The neighborhood of Roosevelt Island is part of the city of New York, New York.
Roosevelt Island has a character that caters to a fairly diverse group of people. It is especially easy to find lively streets in this neighborhood. There is a great variety of entertainment venues, there are usually a large number of people around, and with the bars in nearby neighborhoods, it is easy to find a place to grab a drink as they are generally located a short walk away. Roosevelt Island is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor, however noise can be an issue closer to the railway line. Greenery is quite present in this area as there are many tree-lined streets. Green spaces are especially well-distributed and there are a few of them close by for residents to unwind in, which makes it easy to reach them.
In Roosevelt Island, the overwhelming majority of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. About 40% of properties in this neighborhood were built between 1960 and 1980, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 2000s. This part of New York has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 90% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home and 10% are owners.
In Roosevelt Island, home buyers will usually be able to access both primary and secondary schools by walking. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Concerning food, it is very often practical for home buyers in this neighborhood to buy general and specialty groceries by walking. Likewise, owing to a few restaurants and a few cafes, Roosevelt Island is a great area in which to go out to eat, for instance on Main Street. Home buyers have access to countless clothing stores within walking distance.
Roosevelt Island provides property owners with several alternative means of transportation. This area is very transit friendly. More specifically, rapid transit stations, such as Roosevelt Island Station with access to the F | Queens Blvd Express/ 6 Av Local Line and R | Broadway Local Line, are not very far from the majority of houses in the neighborhood. There are a few bus lines passing through the neighborhood, and most properties are very close to a bus stop. This neighborhood is also an extraordinarily pleasant part of New York for pedestrians; most daily needs can be met without the use of a car, and plenty of businesses are especially close by. It is easy to travel by bike in this part of the city since the cycling infrastructure is very comprehensive.