Located in New York, United States, the town of Rye is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Rye is fairly good for those who like quiet surroundings, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case close to the railway line, New England Thruway or Cross Westchester Expressway. Parks are distributed sparsely, which makes them occasionally difficult to get to. Still, there are a few green spaces close by for residents to enjoy, including Marshland County Park.
Most of the housing growth in Rye took place pre-1960. In this town, many of buildings are single detached homes, and the rest of the homes are mainly large apartment buildings. About 80% of the population of this town own their home whereas the remainder are renters. This town also has a good selection of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is frequently an option for property owners in Rye to purchase their groceries on foot. Likewise, a restaurant is often just around the corner, for instance on Purchase Street, and a small number of cafes can be found as well. When it comes to education, both primary and secondary schools are convenient to access on foot from any location in Rye. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
The car is very often the preferred transportation option in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area. It is very convenient to park, and nearby highways, such as Interstate 684, are quite easy to drive to from any home in this town. Owing to Rye Station with access to the New Canaan Branch and New Haven Station, and a few nearby bus lines, the public transit system in Rye is practical. Traveling by foot in Rye is not very common, even though many daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle. The bicycle is a fairly poor method of transportation in Rye because the cycling network is not very well-developed, and there is a considerable amount of slopes.