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Spuyten Duyvil Neighborhood Review - Bronx Moving Guide

Rachel McCray

Rachel McCray

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.

The Spuyten Duyvil station provides service to Grand Central Terminal and to the north into Westchester County.

The fare is $6.75 off-peak times and $9.25 during peak hours.

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 BXM1, BXM2, BXM18, BX10, BX20

Average Rent Prices

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

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

Great views of the Harlem River or Hudson River are not uncommon finds.

Here are the average rent prices in the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood:

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
$1,493 $1,930 $2,731 $3,086

Public & Charter Schools

Spuyten Duyvil falls into District 10.

Here are some of the most popular area schools in the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood:

School Info Notes
P.S. 024 Spuyten Duyvil Public - PK-8 - 964 students Robust arts program. One of the highest performing schools in the Bronx.
Kinneret Day School Public - PreK-8 - 233 students Great academics with strong Hebrew and Jewish education. Personal attention to every child.
International Leadership Charter High School Charter - 9-12 - 390 students Study Chinese or Spanish, learn tae kwon do and study piano or percussion. Attendance is good and the graduation rate is high.
Fieldston Middle/Upper School Private (Independent) - 9-12 - 990 students Part of the Ivy Preparatory School League. Many athletic and co-curricular opportunities. Emphasizes critical thinking skills, multiple forms of literacy, quantitative reasoning, self‐regulation, and organization.


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

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

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

How Safe is the Spuyten Duyvil Neighborhood?

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 4 out of 10
Approximately 10.9221 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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