I don't live there, of course, but I did spend a lovely Sunday afternoon exploring.
In 2010, Rye was reported to be the third most expensive city to buy a home in. Why? It's the site of the boyhood home of Founding Father John Jay. It is the last place where the original postman markers (fixed by Benjamin Franklin in 1763) still stand at the 24th, 25th and 26th mile marks from New York City. It's home to a historic amusement park, Playland, where one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the northeast can be found (the Dragon Coaster). Scenes from Fatal Attraction and Big were also filmed there. Oh, and, the town itself is just adorable with plenty of cafés, boutiques, restaurants and Andy's Pure Food.