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About Fieldston

Fieldston is a privately-owned section in the Riverdale area of the Bronx. Residents in Fieldston pay a homeowners' association fee for security and street maintenance. All things considered, it’s a tiny neighborhood—with only about 270 single-family homes. The original vision by developers over a century ago was to create a rural setting with easy access to city life. Those who call it home still consider Fieldston the best of both worlds.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $135,900 to $120,000,000

Closed Prices: $85,000 to $4,395,000

Median Sale Price: $334,750

Average $ per sq ft: $395

Association Fee Ranges:

Around Fieldston

Life in Fieldston is quite specific, which makes choosing a home in the neighborhood very straightforward. The historic designation given in 2006 emphasized an already unspoken notion that the lifestyle of Fieldston was set in stone. Residences are generally large in the area and consist of only single-family residences, so you won’t find any apartments and high rises. The developers of the neighborhood avoided straight streets and square blocks in their original design in order to encourage a sense of removal from the city. There’s a mix of housing styles such as Colonial Revivals, Modernist style, and Tudors.

Within the confines of Fieldston proper, there are no dining options. Near the edges of the neighborhood, there are a few formal options. If you’re in the market for a place to get a great steak, Jake’s is a local favorite. There’s The Cafe at Wave Hill, which is a bit of a walk, but the only real coffee shop in the area. Broadway is the thoroughfare for dining—featuring Tortoise & Hare and The Last Stop. Fieldston isn’t known for its culinary scene but rather for its country-living charm.

Three elite, private schools border Fieldston—Horace Mann, Ethical Culture Fieldston, and Riverdale Country, and Manhattan College is nearby. Education is a massive draw for those making a home in Fieldston. Shops and dining are available on Riverdale and Johnson Avenues, despite the majority of Fieldston being residential. The neighboring Van Cortlandt Park offers over 1,100 acres of open fields for outdoor exploration. There are Gothic churches, stunning brick homes, and quiet tree-lined streets, all ripe for taking in.

In most cases, an excellent Friday night in Fieldston would involve hopping on the 1 train into Manhattan to see a show at the David H. Koch Theater on the Upper West Side or even farther down into the West Village for jazz. But if you’re keen on keeping things local, grab dinner at Jake’s Steakhouse and take a stroll in Van Cortlandt Park after dinner.

Embrace the quiet of the country living in Fieldston on a Sunday morning. Order a coffee from The Cafe at Wave Hill and take a leisurely walk back to Van Cortlandt Park. There, try your hand at horseback riding at Riverdale Stables, or stay near Wave Hill and get a gorgeous view of The Palisades. Decide on dinner at Bronx Burger House—a chill spot for beers and burgers right on the edge of Van Cortlandt Park.

Fieldston is quite accessible as a neighborhood. First, many residents own cars thanks to the attached garages available in many homes. Street parking is also available. A drive into Midtown can take as little as 15 minutes without traffic. Public transportation comes in the form of the 1 train, which is usually empty at the top of the line, and can easily be transferred to an express train from other express buses that run into Manhattan. A local Metro-North stop puts a commute into Grand Central Station somewhere close to 20 minutes.

Locals Love

  • Country charm
  • Public transit options
  • Privacy

Locals Don't Love

  • Limited dining options
  • Lack of nightlife options
  • Cloistered feeling

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