Directly influenced by the massive extension of neighboring Columbia University, Manhattanville is a neighborhood brimming with potential and vibrant student life.
A tight-knit community, Manhattanville is ultimately residential. Neighbors know each other by name. A competitive market, the rare listing for one of the area’s classic townhouses or newer upscale condominiums goes quickly. People are drawn to the neighborhood for its small-town feel and growing list of modern amenities and green space.
Its prime location between lively Bloomingdale Road and the Hudson River offer residents easy access to an array of hotels, entertainment, and upscale dining options. Nearby West Harlem Piers and St. Nicholas Park offer fantastic views and engaging recreational activities like fishing and kayaking. Ultimately, Manhattanville’s charm comes from its complexity. Warehouses, residential buildings, and alluring retail establishment dot the patchwork landscape, offering visitors and locals a sense of the unexpected down every corner.
The efforts to green West Harlem extend to Manhattanville, giving its occupants easy entry to the Riverside Park bikeway and the sprawling waterfront of Piers Park. Riverbank State Park, a local favorite, hosts a wealth of youth athletic leagues and outdoor entertainments during the warmer months.
While many students and graduates from the nearby university call Manhattanville home for a while, the area draws in a large community of permanent locals thrilled with the diverse range of activities at their fingertips.