New Rochelle is a city located in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is situated about 16 miles northeast of New York City and has a population of around 79,000 people. The city features several parks and recreational facilities, including the Glen Island Park, which offers beaches, fishing areas, and picnic spots. The city is situated on the Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line and is also served by several major highways, providing easy access to New York City and other nearby destinations. New Rochelle is also home to several institutions of higher learning, including the Iona College and the Monroe College.