When mention is made of the Bronx, most aren’t thinking of graceful, single family homes and leafy, shaded streets.
And yet, that exactly describes the exclusive Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale.
The Bronx is one of the five boroughs that makes up New York City, and The Bronx is directly north of Manhattan.
Riverdale began to be developed in the nineteenth century, as a site where New York’s wealthy developed “country estates”.
Today, it’s a pleasant neighborhood to expore. We’ve been up here a few times when we’ve gone to visit the nearby Van Cordlandt Park.
Walking around, it’s pretty easy to forget you’re in bustling New York City in this leafy, silent corner. And yet, you can just hop over to the trains and be in midtown Manhattan just a short subway ride away.
While there is a lot worth seeing in the Bronx – including the Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, Pelham Bay Park and its beaches – I suggest people also explore this pleasant corner of this interesting borough.
Enjoy your walk around The Bronx’ Riverdale.