New Rochelle

Why Live Here?
The City of New Rochelle has two nicknames: “The Queen City of the Sound” and “Home Town.” The first refers to its 9.3 miles of waterfront along Long Island Sound as described by poet James J. Montague in his poem by that name, the second to its significant number of single-family residences that exist throughout most of the city, more than in surrounding towns and villages combined. There are Tudors, Georgian Colonials, Dutch Colonials, split levels and ranches, Victorians and Cape Cods, and Mediterranean-style homes and homes with Beaux-Arts details. New Rochelle also offers multifamily homes, co-ops and condos. Homes in a few gated communities represent one aspect of New Rochelle, those in long-standing residential neighborhoods another, and those closer to the downtown area represent still another. Choice is plentiful, and in addition to its waterfront, New Rochelle has a variety of parks and nature reserves interspersed among its neighborhoods. The high school, a 1926 French Gothic structure with twin lakes, a clock tower and a planetarium, presents yet another architectural dimension. New Rochelle, covering 13.2 square miles, is a good-sized city, home to around 80,000 residents.

It’s a short commute to New York City, about 35 minutes, or to business areas north, east and west, from New Rochelle’s Metro-North railroad station, which also is a stop on the Amtrak line that runs from Boston to Washington, D.C. Drivers can easily take Interstate 95 or the Hutchinson River Parkway to Manhattan or other areas. When not commuting, residents take advantage of two public beaches, Glen Island Park and Hudson Park. Nature preserves, such as Ward Acres, the Leatherstocking Trail, and the Davenport Neck Bird Sanctuary, all have hiking or walking paths. For boaters, the city runs a marina with slips and mooring spaces. The city also fosters the performing and visual arts with summer jazz and fall arts festivals, music and dance concerts, art exhibitions and an active library with programs galore for children and adults. In addition, the Huguenot Children’s Library, the only free-standing children’s library in the county, has outdoor spaces, like Jack’s Friendship Garden, with a playground for children of all abilities.

Six neighborhood K-5 elementary schools feed into two middle schools and then New Rochelle High School. At the front end, the Barnard Early Childhood Center is a school for Pre-K through second graders, and the high school offers the Campus Alternative High School as part of its program. The high school, a diverse learning center with more than 3,400 students who come from over 60 countries, also houses the Board of Education’s extensive adult learning program. The high school film program was recently designated the New York State English Program of Excellence and the high school music program continues to win awards for the depth of its curriculum, in addition to awards won for academics and the scope of those programs.

Downtown New Rochelle has a number of family-owned and operated shops, ethnic restaurants and corner delis. A big downtown drawing card is the 1.2 million square foot New Roc City, an entertainment center housing numerous family-fun recreational activities including mini-golf, black-light bowling, an ice-skating rink, and an arcade.

Why We Love It!
I love how much there is to do. Because of the city’s devotion to the arts, you can experience opera, ballet, chamber music and fine art right here. It’s pretty extraordinary how many choices you have! ~ Andrea

Even the dogs love it here! The dog park and run is 3 acres big and they can play to their hearts’ content off leash. Not many places have something like this. ~ Anthony

Home Prices in New Rochelle

TypeAverageMedianAvg DOM
Single Family$742,176$679,25080

Source: HGMLS, SF, Co-Op, Condo, New Rochelle Schools, Sold 1/1/2017-12/31/2017
Data based on information as reported in the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Schools in New Rochelle

Barnard Early Childhood CenterPreK-2
William B. Ward Elementary SchoolK-5
Trinity Elementary SchoolK-5
Jefferson Elementary SchoolK-5
George M. Davis Jr. Elementary SchoolK-5
Daniel Webster Elementary SchoolK-5
Columbus Elementary SchoolK-5
Isaac E. Young Middle School6-8
Albert Leonard Middle School6-8
New Rochelle High School9-12
Campus Alternative High School9-12
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