New Rochelle’s population of approximately 72,000 is housed in a mosaic of diverse neighborhoods, each with its own distinguishing characteristics including elegant, stately older homes, some dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries; exquisite architecture; and lovely landscaping. Nestled in the central part of the city is the largest designated Historic District in Westchester. In the downtown, the newly-built condominium residential towers join with live/work lofts and turn-of-the-century apartment buildings as well as multi-and single-family homes. Along the waterfront, one-of-a-kind homes ring the shoreline.
New Rochelle's waterfront is also abundantly blessed with both unsurpassed beauty and public accessibility. In addition to a number of popular beach clubs, three city parks and one county park claim a good portion of the 9 mile coastline, offering passive and active recreational opportunities. The 20-acre Echo Bay area in the city’s East End is currently in the planning stage for a dynamic new waterfront development featuring residences, shops, restaurants, a boardwalk and open space.
Also notable are the institutional resources New Rochelle has to offer. The Sound Shore Medical Center, located in the City’s center, is the largest private teaching hospital in Westchester County with 465 beds, over 600 physicians and close to 1000 health care professionals. With an award-winning public school system, prominent private schools and three universities- The College of New Rochelle, Iona College, and Monroe College- New Rochelle upholds the value and importance of education in residents' lives.
The award-winning City School District of New Rochelle offers a comprehensive educational program for its nearly 11,000 students. New Rochelle High School is home to the Museum of Arts and Culture, the only Regents-chartered museum hosted in a school in New York, providing both an on-site experience for students and a cultural asset for the entire community school district as well, along with two public libraries. The New Rochelle Public Library is one of the best-equipped and busiest libraries in the 38-member Westchester Library System, and as a cultural hub offers a myriad of activities and events for children, adults and seniors. The adjoining Library Green, beautifully landscaped, offers a haven for both work and play. The park regularly hosts family-friendly special events and seasonal festivals and in the summertime, weekly concerts and outdoor movies hosted by a vibrant Business Improvement District. In addition, the Huguenot Children’s Library, the only free-standing children's library in Westchester County, is bordered by the city’s beautiful twin lakes at Huguenot Park and Jack’s Friendship Garden- a playground for children of all ages and abilities.
Located in the downtown part of New Rochelle is New Roc City, a 1.2 million square-foot retail and entertainment center that offers fun and excitement for the entire family. New Roc City is the home of the Tower Space Shot Ride, the only one in the Northeast! It's also the home of Westchester County's only IMAX Theater, and Westchester's largest Megaplex with 18 movie theaters! The Fun House offers all the entertainment needed to keep the whole family busy day and night! New Roc n' Bowl is Glow in the dark bowling complete with a snack bar and full Liquor License for the older competitors. New Roc City also has an entertainment speedway, pool hall, arcade room, dining at Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebees, shopping at Modell’s and Stop and Shop and a Bally Sports Club. The LOFTS at New Roc give you a new view on metropolitan living in their spacious apartment, with unparalleled views of the Long Island Sound. If you are just visiting New Rochelle, the Marriott Residence Inn at New Roc will cater to all of your business and leisure needs. Anything you could ask for is located in downtown New Rochelle.
But behind the doors and walls of a blossoming downtown and attractive neighborhoods is the heart of New Rochelle: its people. One of the city’s most appealing characteristics is its diversity. New Rochelle provides a welcoming home for people of all racial, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. New Rochelle has over forty houses of worship and a strong Interreligious Council, established to promote understanding and acceptance of all religions.
City of New Rochelle: http://newrochelleny.com
New Rochelle School District: http://www.nred.org
The College of New Rochelle: http://www.cnr.edu%20
Iona College: http://www.iona.edu/
Monroe College: http://www.monroecollege.edu%20
New Rochelle Public Library: http://www.nrpl.org