8.4 out of 10

Wardwell Ave, Westerleigh

40.6206864999994 -74.1323014999259
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5

"Idyllically suburban"

Wardwell Avenue is pretty much picturesque suburban living. It spans only about 5 blocks long but is sufficiently removed from the main avenues (College, Jewett) to be peaceful.

There is a deli, the Westerleigh Deli on the corner of Wardwell and Maine which has been a neighborhood staple for over 20 years, though it seems to have lost some its life, vibrancy, and even cleanliness in recent years. Still, you can’t beat it for quickly picking up milk or a newspaper.

The only noisy section would have to be the corner of Wardwell and Leonard, where one can find P.S. 30. If you live nearby you’ll often hear the shrill sound of children playing at recess and can sometimes be a nightmare to maneuver and park near during busy times in the morning and at 3pm when local streets are clogged with parents and buses discharging and picking up kids.

Still, there are some large, gorgeous houses, particularly at the corners. One of the largest is currently undergoing renovation and there is speculation that the huge house & property may be turning into a multi-family home but there is no confirmation of that yet.

In general, it’s a great place to live because you have a school, deli, park, and bank within very easy walking distance in addition to lovely houses and well-kept gardens. There is a pretty even distribution of families with young children and older families. The section of Wardwell near the deli even has block parties sometimes and it’s heart-warming to see the sense of community.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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"Idyllically suburban"
40.6206864999994 -74.1323014999259
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Maine Ave

"On Maine Avenue"
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