Village of Port Chester
Port Chester is a village foudned in 1868 within the borders of the Town of Rye. Located on the Byram River and Long Island Sound, it was originally a shipbuilding community, then a manufacturing center. Today is is home to a large number of retail establishments and small manufacturers. It is also home of the Port Chester - Rye - Rye Brook Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, which service the surrounding area. Metro North New Haven line has 39-minute express service to Grand Central Station.
Educational and Cultural Facilities
Port Chester High School and a modern middle school receive students from four public elementary schools, including Kennedy Magnet School. All day kindergarten programs are offered in the elementary schools. There are also three parochial schools.
Community residents are offered a wide range of recreational facilities. Its five parks include playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts and baseball fields. Village youngsters can enjoy camp at Crawford Park and a Summer Youth Theater. There is also the Port Chester Summer Theater.
The Port Chester Council of the Arts, established in 1981, provides programs in the visual and performing arts for residents of all ages. It includes an art series for children ages 5-12, a Summer Camp Program and a Senior Workshop.
Known for its many fine restaurants, diners are attracted to Port Chester from all over the county.
Port Chester is superbly situated for commutation, readily accesing Interstate Routes 95 and 287, the Merritt and Hutchinson River Parkways. Metro-North express trains arrive at New York´s Grand Central Station in just 39 minutes.