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Sound Shore, New Rochelle harbor

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New Rochelle

New Rochelle is located on the Sound ShoreNew Rochelle is the seventh largest city in New York and has plenty to offer visitors. Recreational opportunities abound in this historic city, with 9.3 miles of shoreline, 231 acres of public parks and a municipal marina. The downtown features a Walk of Fame, art galleries, cinemas, well-rated restaurants and boutique shopping. New Rochelle’s neighborhoods feature a mosaic of elegant, stately older homes, some dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with exquisite architecture and lovely landscaping. Just 30 minutes from the heart of Manhattan and everywhere within reach.


Nestled in the central part of the city is the largest designated historic district in Westchester. In the downtown, the newly built condominium residential towers join with live/work lofts, turn-of-the-century apartment buildings and multi-and single-family homes. Along the waterfront, one-of-a-kind homes ring the shoreline.

New Rochelle has:

  • Thomas Paine Cottage: Former home of Thomas Paine, Father of the American Revolution and creator of the human rights movement, furnished with original 18th and 19th century artifacts.
  • North Avenue:The popular commercial strip is also home to Iona College.
  • New Roc City: The 1.2 million square foot entertainment complex has a multiplex and family recreational activities that include black-light bowling and mini golf, an ice skating rink, an arcade, billiards and even a space shot ride.
    Glen Island Park:  Features winding paths and stunning views of the Long Island Sound.

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