6.0 out of 10

Bedford Park

Ranked 9th best neighborhood in The Bronx
40.8725750522616 -73.886402628642
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Truly Working-Class Oasis"

I have lived here on and off since for 11 years and spent even more time before that. The neighborhood has changed slightly, but it is still one of the better areas in the Bronx. It has large 6-story buildings, as well as single family homes. There are lots of trees and houses of worship. The transportation is great: 3 subway lines (east AND westside access), a Metro-North station, and several bus lines, including Express buses to Manhattan. I am satisfied here and have no intention of leaving anytime soon. However, I do wish that the affordable housing would stop being built here, as the perk of living here is a true working-class neighborhood that is spacious and not overcrowded. It would also be nice if newcomers took care of their new neighborhood as well as we do.
Pros
  • Great transportation
  • Education from cradle to college
  • Close to many of the Bronx's tourist spots- Botanical Gardens, Bronx Zoo, Lehman College, Arthur Ave.
Cons
  • New low-income "affordable" and suportive housing is crowding and bringing the area down.
  • Some believe Mosholu Pkwy is their own private backyard and litter.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bedford Park, Bronx NYC is okay..don't expect it to be Manhattan!!!"

Bedford Park is in the northern part of the Bronx in NYC. For those who are not familiar with the Bronx I personally consider it to be one of the better areas of the Bronx. It's no Manhattan so don't expect the glitz. If you are use to pristine streets, classy high rises and a suburban appearance this area may not be for you. The rents in this area as for much of the Bronx are lower than most areas in NYC.

There are not a lot of eateries mainly just small local businesses. Usually if I wanted to go shopping I would take the B, D or 4 trains to Fordham Road where there are LOTS of places to shop and eat.
I actually attended Lehman College which is located in this neighborhood and transportation is okay especially during rush hour—the 4, D and B service the area. I have attended classes in the evening…there are usually people out so I have never felt afraid…but I am a Native New Yorker ….so my advice would be to be alert to your surroundings at all times.

There are parks nearby, Jerome Park is one of them and local buses will take you to both the NY Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo if you are looking for something to do or want to experience some nature.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Great for residents, not tourists"

This neighborhood was never overtaken by the problems that plagued the south Bronx, and it remains a stable community that is clean and safe – and as a plus, it borders on the New York Botanical Gardens. The commute into Manhattan is not too bad – about thirty minutes to Midtown (though you may want to reconsider this location if you have to be downtown in the Financial District everyday). The neighborhood is a great one for residents (who don’t want to do too much traveling, or who aren’t young enough to want to be around twenty-somethings as often as possible) – it is scenic with beautiful parks, and the transportation and housing don’t field many complaints, either.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Bedford Park

1

East 201st St

3.5/5
"I Lived Here Years Ago"
40.8710073102042 -73.8835339577652
2

Webster Ave

3/5
"The Botanical Square"
40.8671513455528 -73.8838106599223
"The Main Drag"
40.8699413616602 -73.8853105470632
"A lot of little conveniences and scenic too.."
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"Vibrant Transitional Community"
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6

East 206th St

2.5/5
"Comparable to Living in Riverdale"
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7

East 202nd St

2.5/5
"Very Short Street - Only Covers a Couple of Long Blocks"
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8

East 203rd St

2.5/5
"Almost Like E. 202nd St - Very Short"
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9

Grand Concourse

1.5/5
"Not a perfect place to raise children because of the street traffic"
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Unranked Streets in Bedford Park

Briggs Ave

2.5/5
"Great Food, Friendly People and great unknown icecream shop!"
40.8699239447016 -73.8876682435514

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