The neighborhood of Parkchester is situated within the city of New York, New York.
Parkchester is a great part of New York for home buyers who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Overall, finding things to do in this neighborhood is very easy. Although this area is not known for its nightlife, the streets are almost always busy with people. This area also features a fair amount of greenery as there are numerous tree-lined streets. There are a few green spaces close by for residents to enjoy, including Bronx River Parkway, and they are especially well-located, making it very easy to get to them.
Renters occupy roughly three quarters of the units in Parkchester while the rest are occupied by owners. The predominance of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this area is an important part of its character. The homes in this neighborhood are very old, because the majority of its dwellings were constructed prior to the 1960s, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s. Notably, this part of New York is good for those looking for one bedroom homes.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in this neighborhood. In addition, with 100-odd restaurants and cafes in Parkchester, there is typically a spot to get some food or drink just around the corner, for instance on Archer Road. It is also a short distance to a very good selection of clothing stores. Regarding education, it is a very short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from most homes for sale in Parkchester. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
Parkchester does not demand driving because various other methods of transportation are available. This neighborhood features an excellent public transit system as a result of Parkchester Station with access to the 6 | Lexington Avenue Local Line and 6X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, and a few nearby bus lines. It is also especially convenient for pedestrians to navigate this area; most common errands can be run without having to use a vehicle, and plenty of businesses are very nearby. The bike is a somewhat poor method of transportation in this area because riding is made strenuous by the often sloping area, and the cycling network is not especially comprehensive.