There is no other place quite like Riverdale in the five boroughs of New York. Riverdale covers about three square miles in area. It has one of the highest elevations in New York City, with its gorgeous views of the Empire State Building, George Washington Bridge, Hudson River and Jersey Palisades. It is also know for the many parks, beautiful greenery and forestry that compliment its landscape full of hills and other wonders. Riverdale is bordered on the north by the city of Yonkers in Westchester County and on the west by the Hudson River. So much of this wondrous area is indeed “Heaven on the Hudson!”

Why I live and work here.
Riverdale has a wonderful history…

Riverdale, Bronx, New York

Riverdale brings you a feel of suburbia while being in the Bronx. There is a plethora of tree lined streets with beautiful single family homes and luxury condo/coop buildings. There are many politicians, state and national representatives who actually live in this woundrous area. There are 3 three commercial districts with all amenities within walking distance. The main shopping districts are located along Johnson, Riverdale and Mosholu Avenues as well as Kappock Street. There are still many mom and pop stores, Irish bars, Italian and Japanese, and Kosher restaurants including Beccofino, Palace of Japan, and Salvatore’s of Soho. Restaurants of many different nationalities are represented. Other popular eateries include Madisons, Tin Martin and Riverdale K Grill House to name a few more. Riverdale also has three of the most prestigious private schools including Horace Mann, Riverdale Country and Fieldstone as well as Bronx High School of Science, the renowned NYC public school.

Riverdale is known for its beautiful garden and parks. Wave Hill gardens located on 252nd St., allows you to see the gorgeous Palisades and Hudson River. There are woodland trails as well as flower and water gardens and greenhouses. Riverdale on the east gives you sprawling Van Cortlandt Park which offers hourseback riding, walking and hiking trails, sports and a forest. Riverdale Park is another “piece of heaven” which overlooks the Hudson River by 254th Street. Riverdale boasts 4 well maintained public parks with dog runs, tennis courts & public golf courses.

Riverdale is easily accessible to Manhattan. Free of traffic, it is about a 20 minute drive or taxi to Times Square. There are 2 Metro North stops. Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil (approx. 22 minutes to Grand Central). There are express buses to Manhattan, both down the East and West sides of Manhattan and one that goes in rush hour to Wall Street. You are also near the #1 subway stop that begins at 242 Street.

Different sections within Riverdale include:

Central Riverdale: the “downtown” area of Riverdale – from Manhattan College Parkway to West 232nd Street and from the Henry Hudson Parkway to Riverdale Avenue and Waldo Avenue.

Fieldston: Riverdale south of West 250th Street, east of the Henry Hudson Parkway, north of Manhattan College Parkway and west of Tibbett Avenue.

North Riverdale: Riverdale above West 254th Street.

Spuyten Duyvil/South Riverdale: the southernmost section of Riverdale, below West 232nd Street. The business, commercial and shopping district, located at West 231st Street and Broadway, is included in this area as well.

Villanova Heights: a sub-division bounded by Fieldston Road on the east, 250th Street on the south and the Henry Hudson Parkway on the west and north.

Historic District: The leafy, scenic enclave of Fieldston was designated a historic district by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2006. There is also a 15-acre Riverdale Historic District in the northwest of the neighborhood, designed in 1990.

Riverdale facts that I bet you did not know:

Famous faces: The neighborhood already has a presidential history. Teddy Roosevelt spent two summers in Wave Hill when he has 12 and 13, and John F. Kennedy lived in the neighborhood from 1927 to 1929 at 252nd Street (5040 Independence Avenue). George Washington stayed at the Van Cortland House.
Screen time: Riverdale’s Mount Saint Vincent College served as the location of Law and Order’s fictional Hudson University.
Estate District: Riverdale was a 19th-century estate district where many of Manhattan’s “big shots” built their country estates. In northern Riverdale, for example, what is now Fieldston was part of the estate of Major Joseph Delafield, who purchased 250 acres in 1829, and named it after his family’s estate in England.
Bits of info: A short 20 minute drive north gets you to the Cross County Mall or the newer Ridge Hill. Fresh Direct delivers to Riverdale. There are also lots of stores for food shopping (Garden Gourmet Market, BJ’s, Key Food, Stop and Shop and more). Van Cortlandt Park is nearby and there are many hiking trails there. The New York Philharmonic does an annual summer concert with fireworks. House/co-op/condo prices are far cheaper than Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
Zip codes and Community Board: Riverdale’s ZIP codes are 10463 and 10471. While 10471 is entirely in Riverdale, 10463 also covers the adjacent neighborhoods of Kingsbridge and Marble Hill. Riverdale is part of Bronx Community Board 8.

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