New York, NY

Roosevelt Island

Buy:
$468K - $1.4M
For Sale on Trulia:
13 homes
Rent:
$2.99K - $7.1K
For Rent on Trulia:
22 homes
To Downtown New York:
31 minutes
7 Schools:
Rated 2/10 - 9/10

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What Locals Say

At least 76 Trulia users voted on each feature.
  • 96%
    Kids play outside
  • 95%
    It's dog friendly
  • 93%
    People would walk alone at night
  • 91%
    There are sidewalks
  • 91%
    It's walkable to grocery stores
  • 91%
    Streets are well-lit
  • 78%
    It's walkable to restaurants
  • 77%
    It's quiet
  • 72%
    There's holiday spirit
  • 54%
    They plan to stay for at least 5 years
  • 51%
    There are community events
  • 50%
    Parking is easy
  • 48%
    Neighbors are friendly
  • 27%
    There's wildlife
  • 20%
    Car is needed
  • 7%
    Yards are well-kept
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  • Trulia User
    "Amazing commute via public transportation you can use the tramway to Manhattan, the F train uptown and downtown with all other connections and the Q102 to Astoria Queens, ride a city bike or drive. 👏 🙀 😮 "
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  • Trulia User
    "Quick and easy. Lots of options:subway, tram, ferry, car, bicycle. I’ve never seen anyone try to swim (no doubt illegal) but even that might be technically feasible if you are feeling particularly cheeky. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Great commute minutes away from Manhattan and queens via train or tram. Commute is great if you drive as well Manhattan Brooklyn queens all minutes away via car"
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  • Trulia User
    "Best neighborhood in manhattan. School is great it’s very family friendly. Only hang not a single bar currently aside do the diner."
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  • Trulia User
    "Pros: Safe and quiet oasis in the middle of Manhattan. Many many families with kids. Diverse population. Lots of international residents. Completely accessible for wheel chair users & strollers. Amazing river views everywhere. Well maintained paths around the whole island. Parks and playgrounds abound. No rats!! None! No garbage on the streets. Free “red bus” transportation. Cons: Spotty weekend F train. Virtually nowhere to eat out & almost no food deliveries. 1 grossly overpriced, poorly stocked grocery store. "
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  • Trulia User
    "Farmers market, tree lighting, Roosevelt island festival, cherry blossom festival, outdoor yoga, events at FDR Park"
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  • Trulia User
    "Still feels limited despite the F train, tram, and ferry as well as car service options. A second subway line would be great. "
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  • Trulia User
    "It’s quiet compared to the rest of the city, you can walk any time of day, everyone is super trustworthy"
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  • Trulia User
    "I appreciate the red busses. They are in frequent when I leave in the morning though. I normally walk to the train or tram. "
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  • Trulia User
    "My favorite area in nyc. If if we’re not for the expensive condos I would raise my family here. Overall perfect neighborhood for students/young professionals working in Manhattan/families who can afford the rent or mortgage for a big family. "
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  • Trulia User
    "It is like living in a park yet 3 minutes to Manhattan and/or LIC. Very good neighborhood if you'd like to relax after hectic work. Very well connected with F train with main spots in Manhattan. I'd say probably the best neighborhood in the city when you consider all parameters."
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  • Trulia User
    "Small, quiet, easy access to Mahatran and LIC. 24-year resident. I really like living here. The views are great too!"
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  • Trulia User
    "The views. The small town feel. The close proximity to Manhattan. Waterfront. The quiet. The diversity."
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  • Trulia User
    "Very diverse neighborhood. Quiet and friendly and incredibly safe. Beautiful scenery, green space, and friendly neighbors. "
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  • Trulia User
    "I live in the neighborhood which is very quiet and tranquil. Love it accessible to all modes of transportation and very close to the city."
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  • Trulia User
    "This neighborhood is a hidden gem in the city which is quickly gentrifying given the completion of the new school."
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  • Trulia User
    "Very expensive place to live in.. every year Realtors are hiking the prices.. the ratio of people moving out is 7/10."
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Safety and Crime

Roosevelt Island crime
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What Locals Say About Safety

At least 76 Trulia users voted on each feature.
  • 93%
    People would walk alone at night
  • 91%
    There are sidewalks
  • 91%
    Streets are well-lit
Learn more about our methodology.

Schools

GreatSchools ratings are based on test scores and additional metrics when available.
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