Located in New York, United States, the city of New Rochelle is located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
New Rochelle offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. There are about 10 green spaces close by for residents to relax in, such as Nature Study Woods and Twin Lakes Park, making them easy to get to. The noise levels in this city are also reasonably low, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially near one of the railway lines or New England Thruway.
Most of the housing growth in New Rochelle took place prior to the 1960s. In this city, roughly 40% of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, whereas the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. There are equal parts owners and renters living in this city. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area also has a good variety of housing sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is a rather short walk to access primary as well as high schools from anywhere in New Rochelle. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With respect to food, it is generally practical for property owners in New Rochelle to buy their groceries on foot. Moreover, a restaurant is typically just around the corner, for example on Union Avenue, and there are also over 50 cafes in New Rochelle.
This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area presents home buyers with the choice between a variety of methods of transportation. New Rochelle is quite transit friendly as a consequence of New Rochelle Station on the New Haven Station and New Canaan Branch, and a few nearby bus lines. It is also easy for people walking to move around in New Rochelle; running common errands is convenient by walking. Commuting by bicycle is sometimes difficult in this city because the cycling infrastructure is not particularly well-developed, and there is a considerable amount of hills.