Inwood

This northernmost Manhattan neighborhood’s pastoral scenery will surprise you.

Occupying the tip-top of Manhattan, Inwood is a residential neighborhood that feels far removed from the rest of the island’s fast-paced way of life. Outside of its bustling core, this neighborhood’s lushly forested park and local salt marsh resonate with low-key crowds that prefer a pastoral stroll rather than a power walk. Better still, Inwood’s distance doesn't detract from its rich diversity–the neighborhood is home to a distinct Dominican community.

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On the Map

Inwood is within Manhattan and bordered by Marble Hill, Spuyten Duyvil, Kingsbridge, Morris Heights, University Heights, Fordham, Washington Heights, Riverdale, and The Bronx

Laguardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 35 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 33 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 44 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Possible

A Tight-Knit Community at the Top of Manhattan

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Residents, visitors, and four-legged friends adore Inwood Hill Park for its pastoral respites.

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Inwood is a friendly place to stay with everything from quaint coffee shops, hip restaurants, Irish pubs, Latin night clubs and the only original old-wood forest left in New York City. You will find plenty to do while you're here, but it is also a great respite after a day with the crowds and frenetic pace in downtown Manhattan."

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.