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New Rochelle apartments are among the most sought-after rental homes in Westchester County, which is no surprise, really, given the high quality of day-to-day living it offers its residents. For example, New Rochelle has been ranked the safest city of its size (population around 75,000) in all of New York State. This town has been named one of the country's great walking cities, which, among many other benefits, adds a palpable sense of community, and a feeling of ownership of public spaces. New Rochelle was recently listed in Business Week as the best city in New York State--and one of the best in America--for raising children. The city of New Rochelle is located in the southeastern section of Westchester County, and is bordered to the north by the town of Scarsdale; to the east by Scarsdale, Mamaroneck and Larchmont; to the south by the waters of the Long Island Sound; and to the west by the communities of Pelham, Pelham Manor, and Eastchester. NY apartments in New Rochelle are available within a variety of housing styles, from contemporary high-rises and pre-war mid-rise residential buildings, to single- and multi-family attached and detached houses on small lots, to garden apartment complexes and town-house-style planned communities. Though there are many quite massive private homes in certain sections of the city--there are several gated communities with property along the Long Island Sound, for example--there are plenty of other areas which are home to families and young professionals of more modest means. New Rochelle rental apartments can be found in any number of the city's sub-sections, those discreet neighborhoods such as Quaker Ridge, Pinebrook, Beechmont, Residence Park, and Forest Knolls. Residents of New Rochelle apartments who commute into Manhattan for work are offered easy access to the MTA Metro North rail line, which gets you to Grand Central Terminal in just a little over a half an hour during rush hours. For those New Rochelle residents who prefer to drive into New York City--the northern border of that great metropolis is just two miles away--the New England Thruway, or I-95, is the quickest way out of town. The public "Bee Line" bus is also a popular choice for trips within the city and county. New Rochelle rental apartment residents enjoy some of the best public schooling in the state, at all grade levels, as well as access to hundreds of acres of public parks and inland waters, including Ward Acres, with its wild forest, its lawns and meadows, hiking and exercise trails as well as a three-acre dog run.

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