The Small Town City on the Sound

With a charming main street, miles of coastline, and a small town spirit, Rye has been a place for Westchester residents to call home for ages. Whether you're visiting its beaches and parks, like Playland, or settling here with your family, you'll find that Rye offers a small town setting with the benefits of a city.

Population

15,720

Established

1904

Minutes to Manhattan

40

Parkland

454 acres

Opportunities in Rye

Rye has a charming main street, miles of coastline, and an entire amusement park. Between the strong sense of community and companies headquartered in Rye, you'll find that Rye has always been a hotbed of opportunity in Westchster.

Education

Most Rye residents attend Rye City Schools. A small section of Rye attends Rye Neck Union Free School District. Both schools are well regarded and offer a variety of opportunity for their students. Rye is also home to Rye Country Day School and School of the Holy Child, two private schools.

Parks & Recreation

This City on the Sound has no shortage of activities. Whether you're passing time at Playland, Westchester's own amusement park, or taking a boat out onto the Long Island Sound, you'll find no trouble filling your day in Rye.

Culture

Home to Westchester Children's Museum, Jay Heritage Center, and more, Rye has a rich culture. You can take in antique shops and locally owned businesses in their downtown or visit one of their many historic sites.

History

Rye is rich with history from its original Native American inhabitants and colonization to grand estates of the 19th and 20th century. It has over 10 places listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and archaeologists have even determined that 75% of Rye is archaeologically sensitive with numerous Native American contact sites.

Call Westchester Home

Whether you’re looking for an historic home on the countryside, a modern luxury apartment in a thriving downtown, or something in between, you’ll find it in Westchester.

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450 square miles and 45 cities, towns and villages.

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Relax at beaches, hike and bike trails, and enjoy other activities across 18,000 acres of parkland.

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Get to Grand Central Station in as little as 30 minutes.

Our Incentives

Westchester County’s various incentives help support startups, assist not-for-profits, and promote economic development through creating, attracting and retaining jobs, and more.

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Industrial Development Agency

Sales tax exemptions on new construction, expansion or renovation projects, or the acquisition of new equipment, and more help companies grow and prosper.

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Local Development Corporation

Since its inception in 2012, we’ve assisted not-for-profit organizations in securing tax-exempt bond financing benefits totaling over $400 million—at no cost or risk to the taxpayers of Westchester County.

Our Programs

Westchester County offers programs and services to assist and incentivize businesses.

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Element 46 Incubator

The new Element 46 Incubator program kicked off in 2019 to inspire and support entrepreneurial talent and the development of new businesses in the County. Nearly a hundred business leaders will serve as mentors to startups, offering their expertise, time, and support.

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Minority and Women-Owned Business Program

Westchester works to encourage, promote and increase participation of business enterprises owned and controlled by persons of color or women.

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Opportunity Zones

This new community investment tool established by Congress in 2017 encourages long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide.

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Service-Disabled Veteran - Owned Business Program

Westchester encourages and supports eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state's economy by increasing their participation in New York State's contracting opportunities.

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Disadvantaged Business Program

This federally regulated program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

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