Considered by many to be the loveliest neighborhood in New York City, Riverdale has been called “country in the city” because it maintains a suburban ambiance while being part of the world’s greatest metropolis. Riverdale boasts a wide range of homes, from handsome old estates and elegant mansions to modern houses and high-rise apartments.
Located 10 miles from midtown Manhattan, Riverdale is the northwest corner of the Borough of the Bronx, encompassing roughly three square miles. It comprises the high ground along the waters of the Hudson River, on both the east and west sides of the Henry Hudson Parkway, from the Harlem River Ship Canal in the south to the border of Westchester County in the north. To the east, Riverdale is bounded by the valley of Kingsbridge and by Van Cortlandt Park’s 1,146 acres of greenery.
Riverdale has a population of approximately 45,000 people (2000 Census).
Commuting to Midtown Manhattan
The commute on the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson line from Riverdale Station is about 23 minutes. By automobile, the ride to midtown Manhattan during rush-hour is about 30 minutes. Riverdale is about 45 minutes to an hour away from midtown by subway or bus.