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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Riverdale is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 13,460. Riverdale is in Bronx County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Riverdale offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Riverdale there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and retirees live in Riverdale and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Riverdale are above average.
About Riverdale...
Population
13,460

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$485,375
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,702
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    84.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    828.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$96,614
National
$55,322
Families with Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Riverdale is a quiet, safe neighborhood close to the 1 train for easy access into Manhattan. As a teenager living in Riverdale, there aren't many kids my age living in the area. However, I have a few friends in the neighborhood and it is easy to ride my bike to and from their home. There are always some community events, like Barefoot Dancing and the Philharmonic at VanCortlandt Park. There always is WaveHill as well, which has family art days and free concerts. The local elementary school, PS81, is very good and inclusive. However, the zoned middle/high school RKA needs some work. Overall, I love Riverdale because I feel safe, I can ride my bike, it is close to the grocery store and has some food options, and I can easily head into Manhattan for school every day.
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Very calm but friendly neighborhood, great for families. Many synagogues in the area, great Jewish community. Riverdale has many parks and green areas, known for Wave Hill, a public garden where many famous people have once stayed/lived. Riverdale is more on the suburban side, but is close to trains that go to both yonkers and upstate, as well as easily accessing manhattan and the other boroughs of New York City.
Very nice diverse and safe neighborhood . Very frequent car vandalism but in terms of personal safety, it’s safe. Good schools, nice park ( Van Cortlandt Park ) and plenty of playgrounds. Depending on what side of Riverdale one lives but it tends to be very noisy , although noise complain is common throughout NYC.