Rye is a city located in New York's Westchester County. It's nestled in between Port Chester, Harrison and Mamaroneck on the Long Island Sound. As the oldest permanent settlement in the county, it's got a long, interesting history that gives the city plenty of character. With a great school system, numerous recreational opportunities and fun attractions nearby, Rye is a wonderful place to raise a family for those looking for homes for rent.
Interesting Early Historical Facts About Rye
Rye's history began in 1660 when Peter Disbrow, John Coe and Thomas Studwell moved to the area from Greenwich with a small group of settlers. John Budd joined them a year later. They made a treaty with the Mohegan Indians, who gave them the land of what is now the City of Rye, Town of Rye, Harrison, White Plains, parts of Greenwich, North Castle and Mamaroneck.
Connecticut merged these settlements under the name of Rye in 1665, naming it after ancestors in Rye, England.
King Charles II ceded Rye unwillingly to the Province of New York as a gift to his brother, the Duke of York, in 1683. A New York court removed Harrison from the settlement in 1695, and Rye colonists rejoined Connecticut.
In 1700, Rye permanently became part of New York by royal decree.
Useful Links for Renters New to Rye
Rye has a comprehensive website with all kinds of helpful links that will get new renters on their feet once they make the move to the city. It's got everything from a live TV stream to city news, online services, employment opportunities and frequently asked questions about the area.
Parents and students will want to check out the Rye City School District's page for all things education related. There, you can view calendars, register for school, learn about staff and even see what's for lunch.