Inwood Real Estate

by Cole Thompson

Buying and selling real estate in New York City is a unique experience. That’s where I come in, as a licensed New York Real Estate Sales Person, I can walk you though the process. I own property, live and work in Inwood. I love Inwood and its cultural and architectural diversity and can’t wait to share it with you.If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate in Inwood, please shoot me an email. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

Cole Thompson
New Heights Realty
Email: cole@newheightsrealty.com
Cell: 646-425-0093

INWOOD OVERVIEW

Once called “God’s Little Acre,” Inwood is located on the northernmost end of Manhattan.  Strictly speaking, Inwood is physically bounded by the Harlem River to the north and east, and the Hudson River to the west. Heading uptown, Inwood extends north from Dyckman Street ending at the northern tip of Manhattan.

Today, the neighborhood is undergoing a modern Renaissance. Affordable prices and striking natural beauty are appealing to apartment hunters around the city.

The quiet streets of Inwood are lined with trees, striking art deco architecture, even rows of Tudor style single family homes. Huge tracts of parkland, a farmers market, easily accessible public transportation and a born again restaurant scene only adds to Inwood’s charm.

ART, CULTURE AND SPORTS

From its early beginnings as an Indian settlement, Inwood has a rich cultural history. Schoolchildren visiting the 196 acre Inwood Hill Park can visit the caves where the Indians who greeted Henry Hudson and his crew on the Half Moon once lived and thrived.

The park itself is the only remaining primeval forest in Manhattan. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed Central Park,  Inwood Hill Park contains miles of jogging paths, tennis courts, and soccer fields and for the first time in decades the American Bald Eagle.

Inwood is also home to a large artist community. While walking the streets you might hear an opera singer or a trumpet player practicing her soulful craft inside her apartment. With new coffee shops and galleries opening every day, Inwood is also host to an annual Uptown Arts Stroll.

THE DINING SCENE

Whether your idea of good food is an outdoor farmer’s market or a sit down white linen meal, Inwood has it all. And the options just seem to get better every day. In recent years we have seen the opening of The Indian Road Café, whose free wi-fi, specialty coffee and wholesome menu have made this new kid on the block a neighborhood favorite.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Head down to Broadway and you’ll find dozens of restaurants, bars, bakeries, and open air cafes where diners can sit back and take in the atmosphere.

Whether it’s brick oven pizza from Grandpa’s or sizzling platter of fajitas and a frosty margarita from Guadalupe, there’s something for everyone in the Inwood dining scene.

SHOPPING

The shopping scene in Inwood is limited. There are plenty of small boutiques and antique stores, but I’ll let you in on a secret…There is both a Target and a Marshall’s a ten minute walk away in the Bronx. Or, jump on a subway and shop your brains out downtown.

There are plenty of grocery stores in the area, so you’ll never go without food.

GETTING AROUND

Getting to and from Inwood couldn’t be easier. Inwood is serviced by the “1″ and “A” trains as well as at least a dozen bus lines and services. Car services are another plentiful and inexpensive way to get around.

Many Inwood residents who work in midtown opt for the 10 minute walk to Metro North’s Marble Hill station for the 20 minute express ride to Grand Central.

SCHOOLS

The Muscota New School, PS 314, is a New York City public “school of choice” which uses a progressive educational approach, rather than follows the standard New York City public elementary curriculum. Admission is based on lottery.

Other public schools include P.S. 98 and P.S. 52, as well as George Washington High School.
Private schools include Good Shepherd, a Catholic School.

Real Estate

Many of the buildings in Inwood are over 100 years old. Many apartments in the neighborhood feature high ceilings, sunken living rooms and are often larger, and certainly less expensive, than their counterparts downtown.

With stunning art deco lobbies, relief work, and even numerous Tudor style single family homes Inwood is a real estate wonderland. Some penthouse apartments have private terraces measuring hundreds of square feet and feature sweeping views of the Hudson River and surrounding parkland.

Co-ops and rentals are numerous in the area and most buildings are pet friendly.

Again, if you are thinking of buying or selling property in Inwood, please contact your Inwood expert.

Cole Thompson
New Heights Realty
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Bernard Berins July 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Cole
I was fortunate to have someone send me the link to your delightful website.

On December 6, 1941, the day before Pearl Harbor, my parents signed a contract to purchase 535 West 217 St. We moved in the next month when I was 2 1/2. We went to PS 98 and JHS 52. My brothers went to George Washington, I went to Stuyvesant.

I left 217th Street to enroll at Tulane University in New Orleans, my mother’s hometown in 1955 and have not left since.

Inwood was a great place to grow up. All of my friends were there, with many of them living in Park Terrace Gardens; some in penthouse apartments, including one that was directly across the street from our house. We had many adventures in the caves in Inwood Hill Park. Rode our bikes from Inwood Hill Park to Fort Tryon Park many times.

My parents sole 535 in 1973 and moved to New Orleans to be with all three sons who by then were all there.
Your website brought back memories.

Thanks

Bernard

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