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8.6 out of 10

Riverdale

Ranked 1st best neighborhood in The Bronx
40.8945393056454 -73.9119190106696
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"FACT: Lowest crime in the entire borough is the 50th Precinct in Riverdale!"

The last poster is spot on about Riverdale and it's safety. I just saw this on the local news:
The NYPD has released its annual crime statistics for New York City in 2013 and the Bronx saw an overall decline. Coming in with the lowest crime rates in the entire borough is the 50th Precinct in Riverdale!
Source: http://bronx.news12.com/news/annual-nypd-statistics-show-decline-in-bronx-crimes-for-2013-1.6770818
Pros
  • Community Cares about Quality of Life
  • Urban Oasis/Small Town Feel in the City!
  • Local Small Businesses
  • Public access parks like Van Cortlandt , the Wave Hill Gardens and the Riverdale Park
  • Good transport connections to Manhattan
  • Great public and private schools
  • Convenience to Shopping & Transportation
  • Quintessential Urban Burb
Cons
  • Quiet neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Safest in the Bronx & Safer than Manhattan!"

Riverdale is not only the safest neighborhood in the Bronx, it is safer than any Manhattan neighborhood, including the Upper East Side & Upper West Side:
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/crime-safety-report/ranking
Pros
  • SAFE SAFE SAFE
  • Very Friendly Neighbors but Not Too Nosey
  • Most Residents Own Their Home
  • Public access parks like Van Cortlandt , the Wave Hill Gardens and the Riverdale Park
  • Good transport connections to Manhattan
  • Great public and private schools
  • Convenience to Shopping & Transportation
  • Quintessential Urban Burb
Cons
  • Quiet neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"Riverdale - Peace on Earth"

Riverdale, surprisingly is a very nice neighborhood. It is very easily accessible to Manhattan, and is within a drive of Westchester, New Jersey and Long Island. It is a nice middle to upper class neighborhood with great schools. I have lived there and worked there for over five years now. There are many great places to eat including Ihop on Broadway, Jake’s Steak House on Broadway, and Malacon on Broadway also. These three places to eat are wonderful and I have frequented their very frequently. The number one train runs through the town, but once you get used to it, you barely hear it. This train can take you all the way down to Yankee Stadium and South Ferry. Overall, it is a great place to live.
JuneMcAllister
JuneMcAllister Why surprisingly? Riverdale **starts** at 242nd street and goes north to the Yonkers border and goes west to the Hudson River. The area the #1 train goes though is not Riverdale. The restaurants you named are not Riverdale. That is the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. Riverdale is not a town. It is an area of a borough of the city. Unless you have actually gone up into Riverdale, over to the river, gone up Riverdale Avenue, the Henry Hudson, over to Palisade Avenue you have not been to Riverdale. Riverdale is nothing like the area you are describing. The area where those restaurants are, W. 231 st and Broadway....is a crappy area. Practically a ghetto. That is NOT Riverdale
2yrs+
DebbyReagan
DebbyReagan June is correct that the area the Johndoe57 is describing is indeed Kingsbridge. However, when June says "ghetto" she probably means the neighborhood does not have a majority of people that look like her. Is Kingsbridge like the Upper East Side? No. But a "ghetto" it is not. Look up the crime numbers in the 50th precinct which covers that area and you'll find it's safer than most neighborhoods in the city. Ghettos are in Central Brooklyn and Southeast Queens. And Kingsbridge has come a long way in businesses and quality of life. I also find the people who live there to be friendly. I say what's good for my neighbor, Kingsbridge, is good for my neighborhood, Riverdale.
2yrs+
TeddyW
TeddyW Jane smith 12 is absolutely correct. Whatever you look like Kingsbridge is disgusting! Garbage all over the place, dirty, smelly, most under train tracks with tons of traffic it's awful. I've lived in Riverdale for 6 years now and I can also tell you it's turning into a complete dump. People just don't care about their community. Johnson and Riverdale Avenue-both main streets for shopping and restaurants are lined with garbage. It's nothing like it used to be.
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"Far Away, but Fancy"

Generally the further away from Manhattan you move in the Bronx, the nicer the neighborhoods become. Riverdale is not an exception, and it is actually an exceptional place in terms of New York City neighborhoods because it is stocked with open spaces (but not the forbidding empty lot sort of empty space). The residents here have a certain pride about their rollicking neighborhood, and often fight against development. The neighborhood is situated on the Hudson River, making it a prime spot for future businesses. There are a lot of houses here that only the rich could afford, however, so if you are on a middle class type of budget you may find your best option to be in another borough completely.

Unranked Streets in Riverdale

"Quiet street in a big city"
40.8978607708236 -73.9093337390084
"An Interesting Street in the Bronx"
40.8979501898116 -73.9113289830144
"On Cambridge Avenue"
40.8840034528249 -73.9085589974242
"On Douglas Avenue"
40.8908492952932 -73.9164370379136
"At one with nature!"
40.9019875004924 -73.9112935060808
"On Johnson Avenue"
40.8869296999014 -73.9095960140598
"On Palisades Avenue"
40.8975000469907 -73.9147071768024

Sigma Pl

1/5
"Sigma Place Delights"
40.907774254397 -73.9089869948289
"Something about Sycamore"
40.8993254282091 -73.9121670445264
"West 232nd Street "
40.8837508441432 -73.9113938252244

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