6.9 out of 10

The Bronx

Ranked 27th best city in New York
40.8782893583761 -73.8657469951975
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  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 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
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Bronx minus South Bronx= Great NY city"

Stay away from the South Bronx where there is low quality of life. The rest of the Bronx (Riverdale, Country Club, Schuylerville, Pelham etc) is better than Queens and Brooklyn New York.
Pros
  • Lots of schools
  • Lots of parks
Cons
  • south bronx
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • 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
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 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
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • 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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4/5
2yrs+

"THE FAMOUS FORDHAM"

Fordham Bronx is home to the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden. I have been to both places several times with and without my children and I loved it. The Botanical Garden is so romantic in the spring time. If you are into old architecture and style there is a part of Fordham that is called "Old Fordham Village" that still have cottages and buildings dating back to the colonial times in New England.
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Nicknamed "Cinema Island""

City Island has a very big nautical community. There are a number of yacht clubs, boatyards, and marinas. Majority of the restaurants here are seafood and or Italian restaurants. When I visited I found out that there is only one hotel here which is La Refuge Inn. During the summer time and holidays City Island can get a little crowded from people coming in to enjoy the great food and the beautiful sunset that can be witnessed from here. The Island is compiled with great shopping areas, and water views.
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"THE CO OPS ARE NICE"

Co Op city is the biggest residential housing in the U.S. It is a mixture of 236 townhouses and 35 high rises. Co Op city is like a city inside of New York City; it contains 3 shopping malls, 3 grade schools, 2 middle schools, a high school, corporate buildings, and an educational park that runs 25 acres. There are strict rules to becoming a resident here, you cannot have a felony conviction, have a credit score of 650, cannot be on section 8, and no other primary services. I recommend this place to older people and wealthy business people.
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Very Busy Edson Ave"

I’ve lived in the Bronx for 12 years now. I have lived in many different places in the Bronx…I am currently living on Edson Avenue.

I lived in my neighborhood for under 3 years now and I have to say that it’s changing daily. The closest busy street to me would have to be Boston Road & Baychester. On Boston Road you can catch any bus you like from the City buses heading towards The Bronx Zoo or you can catch the Westchester Buses going to New Rochelle or White Plains, NY. Also, if I walk 5 blocks from my house I can take the number 5 train heading to Manhattan or heading uptown. The Bronx has changed a lot, now Bay Plaza which is 15 minutes away from me has added more and more stores making shopping easier. Edson Ave has added new stores right next door to train station making it easier for people to grab something to eat before getting out or going into the train station.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2/5
2yrs+

"Not Really a Fan"

There are a plethora of low income neighborhoods in the Bronx, and this happens to be one of them. There are a lot of housing projects here, and the area has been known to suffer from some poverty and crime problems. Like most neighborhoods in the city, though, these bad news statistics are lower just about every year. This isn’t exactly a place where anyone in their right mind would love to send their children to school, either, and it’s highly unlikely that anyone who can afford to live somewhere else would stay here. That being said, there are certainly better places to live in the city if you have the option.
3/5
2yrs+

"EASY ACCESS TO STORES"

CLOSE TO THE CROSS BRONX EXPRESSWAY, GIVING ACCESS TO I95 WHICH CAN GET YOU TO I87 TO THE 278 THEN TRIBOROUGH BRIDGE AND INTO QUEENS IN AROUND 20 MINUTES WITH LIGHT TRAFFIC, BUT GREAT PLACE FOR SPANISH CARRIBIAN FOODS.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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"
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"Spuyten Duyvil is Southern part of Riverdale!"
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"Pretty houses and nice Italian restaurants"
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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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8

Bronxwood

3.5/5
"Quite friendly neighborhood...a bit of a commute from the city"
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"Galway in the Bronx"
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10

Bedford Park

3/5
"A Truly Working-Class Oasis"
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