Villanova Heights

Villanova Heights

Villanova Heights is a private N.Y.C. Community of 15 high end homes in Northwest Riverdale, 5 miles north of the George Washington Bridge and just off the Henry Hudson Parkway. It is a 15 minute drive to midtown.

The homes are individually designed in traditional, classic American styles. Each home has an outdoor pool and elevator. House sizes range from 7,500 – 15,000 sq. ft.  The lots are 25,000 sq. ft. The homes have been assigned market values in excess of $7 million by NYC Real Estate Tax Dept. Individual appraisals have been as high as $9 million.

The homes are not for sale. Currently there are 10 homes and all are leased. Lease terms run 2–5 years. Monthly rentals range from $17,500 – $25,000 which includes real estate taxes. All outdoor maintenance is included: landscaping, pool maintenance and snow removal. All indoor maintenance is done by Villanova Height’s staff.

Two new homes are under construction; 5021 Grosvenor Ave and 5031 Grosvenor Ave, are expected to be ready for occupancy in late Spring 2018. It is being built on a lot 280 ft. above sea level, the highest point in Hroux Country. This house is not yet rented. See renderings of aerial and floor plans under THE HOMES.

Please call (914-613-5510) or email for the availability of any of the homes.

The Riverdale Community

Villanova Heights is located in the peaceful and wonderfully convenient enclave of Riverdale on Hudson, in New York City, Bronx County only a short drive from Downtown Manhattan and Westchester. Riverdale begins just above Manhattan’s northern tip and is bordered on the west by the high ground along the majestic Hudson River, on the south by the Harlem River Ship Canal, on the east by Van Cortlandt Park, and on the north by the city of Yonkers in Westchester.

Riverdale, referred to as the “country in the city,” exudes a strong sense of Westchester-like suburbia. Numerous parks dot the landscape, including Brust, Ewen, Henry Hudson, Seton, and the 97-acre Riverdale Park. The Wave Hill mansion, with breathtaking views of the Hudson, offers twenty-eight magnificent acres of exotic botanical gardens, a museum, concerts, and festivals. Wave Hill’s new Perkins Visitor Center.

Riverdale is accessed by car via the Henry Hudson Parkway or Broadway. Midtown Manhattan is a 12 mile trip. The Metro North train (Riverdale or Spuyten Duyvil stations) is only a 23-minute ride to Grand Central. The IRT subway, #1 line, starts at 242nd Street and Broadway. MTA Express Buses also connect with Manhattan.

Prestigious Schools

Riverdale is home to three prestigious private schools:

Horace Mann, Riverdale Country School, and Ethical Culture Fieldston School. All are less than ½ mile from Villanova Heights.

Public elementary, middle, and high schools in the neighborhood include P.S. 24, P.S. 81, M.S. /H.S. 141. Many Riverdale residents also attend theBronx High School of Science and the High School for Environmental Studies.

Riverdale also boasts numerous excellent Jewish and Roman Catholic parochial schools. For yeshivas there are Gan Miriam Early Childhood Center, Riverdale Temple and The Riverdale YM-YWHA preschools, Kinneret Day School and Junior High, SAR Academy for grades 1-8, SAR High School, Yeshiva of Telshe Alumni, and the Yeshivas Ohavei Torah of Riverdale. The Catholic elementary schools in the area are St. Margaret of Cortona and St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church; the two Roman Catholic colleges are Manhattan College and the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Houses of Worship

The Jewish community has grown since 1947, when the Riverdale Temple (Reform) held its first service. Now the area includes five Orthodox synagogues, the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, and Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale.

There are several Christian houses of worship in Riverdale. These include St. Margaret of Cortona (Roman Catholic), St. Gabriel’s (Roman Catholic), St. Petros The Apostle Greek Orthodox Church, Riverdale Presbyterian Church, St. Stephen’s Methodist Church, Christ Church Riverdale (Episcopalian), and Carolina Baptist Church. Other religious centers in Riverdale include the Riverdale Islamic Center, the Buddhist Temple of Enlightenment, and the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture.

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