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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$443,667
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,663
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    85
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56
    500
  • Theft
    828
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$89,669
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Riverdale is a great place to raise a family. I grew up here and moved away in my 20s. Came back several years ago with family in tow when priced out of Manhattan for the type of life we wanted.

Upsides:

It's quiet, friendly, safe, filled with mom-and-pop stores for classic New York feel, and you can get a lot more space for a fraction of the price of Manhattan. Lots of parks and greenery; very walkable; need a car only if you're in a rush or plan to do lots of weekend trips.

Downsides:

Schools aren't terrible but not what they were; private schools might be a better option if you have the means. Commuting to and from lower Manhattan can be a drag (fine if you were in midtown, however). Not much to do unless you have an established social circle; it's basically a suburban town similar to most areas of NJ or Hudson river towns.
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Beautiful neighborhood and a great location with amazing homes and apartments, great private and public schools, and very nice restaurants and cafes within the bustling avenues! Love it here
Riverdale is a beautiful area located minutes from Manhattan, situated on the Hudson River. Although it is a family-friendly community, more single people are moving to Riverdale for the larger apartments with amazing river and Manhattan skyline views.