The neighborhood of Greenwood is located in the city of New York, New York.
Greenwood offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces. This part of New York has a large number of places for those looking for a dynamic vibe. Even though there are few nearby entertainment venues, there are crowds of people around most of the time, and with its a few bars, there are options for nighttime activities. This part of the city also features not that much greenery; more specifically, residents will find that there are relatively few tree-lined streets. However, a lot of locations in the neighborhood have reasonably good access to green spaces, like Park, since there are a few of them nearby for residents to unwind in.
Around 45% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Greenwood, while large apartment buildings and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. This neighborhood experienced its biggest housing boom pre-1960, so most of the available homes are from this time period. This part of the city also has quite a good selection of unit sizes - houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 70% of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by renters whereas owners occupy the remainder.
It is a short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from any location in this part of New York. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With respect to food, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in Greenwood. 9th Avenue is among the best streets for groceries. Likewise, owing to over 50 restaurants and about 10 coffee shops, Greenwood is a very good place in which to eat out. It is also very convenient to get to a number of clothing stores on foot, for example on 4th Avenue.
This part of New York will attract home owners that appreciate several modes of transportation. Active house buyers will value the very pedestrian-friendly character of this neighborhood; all daily errands can be run on foot, and there are also a very large number of businesses in proximity. In contrast, the bike is a sometimes poor mode of transportation in this part of the city because the cycling network is not very extensive, and there is a significant amount of hills. Nevertheless, a fair number of families choose to move around by bicycle. Thanks to 3 rapid transit stations (36 St Station, Prospect Av Station and 25 St Station) with access to the R | Broadway Local Line, 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 about 20 nearby bus lines, the great public transit access allows people to get to many destinations without needing a vehicle. Commuting by car is also easy in Greenwood. Nearby highways, such as Brooklyn Queens Expressway, are especially easy to drive to from any home in Greenwood.