The neighborhood of South Bronx is located in the city of New York, New York.
South Bronx offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. It is very easy to find bustling streets in this neighborhood. Although the nightlife is limited, there are usually masses of people around. Melrose Avenue is among the most lively streets in this area. The greenery in this neighborhood is quite prominent; there are approximately 30 green spaces nearby for residents to relax in, including Park and Railroad Park, and they are especially well-spread out, making them very easy to access. Residents will also find that the tree canopy coverage for the majority of streets is fairly good.
Most homes in South Bronx were constructed prior to the 1960s, during its main housing boom. The predominance of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this area is an important part of its character. Renters occupy roughly 90% of the properties in South Bronx whereas owners occupy the remainder. This neighborhood also has a good selection of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is especially convenient to get to both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from any home in this area. Likewise, there are over 200 restaurants and around 10 cafes to experience in South Bronx. It is also a very short walk to an excellent choice of clothing stores, for example along 167th Street. In terms of education, both primary and secondary schools are especially easy to access on foot from any location in this part of New York. Residents have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
This part of New York is a great neighborhood for eco-friendly transportation options. Residents can rely on public transit to travel in South Bronx owing to 2 rapid transit stations (174 St Station and Freeman St Station) with access to the 5 | Lexington Avenue Express Line and 2 | 7 Avenue Express Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines. Active people will also enjoy the very pedestrian-friendly nature of South Bronx; running day-to-day errands is very easy by walking, and many businesses are very close by. The bike is a reasonably good method of transportation in South Bronx because the bicycling infrastructure is quite well-developed.