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The Manhasett #2JK (Douglas Elliman) The Manhasett #2JK (Douglas Elliman)
When most people think of living on a cul-de-sac, they imagine a peaceful place to build a sense of community and see their children play safely. Even the childfree appreciate the tranquility that comes with no through traffic.

Manhattan is short on cul-de-sacs, but sections of Riverside Drive of the Upper West Side enjoy a similar atmosphere. The non-commercial streets provide a relatively peaceful ambiance, but local shops, restaurants, schools, services, and transportation are a short walk away. Additionally, as a local told The New York Times, “Riverside has a sense of place that Central Park doesn’t.” While the 222-acre park does not attract tourists in droves, Riverside Park does draw area residents to its tennis courts, basketball courts, skateboarding and bike areas, playgrounds, and green space.
Riverside-Park-01 Pretty parkfront real estate can be found further west than Central Park (Riverside Park via Halstead)

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33 Riverside Drive
33 Riverside Drive Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
120 Riverside Boulevard
120 Riverside Boulevard Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
The Chateaux, 314 West 100th Street
The Chateaux, 314 West 100th Street Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
252 West 102nd Street
252 West 102nd Street Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
312 West 82nd Street
312 West 82nd Street Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
Riverside Drive Riverside Drive near its start at West 72nd Street (CityRealty)
In many sections, Riverside Park bleeds within Riverside Drive
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Riverside Park serves as the unofficial backyard for the apartments lining the street. At one point, Riverside Drive was home to The Charles Schwab House, a full-block mansion with abundant yard space that was the largest home ever built in Manhattan. While it was replaced with a rather charmless cooperative after Mr. Schwab's death, much of the area consists of stately prewar designs.

New condo construction is relatively rare in the area and mostly concentrated in the Riverside Boulevard development at the south end, started by Donald Trump and finished by other developers (and in the news for their efforts to remove the Trump name). Other notable new condos in the area, much of which is a historic district, are conversions of prewar buildings like 555 West End Avenue, a onetime school, and The Chatsworth.
CityRealty data shows that co-ops along Riverside Drive largely maintained their value and, as the neighborhood became more spruced up over the years, gradually increased. While deals plummeted in the second quarter of 2020 due to the pandemic, Riverside Drive's green space and peaceful atmosphere let it stand out in New York.

350-West-71st-Street-01 All images of 350 West 71st Street via Compass
Classic elegance meets contemporary living in this condominium, which looks out on a tree-lined cul-de-sac and picturesque historic architecture. The open kitchen is outfitted with custom French Canadian cabinetry, marble countertops and backsplash, and Miele appliances, including a vented stove. The master suite features generous closet space and a stunning bath with custom vanity, marble countertops, radiant heated floors, and Waterworks fixtures. See floor plan and full details here.

11-Riverside-Drive-01 All images of The Schwab House via Halstead
Enter this home in a full-service cooperative through a gracious foyer, and arrive to west-facing views of Riverside Park and the Hudson River. The living room features through-wall air conditioning, elegant cove lighting, and stylish built-in storage cabinets. The kitchen has been updated with quartz countertops, glass backsplash, contemporary cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a chalkboard wall. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

300-West-109th-Street-01 All images of The Manhasset via Douglas Elliman
Fully renovated home in a landmarked Beaux-Arts building boasts high ceilings, beautiful woodwork, and large windows throughout. Adjacent to the living room with gorgeous treetop views, a dining room with a wall of windows could be turned into a third bedroom. The eat-in kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and plenty of cabinet storage. A video tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

314-West-100th-Street-01 All images of 314 West 100th Street via Sotheby's International Realty
Sophisticated, maisonette-style home in a Renaissance Revival-style building has been fully renovated to feature an open layout, though not at the expense of its high vaulted ceilings and windows in every room. Additional enhancements include three zones of ductless air conditioning, a wine fridge in the kitchen, a stacked in-unit washer/dryer, and generous closet space throughout. Residential amenities include virtual doorman, live-in superintendent, storage, bike room, and roof deck. A video tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

