New Rochelle

 

The Queen City of the Sound occupies 10.4 square miles with 9.3 miles of waterfront.  Founded in 1688 by the French Huguenots, diversity, 72,000 strong, remains its essence.  An extraordinary range of backgrounds is manifest everywhere, from exciting cuisines, to distinguished and robust performing and visual arts endeavors, in and out of the schools, that distinguish this city as a most sophisticated city in the burbs.

Architecturally, there may be no community in Westchester with a more stunning range of styles spanning three centuries and dedicated to the preservation of its important landmarks that will serve as a constant reminder of what came before and the progressive evolution the city continues to undergo.  Its innovative and award winning school district, together with top private schools, colleges and an important medical center, distinguish it further.  And as Mayor Bramson proudly notes, “New Rochelle continues to make extraordinary economic progress with new investments pouring into the Central Business District.”  The elegance of the towers of the Avalon on the Sound and Trump Plaza luxury high rise condominiums soaring above the city  bears eloquent testament to the broad recognition and confidence that New Rochelle undoubtedly has earned as a compelling and dynamic place to live and invest in. 

Initiatives in New Rochelle are equally focused on downtown development and the enhancement of important urban corridors, as they are on protecting the expansive parks and shoreline.  Indeed New Rochelle boasts almost 230 acres of park land, more than 40 parks and playgrounds, nearly ten miles of shoreline along the Long Island Sound, as well as the many lakes and important marina.  

Transportation

New Rochelle commuters have easy access to the Hutchinson River Parkway as well as to Interstate 95. New Rochelle is located 16 miles north of New York City approximately a 32 minute express train ride on the metro north. The train station accommodates both the metro north New Haven train line as well as the Amtrak line. There are also three airports relatively close by serving both domestic and international flights. Additionally there are express and local bussing systems. 

Recreational facilities

New Rochelle has 270 acres of city owned parkland. Within those acres are five waterfront parks including beaches, trails and pavilions. There are also five parks with natural and artificial turf fields, and an outdoor pool. Included are also over 67 acres of foot trails as well as a municipal marina. These recreational facilities hold organized leagues as well as sponsored events through out the year. New Rochelle is also the home to New Roc City, a 1.2 million square foot entertainment and residential complex located in the center of down town New Rochelle. A variety of entertainment is provided including a Regal Cinema, a bowling alley, an indoor go cart track as well as a assortment of restaurants.

Education

New Rochelle is served by the New Rochelle School District as well as early childhood centers. This includes six public elementary schools; Daniel Webster Elementary, William B. Ward, Columbus Elementary, Trinity, Jefferson and George M. Davis Jr. Elementary school. There are two public middle schools within the district; Albert Leonard Middle School and Isaac Young Middle School. Preceding that would be Alternative Campus High School as well as New Rochelle High School. New Rochelle area Private/Parochial schools include Thornton-Donovan School, The Ursuline School, Iona Grammer School, Iona Prepatory High School, Hudson Country Montessori School, Salesian High School, Blessed Sacrament and St. Gabriels High School.