The neighborhood of Belle Harbor is part of the city of New York, New York.
Belle Harbor offers a slower-paced ambience and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time in green spaces. Greenery is reasonably present in this area as the tree canopy coverage for many streets is good. Getting to public green spaces, like Park and Rockaway Beach, is very easy from the majority of locations within the neighborhood since there are a few of them nearby for residents to relax in. The noise levels in this neighborhood are also low, as the streets are tranquil.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing many of the dwellings in Belle Harbor, while duplexes are also present in the housing stock. This neighborhood offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Around 95% of the population of this neighborhood own their home whereas the remainder are renters. A majority of the housing growth in this part of New York happened prior to the 1960s.
Both primary and secondary schools are very easy to walk to from anywhere in this part of the city. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools. Regarding food, the nearest supermarket in Belle Harbor is usually only a rather short walk away. A small variety of restaurants and cafes is available as well.
Driving is a good mode of transportation in Belle Harbor. It is easy to park. However, traveling by transit can be at times challenging in this part of the city by reason of the service's low frequency. Nonetheless, the neighborhood is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most houses. It is easy to commute by bike in this area as it is an even ride to most destinations, and the cycling infrastructure is quite well-developed. In contrast, on the other hand, traveling on foot is not particularly practical for home buyers in this neighborhood as running common errands is inconvenient without using a car.