This and a couple bucks will get you a hot cup of coffee…
But good news – Rye is the 47th best city in the USA, according to a survey by 247wallst.com. The survey-happy web site reports:
"47. Rye, New York
> Population: 15,862
> 5 yr. population change: +0.4%
> Median household income: $180,958
> 5 yr. avg. unemployment: 3.9%
Rye is a small city in Westchester County, New York, just north of Manhattan. Due to its proximity to New York City, Rye residents have access to a wide range of public transit options, and only about 60% of commuters in the city rely on a personal vehicle, compared to about 90% of commuters nationwide. While the cost of living in Rye is higher than in most of the rest of the country, incomes are also high. The typical household in the city earns $180,958 a year, about three times the national median of $60,293.
Like other high income areas on this list, Rye is one of the safest places in the country. There were only 6 violent crimes reported in the city in 2018, or 37.4 per 100,000 people, roughly one-tenth the national violent crime rate of 380.6 per 100,000."
Of course, part of the trick as it relates to Westchester is Rye is a city (not a town or village and god forbid not a hamlet…). There are only six cities in Westchester with Rye being the smallest. The others are Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, White Plains and Peeksill.