America loves surveys.
Real estate Movoto, who last time said Rye City was the "2nd hardest working" in New York, now says we are the 3rd best smallest city out of a group of 178. We were beaten by Tarrytown and Mamaroneck, which makes one question the survey in the first place…
The survey looked at all places in New York between 60,000 and 10,000 people in size, and collected data in the following criteria: amenities per capita; quality of life (cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, and high school graduation rate); total crimes; tax rates (sales tax and income tax); unemployment; commute time and weather (temperature and air quality).
Here is their write-up:
Source: Flickr user Mark Morgan
It’d be hard to make a wry face while living in Rye, considering all this great little New York city had to offer.
Only 15,720 inhabitants in size, this place still had the 62nd most amenities on our list. It’s known for its affluent neighborhoods and stellar schools, which probably attributed to the seventh best quality of life ranking this spot earned.
The rest of the scores here were still pretty astounding. The employment ranked fifth, the weather ranked 35th, the crime was low, as were the taxes. The real downside here was probably the 39 minute average commute time, but isn’t a long drive worth it when the high school graduation rate is 94 percent?
We will say, though, that if you want a selling point, the Dragon Coaster at Rye Playland is one that’s really not to be missed.
See the entire survey.