There are countless money-making possiblilities in this outstanding Inwood location! See your new or existing business here, surrounded by residential buildings and incredible Highbridge Park, and Harlem River Drive is just a few blocks away.
Inwood Population and Population Growth:
1-mi 3-mi 5-mi
Population (‘09) 144,826 1,000,736 2,089,954
% Change (’99-’09) 9.4% 15.17% 15.39%
The site is highly visible and accessible via several major roads. Harlem River Drive is a major north-south route that begins – or ends, as the case may be – in Inwood, just moments away from 3801 10th Avenue. This route handles approximately 100,000 vehicles per day according to the New York State Department of Transportation, and many of the commuters either exiting or entering the highway are likely to pass right by your storefront. Just a few blocks to the east lies the University Heights Bridge, which allows passage over the Harlem River to approximately 45,000 vehicles per day. The bridge also provides access from Inwood to Interstate 87 and Fordham Rd.
Your business would also gain attention from traffic headed to popular Highbridge Park, where the 130-acre space attracts New Yorkers looking for relaxation and recreation. Three miles of new bike trails, a recreation center and community pool, and magnificent cliffs and outcroppings overlooking the Harlem River are found here, and so much more – this park has been a destination since 1867 and is just as cherished today.
Fort Tryon Park is just a short walk away as well, containing one of the highest points in Manhattan as well as the magnificent and very popular Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and official New York City landmark that houses art and relics from medieval times. The building was reconstructed in the 1930’s from materials salvaged from several European abbeys and is truly a work of art in and of itself. The park also offers great vistas because of its elevation, as well as playgrounds, gardens, and historical landmarks.
Directly to the east of this opportunity are Dyckman Houses, a 14+ acre complex that consists of seven 14-story buildings. There is a total of 1,167 apartments that are home to approximately 2,580 residents, and is the complex that basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar grew up in. Your business could be the first one residents see as they leave each morning, and when they return each night!
Public transportation is available within a few blocks, with the number one train accessible via the Inwood-207th Street terminal. This subway had a drastic 13.8% increase in traffic in 2010, providing transportation to 2,747,423 passengers – a good sign that Inwood is popularizing and will be requiring the goods and services your business will provide.
The commercial climate is stable in the surrounding immediate areas, and the sidewalks in the neighborhood are very pedestrian-friendly as a result. Just two blocks north on 10th Avenue are several varieties of restaurants, grocery, and specialty stores. In the immediate vicinity there is an auto body shop, St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, and St. Jude’s School. Just a few blocks away are West 207th Street and West Fordham Road, both containing major shopping strips.
- One-story retail/commercial building totalling 6,000 square feet
- Four units, including garage/auto body shop and rear yard area
- Close to major commercial/shopping districts on 10th Avenue, West 207th Street, and West Fordham Road
- Just off tree-lined Harlem River Drive
- Highly visible crossroads location
- Wide variety of commercial possibilities
- Storefront windows and garage and entry doors protected by roll-down shutters and gates
- Pedestrian-friendly area
- Public parking and public transportation nearby
There is much evidence supporting the fact that Inwood and its neighboring Washington Heights have pride and a strong sense of community. Events bring residents and surrounding community members out onto the sidewalks and past your door! Some examples of these events and community dedication include:
- 2011 Uptown Arts Stroll: a celebration of the prevalent art and culture scene in Washington Heights and Inwood, with live performances and honorary guests.
- The Washington Heights Inwood Coalition: a non-profit group focused on improving daily life for residents that request their help. Workshops and recreational activities made available to families wanting to commit to a happy and healthy lifestyle.
- Partnerships for Parks “It’s My Park Day”: community clean-up events held at various parks, for instance May 21, 2011 was dog park Homer’s Run’s turn. Park-goers raked, cleaned, and planted flowers.
Stake your claim on a really superb location, in a proudly growing neighborhood. Don’t miss this one – call now!