You may be wondering “What are affordable NYC neighborhoods to send my kids to public school?” And what buildings are nearby with apartments that are roomy enough? We have a number of suggestions!
Riverdale is the best kept secret in New York City. Offering families large and spacious housing, the area is home to excellent public schools, and provides easy access to global cuisines as well as parks and recreation. Riverdale also borders the well-known Hudson River, and has deep roots in history, from the idyllic Fieldston Historic District and Riverdale Park to the childhood home of President John F. Kennedy.
Modern Riverdale combines the pastoral feel of rural New York with the eclectic vibe of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, perfect for young parents with kids. A major selling point for Riverdale, besides the proximity to Manhattan, is the availability of affordable and sizeable apartments. For example, The Whitehall ($) at 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway in South Riverdale is a family-friendly, no fee gem featuring marble bedrooms, Hudson River views, a laundry room, a pool, a fitness room, a doorman with a nearby playground in an elevator building. Additionally, the Whitehall building is just across from P.S 24 (Grades K-5), so your children can learn where they live.
Around the corner from The Whitehall is Summit Parc ($$) at 640 West 238th Street, which has stunning penthouse apartments. In addition to all the same amenities offered by the Whitehall, Summit Parc also has a washer-dryer in unit, parking garage, terrace, office space, game room, as well as a massive roof deck. Moreover, Summit Parc residents can also choose between P.S 24 mentioned above, the Atmosphere Academy Public Charter School, and the Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, for their children’s education from kindergarten through high school.
If you go more south, you’ll find The Century ($), located at 2600 Netherland Avenue. The building offers units with ample square footage for you to stretch while you work from home. With walk-in closets, access to a health club, concierge, and garage parking, you will love living at the Century and enjoying the Manhattan skyline on your private balcony. The location of the Century is also fantastic for your children, as it’s a stone’s throw away from M.S High School 368, John F. Kennedy High School and P.S/M.S 37, which is unique for its way of integrating arts into every piece of its general curriculum.
Lastly, there are the sun-drenched units at 3401 Riverdale Avenue ($), where palatial 3BRs come equipped with a private terrace, an onsite laundry, and a dishwasher, with easy access to the Metro North and the 1 train. Nearby, your tweens and teens will get the best education possible with Amber Charter School Kingsbridge, which serves K-5 and International Leadership Charter High School. The latter ranks consistently as a Top NYC Charter School with an A rating, ensuring that your children will have access to a varied curriculum with a plethora of extracurriculars that will enrich them while they prepare for college.
We hope we’ve begun to solve the mystery of: “What are affordable NYC neighborhoods to send my kids to public school?” If you know of others, let us know!
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