The neighborhood of City Island is located in the city of New York, New York.
The character of City Island is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. This neighborhood features a fair amount of greenery as the tree canopy coverage for most streets is good. Green spaces are easy to reach, since getting to the closest one is easy from the majority of houses and there are a few parks nearby for residents to visit. This part of the city is also great for those who prefer quiet areas, as the streets are generally especially peaceful.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing roughly half of the dwellings in City Island, and small apartment buildings and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. This part of the city also has quite a good choice of housing size options - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around three quarters of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners while renters occupy the remainder. A majority of the housing growth in this part of the city occurred before the 1960s.
Both primary and secondary schools are convenient to access on foot from any location in City Island. Locals are served by public and private elementary schools. With respect to eating, the nearest supermarket in this part of New York is typically only a very short walk away. Likewise, it is easy to walk to the closest coffee shop, and there are also approximately 40 restaurants in City Island.
This part of New York will draw physically active house buyers since it is suitable for traveling on foot, although daily errands are challenging to run without the use of a car. However, City Island is not especially bicycling-friendly as there is a significant amount of elevation changes, and there are a limited number of bike lanes. Commuting by public transit is difficult in this area. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines, and bus stops are ordinarily nearby. In contrast, driving is a very good transportation option in City Island. It is convenient to park.