5.9 out of 10

East 205th St, Bedford Park

Ranked 5th best street in Bedford Park
40.875332812432 -73.8859274941377
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Vibrant Transitional Community"

Confusing street number it is as mentioned before but the East 205th between Grand Concourse and East Mosholu Parkway South with a small cross street named Lisbon Place, is a growing transitioning community with diversity in cultures and in housing with a mix of apartment buildings mixed in with single and multi-family cute homes that decorate their front porches according to the seasons.

The East 205th Street has a Block Association that was started by property owners on the block to better improve the curb appeal and beautify the neighborhood for it's residents. Just recently the block became tree-lined with an addition of 9 new trees with pending tree guards to protect them coming soon for 2013 and 2014. It's a mixed income neighborhood with a new building on Lisbon Place creating this niche of a community. Mosholu Parkway is the backyard of this community with a new focus to conserve the parkland, improve, protect and beautify with a new Friends of Mosholu Parkland also in it's infancy of formation. Residents on this block vary from professionals, to small business owners, to students, and even low income. It's a good mix that balances this changing community. Tenants here have lived on this block for over 20 years with property owners being here over 40 years and one of them being here 80 years. A forward movement is in effect.

Business around the corner on East 204th are also being watched over by the residents on East 205th since it's the closest shopping around. Four new trees have been planted on East 204th with the request help of residents on East 205th street. Residents and property owners are actively encouraging new small business to come into the area and introduce new products and services that the residents from East 205th could benefit from.

It's not Manhattan and it shouldn't be. It's the place you go to after you come back from Manhattan to get out of Manhattan overwhelming chaos. This is a residential area that could be the next up and coming borough neighborhood like a Williamsburg in Brooklyn that was even a worse neighborhood and look at it now with the help of committed people.

Great for commuting into Manhattan since it's a 3 to 7 minute walk to the D train and 4 train. The Norwood section that houses two major hospitals and business areas are within a very easy reach.
Tourist area; Botanical Gardens, Bronx Zoo, Arthur Avenue Little Italy, Fordham Shopping area.
It's a pretty block with caring and environmental conscious people and though there is still issues to work on, it's a great place to live on a budget and an ideal place to welcome a new Mosholu Village of trendy coffee shops, diners, tea lounges, with the help of Manhattanites and Brooklynites that are now coming to this area for varies reasons.
Pros
  • Tree lined block towards green landscape parkway land
  • East 205th Street Block Association
  • Great mix of apartment buildings, single and multi-family houses
  • Plenty of stores
Cons
  • Street was designed in a weird way
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Confusing"

People who are not familiar with this area may not realize that Mosholu Pkwy bisects this street and it begins again on the other side, in Norwood. There is very little here on this side except houses, buildings, Harris Park Mosholu Pkwy, and the entrance to a subway yard.
Cons
  • Not much here
  • Street was designed in a weird way
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Street Splits at Grand Concourse"

I used to live in the area and when I went down 205th Street to reach La Cabana 2, and I was on the other side of the Grand Concourse. In other words, I was on the side that connected to the E. Mosholu Parkway. What an inconvenience. So in order to get to one side of East 205th Street to the other side, you have to jump barriers on the Grand Concourse, or go down so far on the Grand Concourse until you are allowed to turn left and then go across and then turn left to go back to East 205th St. Not a smart way to split a street.
Pros
  • Plenty of stores
Cons
  • Street was designed in a weird way

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