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Settled by French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution in the early 1700s, New Rochelle is a place of ethnic and religious diversity.Subscribe to Money Magazine
A half-hour train ride from Grand Central Station, it was the iconic suburban neighborhood represented in the popular 1960s television series The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Parts of town can be pricey, but the views are worth it: residents can enjoy the view of Long Island Sound from one of the town's four waterfront parks. --N.A.
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