Port Chester

Why Live Here?
One of the best reasons to live in Port Chester is its rich, cultural diversity. This diversity is part of what has made Port Chester a foodie mecca, drawing connoisseurs to the famous Pat’s Hubba Hubba, renowned for its awesome chili cheese dogs, (and for being open as late as 5 a.m. on weekends!); and to the wonderfully renovated Tarry Lodge, overseen by Iron Chef Mario Batali. Others come for favorite and authentic Latin American restaurants, and a highly rated waterfront gourmet seafood restaurant. We also love the Willet House, and Edo Japanese Steakhouse.

A coastal village, Port Chester borders on Rye Brook and Greenwich, Connecticut to the north, and Rye to the south. It has its own Metro North railroad station with trains taking you to Grand Central Terminal in New York City in under an hour, and a well-used Bee Line bus system that connects the village to other communities. The Waterfront at Port Chester has retail stores, like Bed Bath & Beyond, and a multiplex movie theater. In the downtown area of the village, the Capitol Theater, one of several Port Chester buildings on the National Historic Register, hosts nationally renowned music and other performing groups.

While Port Chester is densely populated, it has charming neighborhoods and boasts a large stock of pre-World War II architecture with charming details, giving it the reputation of being one of the older and more historic villages in not just the county, but also the country. There are also a number of town homes and condominiums.

The name, Port Chester (emphasis on the word Port) originally came from shortening Port of Westchester. It originally was an important steamboat stop along Long Island Sound and was a source of conflict during the revolutionary war with both sides wanting control of this important site. It operates independently under the auspices of the Town of Rye. There are myriad recreational opportunities, a well-used library, sports options, and arts programs that are popular for both adults and children.

Why We Love It
The entire village shares pride in the awesome high school band that is so famous it has been invited to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and in several movies, including “Miracle on 34th Street. ~ Chirag

You can’t miss the annual Port Chester Fest that brings artists, artisans, performers and vendors to the village for one of the best outdoor events around! ~ Tina

Home Prices in Port Chester

TypeAverageMedianAvg DOM
Single Family$503,956$485,00065

Source: HGMLS, SF, Co-Op, Condo, Port Chester 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 Port Chester

Port Chester Head Start Pre-KindergartenAge 4
Park Avenue SchoolK-5
King Street SchoolK-5
Thomas A. Edison SchoolK-5
John F. Kennedy Magnet SchoolK-5
Port Chester Middle School6-8
Port Chester High School9-12
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