The neighborhood of Baychester is located within the city of New York, New York.
Baychester offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. Overall, it is easy to find energetic streets in this area. Although the nightlife is quiet, there are very often a very large number of people around. The greenery in this neighborhood is quite prominent as many tree-lined streets are around. There are a few public green spaces close by for residents to explore and they are especially well-spread out, making them very easy to reach from most locations in Baychester.
In Baychester, roughly one third of the dwellings are duplexes, and small apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This area experienced its biggest housing boom pre-1960, so most of the available properties are from this era. This neighborhood offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly two thirds of the population of this neighborhood own their home and one third are renters.
Both general and specialty grocery stores are usually accessible within a very short walk from any location in Baychester. There are approximately 10 grocery stores in this part of New York, and the best selection can be found on streets like Boston Road. Furthermore, Baychester is a very good place in which to eat out, and house buyers benefit from a few cafes as well. It is also a reasonably short walk to a decent choice of clothing stores, for instance on Gun Hill Road. With respect to education, residents will appreciate that wherever their home is situated in Baychester, both primary and secondary schools are nearby.
No matter the medium of transportation, it is very straightforward to get around in Baychester. Baychester will attract active people because it is very conducive to traveling on foot; all daily errands can be run without the use of a car, and various businesses are reasonably nearby. However, it is at times challenging to move around by bicycle in Baychester because there is a significant amount of hills, and the cycling infrastructure is somewhat poor. The public transit system in this part of the city is very practical as a result of Baychester Av Station with access to the 5 | Lexington Avenue Express Line and 5X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, and approximately 10 nearby bus lines. Commuting by car is also easy in Baychester. Nearby highways, such as New England Thruway, are especially easy to access from any location in this neighborhood.