33-Riverside-Drive-01 All images of 33 Riverside Drive via Brown Harris Stevens
Located in a prewar building that George and Ira Gershwin once called home, this studio is rich in prewar details like high beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. The windowed eat-in kitchen has been updated with Caesarstone countertops, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. Additional features include full-sized sleeping alcove, recessed lighting in the living area, and fully outfitted closet space. A video tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.
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235-West-102nd-Street-01 All images of The Broadmoor via The Corcoran Group
Corner unit on the Upper West Side boasts southern exposure, hardwood floors with prewar inlay, gracious entry foyer, spacious living room, corner dining area with built-in banquette, and custom galley kitchen. The master suite features double exposures, two fitted closets, and windowed bath. The sizable second bedroom comes with generous storage space and a built-in queen-sized bed. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

340-West-86th-Street-01 All images of The Netherlands via Compass
Beautifully renovated prewar condo boasts soaring ceilings, an impressive windowed gallery, and expansive views of historic architecture and Riverside Park. The kitchen has been updated with new stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and a wine fridge. The master bedroom features incredible natural light, a large walk-in closet, and a luxurious en suite baths. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

210-Riverside-Drive-01 All images of 210 Riverside Drive via Sotheby's International Realty
Elegant apartment near Riverside Drive's Joan of Arc statue is rich in lovingly preserved prewar details like high ceilings, oversized windows, original parquet flooring, two-panel doors with original fixtures, arched entryway, and turn-of-the-century pendant light fixtures and wall sconces. However, the windowed kitchen is up to contemporary standards with PaperStone countertops, bamboo flooring, generous storage, and top-of-the-line appliances. Just off the large bedroom, the bath has been preserved with the original cast-iron bathtub and oversized pedestal sink. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

252-West-102nd-Street-01 All images of 252 West 102nd Street via The Corcoran Group
Triplex apartment in a prime prewar building boasts loft-like layout, soaring ceilings, oversized windows, exposed brick, and wood-burning fireplace at the heart of the home. Just off the dining area, the open kitchen has been renovated with attractive cabinetry and generous counter space. The full-floor master suite enjoys gorgeous views of area architecture, and the upper-level bedroom suite opens up to a large private terrace. See floor plan and full details here.

240-Riverside-Boulevard-01 All images of The Heritage via LKW International Real Estate
Expansive, ultra-private apartment enjoys incredible views of the Hudson River from all sides. Riverside Park is a stone's throw away, but the large living room opens up to an expansive private terrace. It is in an amenity-rich building with a private courtyard, fitness center, pool, spa and steam room, library, card room, and screening room. See floor plan and full details here.

312-West-82nd-Street-01 All images of 312 West 82nd Street via Leslie J. Garfield
Single-family townhouse on a tree-lined block was designed by Clarence True in 1894. Over 100 years later, it remains rich in prewar architectural details. Features include a formal dining room, a grand living room, five large bedrooms, a south-facing private garden, and a private terrace on the fourth floor. See floor plan and full details here.

545-West-End-Avenue-01 All images of The Florence via Compass
South-facing apartment boasts a welcoming layout, stunning natural light, high beamed ceilings, refinished hardwood floors, and a refined color scheme. The kitchen has been updated with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and granite countertops. Additional enhancements include new crown molding, new windows, custom blinds, new lighting fixtures, a freshly tiled foyer, and updated California closets. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

120-Riverside-Boulevard-01 All images of 120 Riverside Boulevard via BLU Realty Group
Gut-renovated corner condo enjoys incredible natural light and stunning Hudson River views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The open living/dining area flows seamlessly into a kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. It is in a white-glove, full-service building with a fitness center, indoor pool, spa, media room, children's playroom, and rooftop terrace. See floor plan and full details here.

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