5.5 out of 10

Woodlawn Heights

Ranked 13th best neighborhood in The Bronx
40.896864500532 -73.8760859999625
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
Apr 01, 2017

"Hidden Gem"

I've lived in Woodlawn for nearly two years. It's a close-knit Irish neighborhood with a true "suburbs in the city" feeling. Wonderful pubs and bakeries on Katonah (main drag) and McLean Ave (in nearby Yonkers). Though you'll find basic amenities (grocery, laundromat, etc.) within easy walking distance, you'll find yourself heading to Westchester or Manhattan for major shopping, movies, the gym, or a better hospital than Montefiore's scary Wakefield campus. Since subway access is limited (bus to the 4, long walk to the 2/5 trains, depending on your location), most Woodlawn residents rely on Metro North for access to the city.

There are times I wish the area was less isolated and had more amenities, but you can't beat the cheap rent, peace and quiet, and--for students-- proximity to Fordham's Rose Hill campus, as well as The New York Botanical Garden. If you have a car, the College of Mount Saint Vincent and Wave Hill, both in Riverdale, are only 15-20 minutes away. History buffs will appreciate Woodlawn Cemetery, where Herman Melville and Miles Davis, among other prominent figures, are buried.

If you work in Manhattan and want to escape the grind at an affordable price, definitely explore this hidden gem in the Bronx!
Pros
  • Safe and quiet
Cons
  • Far from subways
  • Isolated from other areas of the Bronx
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Galway in the Bronx"

First, nobody calls this area "Woodlawn Heights", which is just a real estate tactic; it's simply known as Woodlawn, and this sometimes includes the area on the other side of the Bronx border in Yonkers. This is a very quiet, safe residential neighborhood tucked in between Yonkers and the Woodlawn Cemetery. The flavor here is decidedly Irish, with a large percentage of residents from there or 2nd generation Irish. Katonah Avenue, the main strip, is full of bars, restaurants, and delis catering to Irish sensibilities. Rambling House is famous for it's Irish food, lively music, and night scene. It's a short walk to McLean Avenue in Yonkers, which is a continuation of this Irish stronghold and there is no real discernible difference on the other side of the street. The only real drawback is that the neighborhood is isolated from the rest of the Bronx and you must rely on buses to connect you with subway line (unless you have very strong legs and can endure the walk.)
Pros
  • A few great bars
  • Irish flavor
  • Safe and quiet
Cons
  • Far from subways
  • Isolated from other areas of the Bronx
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Best Streets in Woodlawn Heights

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2

East 238th St

2.5/5
"Very Nice Area with a School Nearby"
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3

East 235th St

2.5/5
"Beauitful Location"
40.896864500532 -73.8760859999625
4

East 236th St

2.5/5
"Clean, Colorful, and Green"
40.8975530012603 -73.8753539999568
"The Busy Street"
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"Nice and Greenery"
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Unranked Streets in Woodlawn Heights

Katonah Ave

3.5/5
"The Main Drag"
40.9022206069682 -73.8680558255357

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