The neighborhood of Van Nest is situated within the city of New York, New York.
Those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors will feel at home in Van Nest. This area has a large number of streets to visit. Despite the fact that a narrow selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, there are a very large number of people around most of the time, and with its a few bars, there are options for nighttime activities. The greenery in this area is quite prominent; there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, like Bronx Park and Bronx River Parkway, resulting in them being very easy to reach from most locations in Van Nest. In addition, residents will find that many tree-lined streets are around.
Roughly 30% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Van Nest, and the rest of the properties are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. This part of New York also has a choice of unit sizes; houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About three quarters of the population of this neighborhood rent their home and one quarter are owners. Most homes in this neighborhood were built before the 1960s, during its most significant housing boom.
Both general and specialty grocery stores are ordinarily accessible within a very short walk from anywhere in Van Nest. Rhinelander Avenue is among the best streets for groceries. In addition, there are approximately 40 restaurants and a few cafes to experience in this part of the city. It is also a short walk to a very good selection of clothing stores, for instance along Morris Park Avenue. Regarding education, both primary and secondary schools are very easy to walk to from most houses for sale in this part of New York.
Van Nest is a great neighborhood for car-free transportation options. This area is an extraordinarily pleasant part of New York for pedestrians; running day-to-day errands is very easy by walking, and innumerable businesses of different types can be found as well. Traveling by bicycle is also convenient in Van Nest since there are a good number of bike lanes. The public transit system in Van Nest is excellent thanks to Bronx Park East Station with access to the 5 | Lexington Avenue Express Line and 2 | 7 Avenue Express Line, and a few nearby bus lines. On the other hand, driving is a somewhat poor transportation option in Van Nest. That being said, the majority of homes for sale are a short car ride from the closest highway.