Hi! There are wonderful luxury condos downtown New Rochelle.. I have lived here for 30 years and am proud to live in this great city. Our mayor works very hard to keep New Rochelle moving forward and not backwards. The gang activity to which you refer was an isolated ocurrence - not New Rochelle teens but rather teens from the Bronx. I was very impressed in which the New Rocehlle Polie Department handled the situation. Look at the properties, their prices, what each building has to offer, the close proximity to the city, the restaurants. If you are contemplating living in New Rochelle - investigate the buildings, ask questions, look at prices, and I am sure you will realize that New Rochelle truly is "The Home of the Sound!"