5.4 out of 10

Kingsbridge Ave, Kingsbridge

40.8815596371903 -73.904872714682
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Hidden History of Kingsbridge"

Kingsbridge Avenue originates at Terrace View Avenue, in the Marble Hill section of the Bronx. Marble Hill was at one time a part of the island of Manhattan, but was cut off when a shipping channel was dug.

Kingsbridge is so named because it once led to the first bridge connecting the island of Manhattan with the mainland. It was called the King's Bridge. (This was before the Revolutionary War.) It was via the King's Bridge that George Washington re-entered Manhattan after the British left for the last time. This is the basis for the name of the entire area, the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.

Modern-day Kingsbridge Avenue is mainly residential, and for most of it, lined with apartment buildings of five or six storeys. Many of them are walk-up buildings, built in the early part of the twentieth century. The main shopping area is 231st street, with many small stores and service businesses, such as dry cleaners and nail salons. There is a branch of the New York Public Library on 231st Street. There is a Target and a Stop n' Shop in the neighborhood. The Fiftieth Police Precinct is located on the corner of Kingsbridge Avenue near its end at 238th Street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Kingsbridge

"Perfect Place - Great Area"
40.8780255004709 -73.9083520013141

Godwin Ter

"Quiet Street Among the Bustle of Kingsbridge"
40.879106718079 -73.9060122691184

West 238th St

"Typical of the area with some great perks"
40.8853638535026 -73.9014336916316

Unranked Streets in Kingsbridge

Irwin Ave

"On Irwin Avenue"
40.8880385004445 -73.9026889961846

I-- 87

"Bronx Trivia on a Residential Street"
40.878969046244 -73.9033416533494

Corlear Ave

"Corlear Avenue in Historic Kingsbridge"
40.882947495275 -73.9048730376069

Kimberly Pl

"Tiny Little Residential Street"
40.8777690804588 -73.9058136616575
"Hidden History of Kingsbridge"
40.8815596371903 -73.904872714682
"Tibbett Avenue 4-1-1"
40.8820909347761 -73.9071173606677
"West 230th Street"
40.877716378483 -73.9074502650097

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