North Riverdale is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 16,760. North Riverdale is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in North Riverdale offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In North Riverdale there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in North Riverdale and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in North Riverdale are above average.
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Top Public Schools Serving North Riverdale
Stuyvesant High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY
- 890 reviews
Bronx High School of Science
- New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY
- 776 reviews
Townsend Harris High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 25, NY
- 532 reviews
High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY)
- New York City Geographic District No. 5, NY
- 151 reviews
Bard High School Early College Queens
- New York City Geographic District No. 24, NY
- 303 reviews
North Riverdale Reviews
We have two marvelous features in this neighborhood: Van Cortlandt Park and Wave Hill Gardens. Overall, the area is leafy and pleasant. You can live without a car here--we do--but a car will give you greater opportunity for food shopping in Yonkers and Westchester, as our local supermarkets are pretty awful. We have our own Metro North train station for easy commuting to Manhattan and to points north.
I love that I am close to Manhattan, only a 1 hour commute or less! I also enjoy the company of the friends I have here. However, this town would be better off without certain people...
The atmosphere is very welcoming. The people in this town are diverse, but we share similar goals. Many people share similar customs and most of us have gone to school with each other since we were little. There is an overall closeness that the town has to offer. i would definitely choose to live here again. We are a close distance to the city and the subway and metro north are in walking distance. This is nice because you can always hop on a train to the city to change things up. The restaurants and stores are in walking distance as well which is very convenient.