Living in the Fieldston neighborhood of Bronx


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$1,595
Studio
$3,295
2 Bedroom
$2,295
1 Bedroom
$3,395
2 Bedroom

If suburban living in New York City is what you're after, living in Fieldston might be exactly the sort of thing you've been looking for. Located in the northern reaches of the Bronx, this neighborhood is a privately owned community within the neighborhood of Riverdale, and is bordered to the north by 250th Street (and Riverdale proper), to the east by Broadway (and Van Cortlandt Park), to the south by Manhattan College and the Manhattan College Parkway (and neighborhood of Kingsbridge), and to the west by Henry Hudson Parkway (and, again, Riverdale).

 

There aren't many apartments in this privately owned community, because the housing stock consists almost entirely of large, single family, detached houses on mid-sized lots, surrounded by magnificent old trees, constructed amid the craggy outcroppings and steep hills that define this romantic, rocky landscape. Though hard-to-find, a Fieldston apartment can be worth the hunt to call this beautiful community your home.

 

The housing stock primarily consists of Tudor mansions, Dutch colonials, Norman houses and Mediterranean bungalows, as well as a few smaller "brick boxes". In 2006 much of the community was declared to be landmarked, a somewhat controversial measure because it limits what home owners can and cannot do on their property.

 

Being privately owned means that streets and common areas are maintained and operated by the Fieldston Property Owners' Association, Inc., to which all residents make annual contributions. Snow plowing, sewer repair, tree pruning, leaf removal, safety patrols, and stocking the goldfish at Indian Pond: all are handled by the Association.

 

And because the streets are owned by the community, parking is allowed anywhere for residents in Fieldston. Guests are also allowed but must put a note on their dashboard saying with whom they are visiting. Much the same arrangement is also in place in Forest Hills Gardens; one of New York City's other privately owned and managed communities.

 

Fieldston apartments, when you can find them, are near two of New York City's prettiest (and most prestigious) private schools, Horace Mann and Ethical Culture Fieldston School (which serves as the middle school and high school for the Ethical Culture on Manhattan's Upper West Side), with the third of the "Hill Schools" trio, Riverdale Country Day, right next door.

 

The public schools in the area are also among the city's best. Residents of Fieldston who are commuters to Manhattan often drive, jumping on the nearby Henry Hudson Parkway, but public transportation is also an option, either via express MTA bus, the 1 train, or the Metro-North railroad, which gets you to Grand Central Terminal in 25 minutes.


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