Local Community Info | Port Chester, Westchester NY


Port Chester

The Port Chester, NY Community

The Village of Port Chester, part of the Town of Rye, has long enjoyed an exceptional location on the shore of Long Island Sound. Since 1660, the village has flourished in diversity. Once sheltering fishermen, farmers, shipbuilders and trades people, Port Chester's present-day environs include quiet tree-lined residential neighborhoods, a charming downtown area, and co-ops and suburban apartments with all the pleasures of city living. The village's two square miles shelter 24,000 residents and are governed by a paid Mayor and Board of Trustees. It rests approximately 25 miles from New York, borders Greenwich, Connecticut and is convenient to White Plains. Port Chester offers ease in commutation and near proximity to abundant employment opportunities, to world-class shopping, fine hospitals and every urban amenity.

Port Chester School District and Cultural Facilities

The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District provides a superior, wide-ranging curriculum for its four Elementary Schools, Middle School and twenty-acre campus High School. Emphasis is on both academic and social advancement, parent involvement is significant and students score consistently high on standardized tests. Parochial school education is also available. Nearby in Purchase, the State University of New York and Manhattanville College offer graduate and undergraduate degrees. A 61,000-volume library, the Capital Thearter and the Castle Center for the Arts further culturally enrich Port Chester.

Recreational Facilities

The villages Recreational Department provides opportunities for organized sports and tennis, overseeing five parks, playgrounds and extensive recreational programs. Swim year-round at the YMCA, or luxuriate in the summer sun on sandy Long Island Sound beaches at Oakland Beach and Rye Town Park.

Transportation from Port Chester to NYC

Port Chester is superbly situated for commutation, readily accessing Interstate Routes 95 and 287, the Merritt and Hutchinson River Parkways. Metro-North express trains arrive at New York's Grand Central Station in just 39 minutes.

Michèle Flood - Associate Real Estate Broker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
25 Purdy Avenue Rye, NY 10580
Phone: 914-967-0059