Sunset Park is a neighborhood in New York, New York.
Home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors will feel at home in Sunset Park. Overall, this part of the city has many areas for those looking for a dynamic vibe. Even though the nightlife is quiet, there are usually crowds of people around. This part of New York also features a small amount of greenery; to be more precise, residents will find that a lot of streets have sub-par tree coverage. Nonetheless, it is very easy to get to green spaces in the neighborhood, since there are about 20 of them nearby for residents to check out and the majority of homes have a park very close by.
Small apartment buildings are the main housing type, representing roughly 45% of the dwellings in Sunset Park, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings and duplexes. This part of the city has a variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy around 80% of the units in Sunset Park and 20% are occupied by owners. Most of the housing growth in this area occurred pre-1960.
It is especially convenient to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from anywhere in Sunset Park. Moreover, those who are fond of eating out won't have to walk far in this part of New York, where over 400 restaurants and over 50 coffee shops are available. It is also a very short distance to an excellent selection of clothing stores, for example along 8th Avenue. Concerning education, it is a very short walk to reach primary as well as high schools from most houses for sale in Sunset Park. Locals have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
This neighborhood offers home buyers the choice between several methods of transportation. Thanks to a multitude of nearby rapid transit stations 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 approximately 30 nearby bus lines, the public transit system in this part of New York is very good. Sunset Park will also draw physically active people since it is especially conducive to traveling on foot; all daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle, and plenty of businesses are very close by. Sunset Park is not particularly bicycling-friendly since bicycling is rendered difficult by the typically sloping topography, and the bicycling infrastructure is not very extensive.