Are You Thinking About Moving To Westchester And Wondering If You Should Make New Rochelle Your Home

Are You Thinking About Moving To Westchester And Wondering If You Should Make New Rochelle Your Home

Over the next few weeks and months I’m going to also be blogging about my favorite aspects of certain cities in Westchester, New York and I'll also discuss certain neighborhoods in the Bronx.  

My plan is to keep the posts between 500-700 words.  

I want to help those out there struggling to figure out which city they should place on their wish list or take off.    

In Westchester I will blog about

  • New Rochelle (where I live)
  • Larchmont
  • Mamaroneck
  • Pelham
  • Bronxville
  • Tuckahoe
  • Eastchester
  • Scarsdale
  • White Plains
  • Mount Vernon
  • Yonkers
In the Bronx I will blog about
  • Riverdale
  • Parkchester
  • Pelham Bay
  • Throgs Neck
  • Pelham Parkway
  • Wake Field
  • Marble Hill
  • Baychester
  • Country Club
  • Woodlawn
  • Kingsbridge
So let’s get started!!! We have a lot of ground to cover!!!  

First, lets talk about New Rochelle…where I live.  

New Rochelle has it all and its conveniently placed along the Long Island Sound. It borders Pelham, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck. Plus, it’s a hop skip and a jump away from Manhattan, Connecticut, and its even pretty close to New Jersey. And it’s also close to some attractions such a few water parks and shopping malls. Click here to see a map a map of New Rochelle.

And for those who don’t know New Rochelle also sits a couple miles from New York City's city limits (NYC) thanks to the Bronx. As you may or may not know, the 5 boroughs are all considered NYC, and New Rochelle is about 2 miles from the Bronx city limits, AKA NYC.

The five boroughs are
  • The Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
New Rochelle is less than twenty miles from Grand Central Station.  

Click here to see how far away New Rochelle is from places.

And as you may know, I am from the South, Alabama to be specific, and I just love telling people I’m that close to the city. It’s really nice to say I can be there by car or train quickly.   Take a look, driving from my house to my husband’s work typically takes me 35-50 minutes (depending on traffic). He works in the Flat Iron District. And if I opt to take the train into the city it takes me at least 42 minutes to get to Grand Central. And that’s making all local stops. Not too bad, right?  

Oh and New Rochelle train station is also an Amtrak Station.

New Rochelle also spans a lot of area too. It is really pretty large. I believe it is about 10 miles from top to bottom and about 2 miles from side to side on one side. New Rochelle’s shape is like a triangle.  

Because New Rochelle is so big we can fit a lot of attractions and fun things to do here too. For instance, New Rochelle has been a really nice place for me to go on a bike ride or a walk. One of my favorite places to go walk is along Pinebrook. But I also enjoy walking along North AVE or around the New Rochelle High School Lake, and I also enjoy walking along some of the trails or along some of the parks (i.e. Ward Acres and The Leatherstocking Trail). Plus, New Rochelle has a really nice dog park (Ward Acres) and a few beautiful lakes, fantastic beach clubs and a few colleges and universities.  

And the last thing I would like to brag about is that New Rochelle has a large movie theater, many restaurants, a couple hotels, few supermarkets, an indoor amusement park, and more.
Here are some other things New Rochelle has...
  • Movie Theater: Regal at New Roc
  • Restaurants: Too many to name but they include Chinese Dining, Deli’s, Indian and Italian, Latin/Caribbean, Mexican, Peruvian, Steak House and a few Pubs.
  • Hotels Two Hotels that I can think of (Marriott and Radisson)
  • Supermarkets My favorites are Shop Rite, Stop and Shop, A&P, but there are more.
  • The Great Outdoors There are nearly 40 Parks, 5 Lakes, 3 Nature Areas, Marina, Skate park, A Few Playgrounds and Tennis Courts 
  • Colleges and Universities There are three (Monroe College, Iona College and The College of New Rochelle).           
So there you have...New Rochelle in a nutshell. It really is a great place to live.

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