Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB
- Crime & SafetyB
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
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.
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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.
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.