Distance to NYC: 25 miles
Area: 6 square miles
Rye was the first permanent settlement in Westchester County in 1660, incorporated as the county's smallest city in 1942. It is served by Metro-North New Haven Line, which provides a 38-minute express commute to New York City at regular commuting hours.
Rye City is "a little city" blessed with an abundance of natural resources: two miles of coastline on Long Island Sound, marine vistas, and a wealth of trees. Shopping centers, motels and manufacturing companies have been successfully kept out of Rye by the ever-watchful mayors and councils since 1942, permitting at the same time careful development of some corporate headquarters and office buildings on the city's perimeter. A variety of distinctive shops, boutiques and services form an interesting shopping area on its tree-lined streets.