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Located just south of Yonkers (in New York's Westchester County) is the leafy, suburban Bronx neighborhood of North Riverdale. This rather small community sits north of the larger Riverdale section, yet shares much of the same ambience with its neighbors, but with more modest-sized homes. The neighborhood's borders vary a bit, but are widely considered to be West 254th Street at the south, Van Cortlandt Park to the east, West 263rd Street to the north, and the Hudson River to the west. Much of North Riverdale's west side is occupied by the College of Mount Saint Vincent, along with low- and mid-rise apartment buildings, as well as some large homes. Much of North Riverdale's apartments are situated along Riverdale Avenue and Broadway, where residents can settle without paying the exorbitant prices attached to most NY apartments in other desirable areas. The tree-lined streets are filled with well-maintained homes with beautifully landscaped front yards with lawns. This suburban atmosphere is felt throughout, and each section maintains the highly-respected Riverdale-feel. A drive through these streets will feel as if you've already left the city limits. Riverdale Avenue remains the neighborhood's major commercial thoroughfare, offering restaurants, bars, salons, and other establishments that will meet just about any basic need. Residents of North Riverdale apartments are closeby to the massive, 1146-acre Van Cortlandt Park, which is the city's fourth largest park. The great greenspace has many recreational attractions, including the Van Cortlandt Golf Course (the nation's first public golf course), cricket fields, baseball diamonds, and an array of hilly trails for cross-country runners. Commuters living in North Riverdale apartments have a select few options for transportation into Manhattan. The Metro-North Railroad runs along the Hudson River, and stops at the Riverdale Station located at the neighborhood's southwestern corner. Once you jump on the train, it is a quick thirty minute trip to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, a rather easy commute for being the Bronx's northernmost neighborhood. However, most residents of Riverdale will be unable to walk to this station, and buses will only stop along Riverside Avenue, making it about a five block walk to the train. But North Riverdale is lucky to be serviced by four express buses: BxM1, BxM2, BxM3, and the BxM18. These buses are a forty minute to an hour ride from Midtown Manhattan depending on which side of the community you live on.

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  • College Of Mt St Vincent
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  • Sheridan Triangle
  • Vinmont Veteran Park

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