With less than 10,000 inhabitants in its three-and-a-half mile radius, Rye Brook is principally known as a bedroom community quintessential for families and suburban family life. Recognized for its exceptional private schools, life in Rye Brook is focused on the kids, their activities, and the schools that they attend.
Colonials and split-level villas align the tidy canapé streets, which attract swarms of kids on bikes and active teenagers with basketballs as well as power-walkers and joggers. Although a downtown area does not exist, three major shopping centers, one of which being the fashion-centric Rye Ridge Shopping Center, act as neighborly congregation centers.
In addition to the thoroughly manicured lawns that line the quiet neighborhood streets, Rye Brook offers several beautiful parks; the most picturesque being the 35-acre Crawford Park, which features ball fields, tennis courts, a playground and the rentable and remarkable Crawford Mansion. The town is also home to the private Blind Brook Country Club, a Hilton Hotel and the extensive Doral Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, which features a public nine-hole golf course.