New Rochelle offers the best of both urban and suburban living. Downtown is lively, accessible, rich with culture and fine dining, and poised for major business growth. This all blends nicely with beautiful suburban residential communities, highlighted by parks, waterfronts and green space.
From historic homes and waterfront estates to multi-family residential complexes and high-rise apartment buildings, New Rochelle’s neighborhoods are charming, diverse and appealing. Safety and security are paramount, with the City remaining one of the top five safest among comparably-sized cities nationally.
New Rochelle’s public schools maintain a proud tradition of excellence. Award-winning New Rochelle High School the largest selection of Advanced Placement classes in Westchester and more Ivy League admissions than any other school district in Westchester. And the City’s three acclaimed private colleges – Iona College, College of New Rochelle and Monroe College - offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
Recreation and relaxation await at New Rochelle’s parks bordering Long Island Sound. Beaches, picnic pavilions, bike paths, playgrounds and fishing docks make for an ideal day outdoors. Westchester County’s 105-acre Glen Island Park even welcomes you with a 1920s drawbridge and Germanic stone castles built in the late 19th century.
Plus, redevelopment is underway at many of the parks and land around the waterfront.
Ideally located just steps from the New Rochelle transit station, downtown thrives with high-end restaurants, theatre and entertainment, spirited bars and a dynamic creative community.
Yet amid the bustle, downtown streets will remain easy to navigate, thanks to an innovative “Complete Streets” program that minimizes congestion and pollution. “Complete Streets” allows for the safe and comfortable commingling of pedestrians, bicyclists and public transportation.
Meet a group of entrepreneurs enriching the community through fine dining, fitness and craft.