The neighborhood of Co-op City is situated in the city of New York, New York.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Co-op City. To be more precise, it is very easy to reach public green spaces in the neighborhood, since there are around 10 of them nearby for residents to enjoy, such as Pelham Bay Park. Finally, this part of New York can be rather noisy, as traffic during rush hour can occasionally be loud, and businesses can also be a major contributor of noise, although there are still several quieter pockets.
The substantial proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Co-op City is an important part of its character. This area also has a variety of housing size options; properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy about 55% of the units in the neighborhood while the rest are occupied by owners. This neighborhood experienced its latest housing boom between 1960 and 1980, so most of the available housing stock is from this time period.
Property buyers will find that wherever their house is situated in this part of the city, primary schools and high schools are nearby. Residents have the choice between public and private elementary schools. Concerning food, both general and specialty grocery stores are usually accessible within a short walk from most properties for sale in Co-op City. Furthermore, a restaurant is typically just around the corner, and a limited selection of cafes can be found as well. Property owners benefit from a fair number of clothing stores within walking distance.
Co-op City allows house buyers to travel by several alternative methods of transportation. Thanks to about 10 nearby bus lines, the very good public transit infrastructure makes transit a viable option for many. Co-op City will also appeal to physically active house buyers since it is very convenient for traveling on foot; most daily needs can be carried out by walking, and various businesses are close by. Biking is occasionally challenging in Co-op City since riding is rendered difficult by the typically sloping topography. Nonetheless, some bicycling-friendly sectors can be found, and there are a fair number of bike lanes.