Welcome to Riverdale, a charming and scenic neighborhood nestled in the northernmost part of the Bronx, New York City.

Welcome to Riverdale 

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Welcome to Riverdale, a charming and scenic neighborhood nestled in the northernmost part of the Bronx, New York City. If you're searching for a new home, Riverdale offers a unique blend of suburban tranquility, cultural attractions, and natural beauty, making it a desirable place for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city while still enjoying its conveniences.

  • Location: Riverdale is located just 10 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, offering a peaceful and green oasis within easy reach of the city's amenities. It's bordered by the Hudson River to the west and the Harlem River to the east, providing residents with beautiful water views and access to riverside parks.
  • Real Estate: The real estate options in Riverdale are diverse, ranging from historic single-family homes to modern apartments and condominiums. Many properties boast spacious yards and gardens, giving the neighborhood a suburban feel within the city.
  • Cultural Attractions: Riverdale is home to the Wave Hill public garden and cultural center, known for its stunning gardens and art exhibitions. The neighborhood also hosts various local galleries, music festivals, and other cultural events throughout the year.
  • Parks and Recreation: Residents of Riverdale have the luxury of several parks to enjoy. In addition to the natural beauty of the Hudson River, you can explore Van Cortlandt Park, one of the largest green spaces in New York City, perfect for hiking, running, and bird-watching. The Riverdale Yacht Club and the College of Mount Saint Vincent's waterfront campus offer opportunities for water-based recreation.
  • Dining and Shopping: The neighborhood features a variety of dining options, from local pizzerias to upscale restaurants. Johnson Avenue and Riverdale Avenue offer a range of shops, grocery stores, and boutiques, making it easy to meet your shopping and dining needs locally.
  • Education: Families are drawn to Riverdale for its excellent educational options, including public and private schools like the Horace Mann School, Riverdale Country School, and SAR Academy.
  • Transportation: The neighborhood is well-connected to Manhattan and the rest of the city via the Metro-North Hudson Line, as well as the 1 train, offering a convenient commute for those working or studying in the city.
  • Community: The tight-knit community of Riverdale boasts a strong sense of togetherness, with various neighborhood associations and community events that help create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

In summary, Riverdale offers a peaceful and picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still providing easy access to Manhattan and its conveniences. If you're seeking a serene neighborhood with a strong sense of community, Riverdale may be the ideal place for you to call home. Its lush greenery, cultural offerings, and variety of real estate options make it a unique and highly desirable destination for homebuyers.

Overview for Riverdale, NY

29,879 people live in Riverdale, where the median age is 50 and the average individual income is $59,954. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

50 years

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Around Riverdale, NY

There's plenty to do around Riverdale, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Avitabile Latticini Deli, Triumph Tae Kwon Do, and The Fit Factory.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.79 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.54 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.68 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.57 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.51 miles 43 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.74 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Riverdale, NY

Riverdale has 12,481 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Riverdale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,879 people call Riverdale home. The population density is 45,621.893 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.88 / 55.12%

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Schools in Riverdale, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Riverdale. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Ps 24 Spuyten Duyvil
K - 5th
Ps 81 Robert J Christen
K - 5th
St Gabriel Elementary School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
9th - 12th
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Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy (Ms/High School 141)
6th - 12th


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