Spuyten Duyvil Neighborhood Review - Bronx Moving Guide

Learn more about this little-known neighborhood in the Bronx. Read about Spuyten Duyvil's restaurants, schools, and housing and why people live here. Get info on the latest real estate developments in this neighborhood.
Spuyten Duyvil Bronx
Editors Rating (2 stars out of 5)
4.0 Overall
Average Rent Prices 5
Public transportation 2
Schools 5
Lifestyle 2
Crime 6

Located just below Riverdale and above the Harlem River, Spuyten Duyvil is an upper-middle-class neighborhood in the Northwest area of the Bronx.

In this Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood review, we'll look into public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent, and home sale prices.

The origin of the name Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced "Spite-en Die-vil") from Dutch is theorized to either have meant "in spite of the devil" or the "devil's spout".

Its scenic qualities and close proximity to desirable neighborhoods like Riverdale and Fieldston have attracted affluent families to the community.

It is a relatively quiet neighborhood with many parks, most popularly the 9-acre Henry Hudson Park, filled with athletic courts and a baseball field.

The confluence of the Spuyten Duyvil Creek, Harlem, and Hudson Rivers separates Manhattan from the Bronx.

It is often referred to as the suburbs of Manhattan with most of the neighborhood consisting of large houses and villas.

Fun Fact: If you visit, look for the Riverdale Bell Tower, inscribed with the names of every person who served in World War I from Spuyten Duyvil and Riverdale.

Public Transportation

Spuyten Duyvil is served by the Hudson Line of the Metro-North Railroad.

You can get from the Spuyten Duyvil station to Grand Central Terminal in under 20 minutes. making this a great neighborhood to live in if you have to commute into the heart of the city.

Metro-North can also get you into Westchester County and beyond for wonderful country getaways.

There are three express buses that will take you to Manhattan and local buses will take you to the 1 train in Marble Hill, which is close by.

Bus Lines in Spuyten Duyvil
Local BusesBX10, BX20
Express BusesBXM1, BXM2, BXM18

Real Estate in Spuyten Duyvil

Real Estate in Spuyten Duyvil Neighborhood is some of the most sought-after properties in all of New York City.

Spuyten Duyvil's unique location provides residents easy access to Manhattan and other parts of The Bronx. With stunning views of the Hudson River, it's no wonder why so many people are drawn to this area.

A good mixture of suburbs and city, Spuyten Duyvil has high-rise buildings and co-ops, and blocks of freestanding houses.

There are also plenty of green spaces throughout the neighborhood that can be enjoyed year-round.

If you're looking to move, it's also relatively affordable compared to many neighborhoods to its south.

When it comes to apartments for rent or sale in Spuyten Duyvil Neighborhood, potential buyers will find an array of options ranging from luxury high-rises with incredible amenities to quaint townhomes tucked away on quiet streets.

Many homes feature modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances and lots of natural light; living rooms with cozy fireplaces; spacious bedrooms; and bathrooms with spa-like touches like soaking tubs and glass showers.

Rentals Available in Spuyten Duyvil

Rental prices may vary depending on size and location within the community but are generally very affordable compared to Manhattan prices.

This, of course, depends on the building. Some of the higher-end apartment buildings are going to charge actually more than some Upper Manhattan buildings, but still very reasonable compared to much of Midtown and Lower Manhattan.

Renting a house might even be a better value in Spuyten Duyvil than an apartment rental in Manhattan.

Average Rental Prices in Spuyten Duyvil

1 Bed$2,000
2 Beds$2,751
3 Beds$2,895
PropertyNest Real Estate Data As of May 2023

Purchasing Property in Spuyten Duyvil

For those interested in investing in real estate in the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood, prices have gone up with values in conjunction with Riverdale.

In some cases, property values are higher in certain parts of the neighborhood, particularly by the Hudson River.

In terms of sales prices, median sale prices have risen steadily over the last decade from about $1 million up to just under $2 million today for larger homes and condominiums that offer stunning views of the Manhattan skyline or Hudson River views.

Average Sales Prices in Spuyten Duyvil

1 Bed$240,000
2 Beds$305,000
3 Beds$675,000
PropertyNest Real Estate Data As of May 2023

Public & Charter Schools

Spuyten Duyvil falls into District 10. None of the schools zoned for students who live in Spuyten Duyvil are actually located within the borders of the neighborhood.

That being said, the schools are not a very far distance from the neighborhood.

Below is a table of schools that Spuyten Duyvil students can attend.

Local Schools in Spuyten Duyvil
P.S. 024 Spuyten DuyvilPublic - PK-8 - 964 studentsRobust arts program. One of the highest performing schools in the Bronx.
Kinneret Day SchoolPublic - PreK-8 - 233 studentsGreat academics with strong Hebrew and Jewish education. Personal attention to every child.
International Leadership Charter High SchoolCharter - 9-12 - 390 studentsStudy Chinese or Spanish, learn tae kwon do and study piano or percussion. Attendance is good and the graduation rate is high.
M.S./H.S. 368 IN-Tech AcademyPublic, Grades 9-12, 954 StudentsMiddle school and high school with a focus on technology.
P.S. 37 Multiple Intelligence SchoolPublic, Grades K-8, 504 StudentsArt integration into curriculum.
Bronx Engineering and Technology AcademyPublic, Grades 9-12, 381 StudentsHigh School with an emphasis on engineering and computer science.
Bronx Theatre High SchoolPublic, Grades 9-12, 280 StudentsSmall high school offering courses in playwrighting, acting, costume design, and art. Students put on plays and musical productions.
Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy (M.S./H.S. 141)Public, Grades 9-12, 1435 StudentsSolid academics and arts. Local HS with the highest percentage of graduating seniors that are college-ready.

​​​​​​Restaurants & Dining in Spuyten Duyvil

Besides a few casual eateries that include pizza, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai, there aren't many places to eat out in Spuyten Duyvil.

Don't miss the charming and hip Moss Cafe if you're looking for coffee and delicious kosher farm-to-table entrees, pastries, or brunch.

In addition to being a pescatarian restaurant, they have strictly vegetarian and vegan options. It gets crowded between noon and 2 p.m., so be sure to stop by the way before then.

How Safe is the Spuyten Duyvil Neighborhood?

The Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood of New York is a safe and welcoming area.

It offers an ideal spot for families and professionals looking for a peaceful and secure community to call home.

Crime Statistics from the NYPD show that crime in Spuyten Duyvil has dropped significantly in recent years, with violent crimes decreasing.

Additional safety features make a living in Spuyten Duyvil even more attractive.

There are plenty of parks and outdoor spaces to enjoy, as well as numerous restaurants and shops within walking distance of most homes. Furthermore, security cameras line several streets throughout the neighborhood to provide an added layer of protection.

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 4 out of 10
Approximately 11.8266 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
Low Medium High

Spuyten Duyvil is filled with friendly people who take pride in their tight-knit community. Residents look out for one another, meeting at local events such as the neighborhood garden party or the annual Spuyten Duyvil Day celebration to get to know each other better.

Several volunteer organizations also aim to preserve the quality of life within the community – a plus for those who want to give back while enjoying the perks of their safe surroundings.

All taken together, it’s no surprise that Spuyten Duyvil is considered one of New York’s safest neighborhoods - ask anyone who lives there. With its low crime rates, plentiful amenities, and friendly atmosphere, it may be just what you’re looking for when searching for a safe place to call home.

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Rachel McCray
About the author

Originally from Florida, Rachel McCray, a writer and content producer, is now based in New York. Rachel offers expertise in New York City neighborhoods relating to real estate and history. Rachel McCray graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies.