The 411: This tiny quintessential bedroom community—less than 10,000 people live within its three-and-a-half miles—is particularly desirable for families. Life in Rye Brook, known for its excellent, private school-like educational system (its high school typically graduates fewer than 100 students) revolves around the kids, their activities, and the schools, starting with the Ridge Street Country School, a private nursery school and camp located here. The town is especially tightly knit and those who live here boast of knowing that they can really count on their friends and neighbors for anything from the proverbial cup of sugar to a last-second lift home from softball practice.
You’ll find tidy split-levels and Colonials on neat, manicured lawns located on quiet streets that attract kids on bikes, teens shooting hoops in driveways, and moms power-walking through the neighborhood, as well as some town homes and cluster housing. And while there is no downtown center, per se, in Rye Brook, three active strip shopping centers, including the fashion- and kid-centric Rye Ridge Shopping Center, serve as informal spots for congregating and catching up with one’s neighbors.
The village offers several lovely parks; its crown jewel is the 35-acre Crawford Park, featuring ball fields, tennis courts, a playground, and the historic Crawford Mansion, which can be rented for parties. Rye Brook is also home to the private Blind Brook County Club, the Rye Town Hilton, and the sprawling Doral Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center; the latter offers a nine-hole golf course that is open to the public.
Population: 9,599 Size: 3.5 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $780,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $16,653 Closest Metro-North Stop: Rye (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 42 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): 1986 Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Marx, actor Craig Bierko (Guys and Dolls on Broadway), New York Yankee Paul O’Neill.
Household: $98,864 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $111,287 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
92.0% Caucasian 4.5% Asian 1.0% African American 2.7% Other 5.4% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e., already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling's Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst):
Violent Crime: 1 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
Calling All Dancers! Registration now open for SummerDance 2015 at Steffi Nossen.
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Curated by Diana Buckley
June 25 - August 21, 2015
Public Opening Reception, Thursday June 25, 6-8 pm
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
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Astrophotography Exhibition at Pound Ridge Library – May 23rd to July 3rd 2015
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Join us on Thursday, July 2nd and see the best festive fireworks show and live concert in The Hudson Valley and Westechester County at Cross County Shopping Center! Bring your friends, family, beach chairs and blankets and head to The Green, in the center of the mall at 7PM to hear the Santana tribute band, Milagros, perform and enjoy a patriotic display of fireworks at 9:30pm.
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7:30 pm start; 9:15 pm fireworks.
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