Live Among The Clouds 

This full floor duplex penthouse offers seven bedrooms and eight full, and two half bathrooms. The Hudson River-facing master suite presents his and her master baths and individual walk in closets. Enjoy a dining room/library and two spectacular living spaces in the northwest and southwest corners. The open concept kitchen with Viking and Fisher and Paykel appliances presents separate from a complete staff kitchen. With an excess of 6150 sf of interior space and over 2900 sf of private outdoor space consisting of a roof terrace and 3 balconies, this luxury full-service penthouse floor dominates Riverdale, the hidden gem of New York City, located just minutes to Lincoln Center. Enjoy everything the City has to offer and then include entertainment, fine dining, shopping, schools and an extensive park network for outdoor activities including golf, horseback riding, fishing, tennis courts, and playgrounds that are all part of your Riverdale lifestyle. Solaria and Riverdale, living the way you dreamt it could be! $8,950,000.

Is Riverdale The Next Big Neighborhood? 

In the last year, Riverdale has been in the news as an alternative real estate option to Manhattan. Many New Yorkers are starting to look to the outer boroughs like Brooklyn, but Riverdale, with its suburban feel, natural beauty and proximity to New York City, is finally getting some long overdue love.

In The Gothamist’sNew York Brokers Discuss Women & Real Estate Trends, Cathy Franklin sees a possible luxury trend in Riverdale.

What do you see as the next phase of luxury in the outer boroughs?

 I love Riverdale. I used to live there. Those homes are so beautiful, so I can easily see that strengthening. And Brooklyn—the sky is the limit.

But it’s not only a luxury market.  In a recent New York Times piece, A Fixer-Upper in Riverdale, a school math teacher found an affordable apartment.

She had her eye on Riverdale, an area that was close to family and work, with good schools and prices she could afford on a budget of up to $270,000. 

Streeteasy named the nearby neighborhood of Spuyten Duyvil as one of New York City’s top 10 hottest neighborhoods of 2015.  Ranked eighth, Spuyten Duyvil is the only Bronx neighborhood to make the top-ten list.
An AMNY article from October, talked about the history, green space and suburban feel of Riverdale.

Today long winding drives and an abundance of plant life have helped Riverdale retain its suburban roots, while pleasant commercial centers at Riverdale and Mosholu avenues, two universities (Manhattan College and The College of Mount Saint Vincent), and some of the city’s best private and public schools have brought the neighborhood into the 21st century.

A July 2014 article in The New York Times featured the “leafy oasis” and it’s proximity to Manhattan.

Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson line takes about a half-hour to get from the Riverdale station to Grand Central Terminal. Monthly passes are $193, and permit parking is available. Some commuters take Hudson Rail Link buses, which are timed to meet trains, instead of driving to the station. Fares are a MetroCard swipe. A joint bus and train pass is $228.75 a month. There are also express buses to Midtown East, Midtown West and the financial district, though residents say they can be slow. Drivers have easy access to the Henry Hudson Parkway.