Stretching from 220th street to the north to Dykman Street towards the south, Inwood is Manhattan’s northernmost neighborhood. It is flanked on both its east and west sides by the Harlem River and Hudson River, respectively, providing for breathtaking waterfront views from many of its apartments. The original site where the Dutch bought the island of Manhattan from the Lenape tribe - as well as the famous Inwood marble quarries that produced the majority of the stone used to construct NYC government buildings in the early 20th century - Inwood is an iconic neighborhood and an integral part of New York City’s history. Beautiful art-deco apartment buildings fill the neighborhood, and Inwood also boasts a suburban feel while still retaining easy access to a myriad of public transportation options, a very unique trait for a Manhattan neighborhood.
Inwood originally began as a Jewish and Irish neighborhood. More recently it has transitioned into a vibrant, predominantly Dominican community, although the landmarks of earlier residents remain. Home to Inwood Hill Park - Manhattan’s only official natural park - the neighborhood is also surrounded by a variety of other parks and artistic brilliance. The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art famous for its Medieval European tapestries, graces the neighborhood, as well as Isham Park, which often hosts a variety of free concerts, further illustrating that Inwood is the type of place with something for everyone. Dykman House, the oldest farmhouse in NYC, as well as the aforementioned Inwood Marble-made Seaman-Drake Arch, which is one of only two free-standing arches left in Manhattan, call the neighborhood home. Inwood prides itself on walking the fine line between historically conscious aesthetic beauty and some of the greenest parks within NYC. Also the birthplace of Hall of Fame basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Inwood is a source of pride for all of its residents, making it a wonderful place to call home.