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Old 07-15-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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Hi everyone,
We are currently in New Rochelle and looking into the rye area as we have heard good things. Since we are not origianlly from Westchester or this area we do have some questions though.

Can someone please explain all the different school districts. It seems that there are 4 districts that could encompass Rye (Rye neck union free, Blind Brook Rye, Rye City and Portchester-Rye) Is that correct? I have heard to avoid Portchester?? We have 3 small children so schools are important.

Is there any diversity in Rye?

Also is there a jewish population in Rye? Synagogues etc... We wouldnt want to be the only jewish family around!

Thanks is advance!
EBL
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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When you are searching for homes- make sure you are looking in your specified school districts. There are a great deal of homes w Rye Brook addresses and Port Chester schools that you would want to avoid. You will notice huge price differences between areas w Blind Brook schools vs Port Chester schools. Rye Brook- with Blind Brook schools has a very large Jewish population. I would say over 50%. The schools are ranked in top 5 in Westchester. Rye is a beautiful city- also with top rated schools. There is a Jewish population in Rye and there is a Jewish center. You cannot go wrong with Rye or Blind Brook schools.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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Both school districts are fine, but the communities could not be more different.

Rye Brook did not really develop until after 1950. It has no downtown, and is predominantly Jewish and Italian (check the names of the HS grads).

Rye is an older city with much more interesting housing, a vibrant downtown, and a train station. Although there is a synagogue in Rye, the Jewish population is surprisingly small. It seems much more of a WASPish/Irish Catholic community.

On a price per square foot basis, you will get much more for your money in Rye Brook. But Rye has lower property taxes.

Good Luck!
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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Thanks for the info about the schools etc... I will check into the synagogues etc...
Any other information about the Rye area that would be good to know?
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:36 PM
 
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Hi everyone,
We are currently in New Rochelle and looking into the rye area as we have heard good things. Since we are not origianlly from Westchester or this area we do have some questions though.

Can someone please explain all the different school districts. It seems that there are 4 districts that could encompass Rye (Rye neck union free, Blind Brook Rye, Rye City and Portchester-Rye) Is that correct? I have heard to avoid Portchester?? We have 3 small children so schools are important.

Is there any diversity in Rye?

Also is there a jewish population in Rye? Synagogues etc... We wouldnt want to be the only jewish family around!

Thanks is advance!
EBL
There is very little diversity in Rye.

If religous diversity is very important to you, perhaps you should consider the Rye Neck part of Rye (which is unfortunately, more expensive than most parts of Rye), Rye Brook which is more affordable or the Mamaroneck part of Rye Neck again more affordable in general (both in the Town of Rye).

You may also want to consider Larchmont-Mamaroneck (Town of Mamaroneck) which is also religously diverse).

Rye Brook has a high proportion of Jewish families over 50% I believe, the other Rye Neck and Larchmont-Mamaroneck have a few jewish families (perhaps about 20%?)along with families other religions mostly Catholic and Protestant .

Last edited by Ekulu; 08-04-2008 at 10:50 PM..
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