Wakefield is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Wakefield is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the ambience of this neighborhood. Overall, finding energetic areas is easy in this part of the city. Although this area is not known for its nightlife, there are often a very large number of people around. Wakefield is fairly good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case near one of the railway lines. Greenery is quite present in this part of New York; there are approximately 10 green spaces close by for residents to unwind in, like Seton Falls Park and Bronx River Parkway, and they are very well-distributed, which makes them very easy to get to. Furthermore, residents will find that many tree-lined streets are prominent.
In Wakefield, roughly 30% of buildings are duplexes, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and single detached homes. This neighborhood has a selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of home owners and renters are about even. Most homes in this neighborhood were built before the 1960s, during its most significant housing boom.
Residents will value the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from vast majority houses for sale in this neighborhood. Locals are served by public and private elementary schools. As far as food is concerned, it is very convenient to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from most homes for sale in Wakefield. Furthermore, those who are fond of dining out won't have to go far in Wakefield, where over 100 restaurants and a few cafes are available. A reasonable choice of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance.
Wakefield is an excellent part of New York for environmentally friendly transportation options. With 2 rapid transit stations (Nereid Av Station and Wakefield - 241 St Station) with access to the 5 | Lexington Avenue Express Line and 2 | 7 Avenue Express Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines, this area benefits from an excellent public transit system. Physically active property owners will also enjoy the especially pedestrian-friendly nature of this neighborhood; most daily needs are especially convenient to meet without the use of a vehicle, and a fair number of businesses of different types can be found as well. It is at times challenging to travel by bike in this part of the city as bicycle riders are faced with a considerable amount of elevation changes. Thankfully, the cycling infrastructure is fairly good.