Rye is a small East Sussex town with a population of about 4,000 people. Rye is located approximately 2 Miles from the sea and like Tenterden Rye is a Cinque Port. Cinque Ports were created by Royal Charter in 1155, the purpose of these towns was to make ships available for use by the King, in return for providing the king this service the Cinque Ports were awarded several privileges such as exemption from tax.
Rye is at the confluence of three rivers: The Brede, Tillingham and Rother. The towns history make it popular with tourists and tourism is a very important part of the local economy, the town has several resturants, tea rooms and of course guest houses.
Travel and Transportation
Trains regulary run from Rye to London St Pancras, the journey takes around 1hr 10mins and a standard class, return ticket costs about £38. Rye also has direct railway links with Hastings, Brighton and Ashford International.
The town is located approximately 75 miles from central London, the journey takes about 1hr 43mins to travel by car.
Anyone that is looking to move to Rye with young children maybe pleased to know that there are currently 4 primary schools located within a 3 mile radius of the town.
Rye College has a capacity for 750 students aged between the ages of 11 and 16 but according to the schools search website the closest secondary school to Rye is Hillcrest School located approximately 4 miles from the town.
Rye Studio School was opened in 2013 and specialises in the Arts and Business provision for 14-19 year olds
According to Zoopla the average property price in Rye is £308,674, over the past year Rye property prices increased by £6,510 and the average asking rent in the town is £1,065 pcm.