Spuyten Duyvil is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors will feel at home in Spuyten Duyvil. In general, it is easy to find dynamic places in this neighborhood. Even though the nightlife is quiet, the streets are almost always busy with people. The greenery in this part of the city is very prominent; there are around 10 public green spaces nearby for residents to check out, including Seton Park and Park, which results in them being very easy to reach from the majority of locations within the neighborhood. Moreover, residents will find that there are a lot of tree-lined streets.
In Spuyten Duyvil, the vast majority of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, while single detached homes make up most of the remaining housing stock. This neighborhood experienced its most significant housing boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available housing is from this time period. This part of New York has a selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 55% of the population of this neighborhood own their home and 45% are renters.
It is a very short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from any location in this neighborhood. Locals have the choice between public and private elementary schools. When it comes to eating, home buyers in Spuyten Duyvil will be pleased to learn that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Likewise, owing to 30-odd restaurants and cafes in Spuyten Duyvil, there is usually a place to get some food or drink just around the corner. Property owners can find a good number of clothing stores within walking distance, for instance along Riverdale Avenue.
This area affords home owners several alternative means of transportation. This neighborhood is especially convenient for walking; many day-to-day needs are very easy to carry out without the use of a vehicle, and a fair number of businesses of different types can be found as well. In contrast, getting around by bicycle is at times challenging in Spuyten Duyvil as there are a limited number of bike lanes, and there is a considerable amount of slopes. Owing to Spuyten Duyvil Station on the Hudson Station, and a few nearby bus lines, the public transit network in this part of the city is very accessible. A car is also a fairly good medium of transportation in Spuyten Duyvil. Nearby highways are easy to access from any home in this area.