Bensonhurst is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Bensonhurst is a great part of New York for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Finding things to do in this area is very easy. Even though the nightlife is quiet, there are a very large number of people around most of the time. McDonald Avenue is among the most lively streets in this area. Greenery is quite prominent in this part of New York; parks are very well-spread out and there are a few of them nearby for residents to discover, making it easy to access them. In addition, residents will find that the majority of streets have reasonably good tree coverage.
Most housing in Bensonhurst was constructed pre-1960, during its main housing boom. In this part of the city, roughly 30% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses. Around two thirds of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by renters whereas the rest are occupied by owners. This area also has a choice of housing size options; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is a very short walk to access primary as well as high schools from any location in this neighborhood. Home owners can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. In terms of eating, both general and specialty grocery stores are typically accessible within a very short walk from most properties for sale in this area. There are over 200 groceries in Bensonhurst, and the best variety can be found on streets like 85th Street. Likewise, thanks to 250-odd restaurants and cafes in Bensonhurst, there is usually a place to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. It is also very easy to access a selection of clothing stores on foot.
This part of New York does not necessitate driving as several other modes of transportation are at the disposal of property owners. Owing to various nearby rapid transit stations on the F | Queens Blvd Express/ 6 Av Local Line, Q | Broadway Express Line, W | Broadway Local Line, N | Broadway Local Line and D | 6 Avenue Express Line, and a few nearby bus lines, Bensonhurst is a very pleasant part of New York for getting around by public transit. This area is also very well-suited for walking; most common errands can be run on foot, and countless businesses of different types can be found as well. This neighborhood is quite amenable to cycling because Bensonhurst features a fairly good bicycling infrastructure.