my entire life so I speak from 18 years of experience. Rye has presented all children who live there with the opportunity of an amazing, competitive education while risking their ability to become humble adults. The opportunities often result in overwhelming entitlement, as well as extremely sheltered and close minded people. However, I was lucky enough to have had adults that have humbled me throughout my time here. They made me a better person and for that I will miss my people in Rye dearly. Living in Rye will give your child opportunities; they will then feel entitled to. It will give them knowledge but not common sense. It will build their resume, making them look excellent on paper but it will not give the common courtesy and human decency to carry themselves in person. It is the perfect place for a child to live and grow up, until they actually have to face the real world. The second they leave the bubble that is rye they will have a very rude awakening.
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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.
I love the friendliness about Rye, but it is continuously getting too expensive to live here. It is obvious they are weeding out the middle class families by raising taxes and do not manage their budget well. The school system is good, but they need to work on improving the staff and attention they give to their students instead of just improving how it looks to the outside.