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New Rochelle
Distance to New York City: 17 Miles

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New Rochelle's earliest residents were the Siwanoys, living on the southern end of Davenport Neck -- the area known as Titus Mill farm. They sustained themselves by gathering food from the abundant fish, clams and oysters found along the shore of Long Island Sound.

The Huguenots followed in 1688. Also settling along the water's edge, they used the water routes into New York City to transport their locally grown produce by sloop. In later years a steamboat provided daily service from New Rochelle to the City.

For almost 300 years, New Rochelle's waterfront has continued to play an important role in the life of the community. In the nineteenth century it became a popular place for summer fun. Numerous parks were built as play lands for pleasure-seekers, including Starin's "Island Grand Cafe and Amusement Park."

In the early part of the twentieth century, the County's famous Glen Island Casino on Long Island Sound continued to draw such celebrities as Glenn Miller, the Dorsey Brothers and Ozzie Nelson. Others came to the waterfront seeking the peace, tranquility and scenic beauty along this splendid shore.

As the crow flies, the shoreline within the City of New Rochelle measures 2.7 miles. But with its many irregularities and off-shore islands, the actual length of the waterfront is 9.3 miles. The unusual features of this splendid coast have over the years earned it the nickname, "the Queen City of the Sound."


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.

Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center Columbus Elementary School
George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School Jefferson Elementary School
Trinity Elementary School William B. Ward Elementary School
Daniel Webster Elementary School Albert Leonard Middle School
Isaac E. Young Middle School New Rochelle High School


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