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6.9 out of 10

The Bronx

Ranked 27th best city in New York
40.8782893583761 -73.8657469951975
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Country Lovers
  • Tourists
  • Beach Lovers
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Borough of Universities & Parks, Fantastic Public Transportation, Safer Than You Think, Gem in Riverdale, Fieldston, Spuyten Duyvil, Kingsbridge"

FACT: More park land than any borough.
FACT: More colleges and universities than any borough.
FACT: Best subway and commuter trains (very short commute to midtown).
FACT: Crime is way way way down in the borough and the neighborhoods in Riverdale have always been safer than all Manhattan neighborhoods including the Upper East & West sides. Overall crime in the borough is down despite the fact that all the crimes committed on Rikers Island get unjustly dumped onto the Bronx crime stats although the only road to the prison is by Astoria/Ditmars in Queens! When Rikers correctional officers need extra assistance by the NYPD they contact cops from the 114th precinct in Queens. Also community board 1 in Queens addresses all issues concerning Rikers and may even get extra funds to do so. Do not know why the Bronx unjustly gets credit for Queens' crimes.

Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the Botanical Garden, Wave Hill & the soon to be completed Kingsbridge Hockey Armory make the Bronx a tourist destination. The restaurants may not be as fancy as midtown Manhattan but they are authentic and tasty (Arthur Avenue, City Island and Johnson Avenue have some of the best). Schools? Bronx Science and American Studies at Lehman are not just the best in the city, they are in the top 50 in the entire country. The private schools are elite and some of the best in the nation. There is also a burgeoning arts and music scene in Kingsbridge and Mott Haven.

There is a Brooklyn real estate bubble (seriously how much for Bushwick?) and the properties in Queens are too small for modern day man. So if you're looking to buy or rent, consider the Bronx and get the best bang for your buck! I recommend Fieldston, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Kingsbridge, Pelham Bay, Morris Park, Schuylerville & CC.
Pros
  • Safer than you think
  • Parks, Schools & Universities, Public Transportation, Restaurants
  • Best Bang for your Buck for Buyers and Renters
  • Lots of parks
  • Lots of schools
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"The Home of the Bronx Bombers"

The area around Yankee Stadium is not exactly the greatest looking place. The streets are lousy looking. Dirt and pollution are around. The subways are filthy. The only bright spot is right near the stadium where the grounds are clean. But when you go away from the stadium, the place begins to look horrible.

People go there because of the Yankees. But these are diehard fans.
Pros
  • Space for cars to park
Cons
  • Little too dirty in spots
  • Too many people at times
  • Unsafe place to be
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
ShannonLGilstad
ShannonLGilstad Have you actually ever been outside of 161 Street to say all that? There are plenty of nice, quiet, clean residential neighborhoods.
2yrs+
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Best Neighborhoods in The Bronx

1

Riverdale

4.5/5
"FACT: Lowest crime in the entire borough is the 50th Precinct in Riverdale!"
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2

Country Club

4/5
"Grate place to live"
40.8415655796592 -73.820052988658
"Spuyten Duyvil is Southern part of Riverdale!"
40.8812883465545 -73.9152499801594
5

Throggs Neck

4/5
"Pretty much the only decent neighborhood in the bronx."
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6

Morris Park

3.5/5
"Best Town In the Bronx!"
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7

Fieldston

3.5/5
"The Nicest Neighborhood in the Bronx"
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9

Pelham Bay

3/5
"Nice area"
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10

Bedford Park

3/5
"A Truly Working-Class Oasis"
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"A beautiful gem in a bustling city"
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12

Kingsbridge

3/5
"West of the major Deegan is the best! Little NYC secret"
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