Living in the City of New Rochelle

Our Location- Known as the “Queen City of the Sound”, New Rochelle borders the Long Island Sound in the southeast portion of Westchester County just 20 miles north of midtown New York City. In 1688, French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution settled in New Rochelle. Hailing from the French town of “La Rochelle” the name of New Rochelle was derived. The city was incorporated in 1899 and totals 13.23 square miles.

Our Population and Local Government- The population of the city has grown from 77,062 according to the 2010 census to an estimated 79,557 as of 2016. With the current downtown building boom, it is certain that the population will continue to grow into the new decade. The city has a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer acting on behalf of the City Council.

Development Boom- In December of 2015 the City Council approved an aggressive plan to develop the downtown area. If is expected that when completed there will be 12 million square feet of new development, including 2.4 million square feet of prime office space, 1 million square feet of retail, 6,370 housing units and 1,200 hotel rooms.

Our Schools- The City of New Rochelle has a variety of public and private schools. There are six public elementary schools and two middle schools which all funnel into the beautiful high school campus pictured above. In addition to this there are three colleges, Iona College, The College of New Rochelle and Monroe College as well as a large variety of other private schools, including Iona Preparatory, Salesian HS and Ursuline High School.

Our Houses- A total of 379 single-family houses were sold in New Rochelle in 2018 with a median sales price of $670,000 up from $651,000 in 2017. As of April 1, 2019, there were 146 single family houses listed for sale with a range of value from $249,000 to $3,550,000. Please contact us for more information.