The neighborhood of Riverdale is located in the city of New York, New York.
The character of Riverdale is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. The noise levels in this neighborhood are reasonably low, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case around one of the railway lines. Finally, this neighborhood also features a large amount of greenery as there are many tree-lined streets. There are approximately 10 green spaces close by for residents to unwind in, such as Wave Hill-Perkin Gardens and Henry Hudson Parkway, which makes them very easy to reach from the majority of locations within this part of the city.
Large apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing the vast majority of the dwellings in Riverdale, and the remaining dwellings are mainly single detached homes. Most of the housing growth in this area occurred before the 1960s. This part of the city has quite a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of renters and home owners are about even.
Home buyers in Riverdale will be pleased to learn that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a rather short walk away. Additionally, a restaurant is typically just around the corner, and there are also a few cafes in this area. Residents benefit from a good number of clothing stores within walking distance. With regards to education, residents will value that no matter where their property is located in Riverdale, primary as well as high schools are close by. At the secondary level, both public and private schools can be found.
This part of the city provides home owners with the choice between a diversity of means of transportation. Thanks to Van Cortlandt Park - 242 St Station on the 1 | Broadway - 7 Avenue Local Line, and a few nearby bus lines, the public transit network in Riverdale is especially accessible. Active property owners will also appreciate the very pedestrian-friendly character of Riverdale; most common errands can be run on foot, and plenty of businesses are close by. Cycling is easy in this part of New York because Riverdale features a reasonably good bicycling infrastructure.