About New Rochelle

Distance to NYC: 16 miles
Area: 10.4 square miles
"Queen City of the Sound" encompasses 10.4 square miles with 9.3 miles of waterfront. Just 25 minutes to New York City. Population is approximately 68,000. New Rochelle was founded in 1688 by the French Huguenots who named their settlements after La Rochelle...their last stronghold in France. Since the founding of New Rochelle, its water-front has played a key role in the City's development, and today its growing downtown is only six blocks from the City's nine miles of shoreline. Diversity is its essence, with people of many backgrounds living in neighborhoods that range from turn of the century Victorian to the very newest homes. Its innovative school system, together with top private schools, colleges and an important medical center, make this sound shore community a stimulating, as well as beautiful, place in which to live.
Educational Facilities
New Rochelle's award-winning school district offers a comprehensive educational program. Each school provides an environment sensitive to the students' needs. A challenging Kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum, favorable class sizes and a knowledgeable faculty with high expectations enable students to gain the knowledge, confidence and experience necessary City for success. In a recent special education report, the Wall Street Journal sited New Rochelle School District as one of the top 20 in the nation. The New Rochelle Public School System celebrates change and tradition. It continues to build on a history of excellence in providing quality of education and equality of opportunity. Continuing education year-round for adults, special services and programs for students and an active Parent-Teacher Association in each public school continue to improve the quality of life in the community. Several thousand students are enrolled in lona College and the College of New Rochelle. Private and Parochial Schools are also within its borders.
Recreational Facilities
New Rochelle boasts almost 230 acres of park-land, more than 40 parks and playgrounds and 9.3 miles of shoreline along the Long Island Sound. Its variety of parks feature walking and riding paths in the woods, open fields and water views. There are pools, tennis courts and community centers located throughout the City, and the City Marina has space for 450 boats and mooring for boats 18' and over.
Houses of Worship
New Rochelle is known as a city of churches, and justifiably so...there are over 40 houses of worship representing almost every denomination.