Living in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan


Selected No Fee Apartments in Inwood

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Inwood. Below are a sampling of what is on the market.

$1,395
Studio
$1,650
2 Bedroom
$1,495
1 Bedroom
$1,550
1 Bedroom
$2,000
Studio
$2,100
2 Bedroom
$1,800
2 Bedroom
$2,995
5+ Bedroom
$1,495
1 Bedroom

Inwood Apartments: An Affordable Alternative

If you're looking for a larger NY apartment than you can find for your budget in lower Manhattan, then maybe it's time to join thousands of other young families and single professionals who are heading up to the nabe of Inwood.

 

For decades, Inwood-- the northern-most neighborhood on the island of Manhattan-- felt almost apart from the rest of the borough, but has always been just an quick A train or 1 train ride into the Upper West Side, or Midtown West.

 

Bounded on the south by Dyckman Street, and to the west, northwest and east by bodies of water (the Hudson River, Spuyten Duyvil Creek, and Harlem River, respectively), the Inwood area is economically and ethnically diverse. Given its somewhat isolated geographic character, Inwood definitely has a community feel to it. 

 

Apartments in Inwood tend to be larger (in some cases, much larger), than their brethren in neighborhoods like the Upper West Side or Chelsea. Prices are also MUCH more affordable, and over the past few years there has been a steady stream of young professionals and families moving into the area, priced out of areas in Downtown and Midtown, and even Harlem (where prices have been rising as well).

 

As a general rule, the closer to the parks you get, the more expensive the rent is going to be.  However, in all cases you will be saving substantially over what you would pay for a smaller apartment downtown. The housing stock consists primarily of pre-war and postwar low and mid-rise apartment buildings.

 

Parks Define Living in Inwood

The pride of the Inwood neighborhood has to be Inwood Hill Park. Here, in addition to large areas of meticulously maintained playing fields—baseball is huge in this park—there are nearly 200 acres of "natural Manhattan Island", left pretty much untouched by landscaping since colonial times.

 

The views of the Hudson River and The Palisades are spectacular, and the pathways into the heavily-forested regions are sprinkled with caves. There are even salt marshes up here, where sightings of both great and snowy egrets are common, as well as kingfishers, diving for dinner. Inwood apartments lining the park are much sought-after, and this area is one of the prettiest in all of Manhattan. While many are co-ops, a number of rental buildings do exist.

 

Adjacent to Inwood Hill Park, is the much smaller (20 acre) Isham Park. One of the highlights is an outcropping of worn Inwood marble which dates from the Cambrian period, and a large ginko tree. The northeastern corner has a popular public garden.

 

Inwood Apartments are Surrounded by a Little Shopping and History

Inwood apartments also surrounded by a lively shopping district, though mostly of the discount store variety, and there are plenty of inexpensive restaurants. In recent years a farmer's market has come to the neighborhood, on Isham Street, where you can get farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, farm-raised meat, as well as fresh-baked goods, every Saturday, all year round.

 

Other features of the Inwood neighborhood worth noting are the Dyckman House, the oldest standing farmhouse in Manhattan (built c. 1784) and now a museum, and Columbia University's Baker Field Athletic Complex, which includes a 17,000-seat football stadium, where the Columbia Lions play their home games.  


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